Even though it is totally the wrong time of year for prom, and I never experienced it for myself, lately with so many assignments due I keep daydreaming about movies and magical pop culture moments like Pretty in Pink. So when I really should be studying or catching up on homework, I made this moodboard instead as an ode to all things pink, glittery and nostalgic. I think what's so appealing about this notion or representation of prom is that secretly we all like having the chance to dress up.
To become something else and transform in front of our friends and peers while looking our best, even if it's just for one special night. Or like Tina from Bob's Burgers we want a DJ, smoke machine and to have that magic moment where we see 'the one' from across the dance floor. And have the perfect kiss underneath the disco ball. Prom also acts to removes the pretense and stigma of "I woke up like dis"- we can look good but acknowledge that we got our hair and make up done all day but proudly talk about it? I dunno I just think it's really great on a whole bunch of levels because we can show of our personal style as an extension of our tastes and aesthetic.
If you're having trouble finding the perfect dress, or simply a company that stocks a wide variety of dresses in a variety of colours, styles and sizes Avida Dress make gorgeous formal dresses, prom and bridesmaid dresses to suit all occasions. And when I say they stock all sizes, I mean they stock all sizes including plus size as well and they look AMAZING so now all babes of different body shapes and sizes can look as cute as Disney princesses ♡ ♡ ♡ They also offer custom tailoring which I think is simply incredible service for an online store. It's this inclusion of women with all types of body sizes is what makes me the most excited about this announcement- and the prices are pretty affordable too.
Even if you don't have prom coming up/ have now left school they do gorgeous cocktail dresses and some of them have immaculate sequin details on the bust. Or if you want to channel your inner mermaid they have long dresses with trails and ruffles too. There is literally something to suit everybody there and if you haven't yet you should definitely check it out. I've included some of my favourite pink dresses below in keeping with the prom-themed moodboard and inspired by characters such as Andy Walsh and Tina Belcher but don't feel like you have to aspire towards something pink and puffy like a marshmallow.
1a, c- True Stories (1986). 2- The Virgin Suicides via Style Rookie. 3- Salvation Mountain. 4a, b- Twin Peaks (1990), c- Pageant Girls by Petra Collins for Rookie Mag.6. 7a, b & c- unknowns. 10a- Courtney Love, b- Tavi 's birthday party, c. 11- Style Rookie. 15a, c. 1b & 12- The Pulp Zine interview with Cherry Glazer. 13, 14 & 15b- The Loved One Prom series by Marina Fini (makeup and hair by Veronica Chanel and wardrobe from The Loved One). 5 & 9- Courtney Love's diary. 8 & 16- The Virgin Suicides (1999).
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