I believe this entire ensemble was borrowed because I don't remember shopping for it. Probably came from my older cousin, Chickie. I bet it was her prom dress from, like, two years earlier. I think we stuffed tissue into the shoes so they'd fit. I mean, you couldn't not have the dyed-to-match shoes!!
I went with my friend, Mike, who was very sweet and even gave me a kiss on the cheek before we headed home!
As I was editing this, I remembered another detail: stick-on pink fingernails!!!! Oh, my goodness, that was the only time I remember doing that--how funny~!! See them??
I was evidently "crowned" (or sashed) the "Dutchess." See the banner?? Now, here's the thing: There was three categories: Queen, Princess and Dutches. And, oh, maybe eight eligible young ladies?? I mean, the pastor's daughter had to get something. Third place is pretty pathetic. I think the two other girls were older than me so they won based on some sort of seniority. I recall just being glad to have gotten something.
Aaaaaahh, taffeta. The swish...the sheen...that lovely shade of blush pink...ya gotta love it.
Yes, it had crinoline underneath. So comfy. And check out those poofy sleeves--to match the hair!!
Good ol' church banquets!! Sometimes I miss the good ol' days.