Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Wardrobe Wednesday: Prom Queen

Last month, I attended the "Rock and Roll Prom" put on by Kansas City Rockabilly at Knucklehead's salloon.  Every lady knows the most important thing about prom (at any age)  is what dress to wear.  The dress is almost as important as the date! So, I figure that a Wardrobe Wednesday post would be perfect for sharing my prom pics and doing some dress-talk.

I found my dress by Unique Vintage at Kansas City's local dress boutique, Donna's Dress shop on the sale rack... this is what it looked like in the dressing room--
I really loved the dress, but I saw even  greater potential could be achieved with some minor tweeking.   So I removed the awkward black bow and replaced it with a lower placed red rose and added a red sash. For a little cover up, I wore a balero from Retro Vixen.  A couple hair flowers, pearls, vintage earrings, and of course a corsage accessorized my dress well.
This happens to be the only photo that shows my lovely ruby slipper shoes from B.A.I.T. footwear.
My husband wore his well-loved cowboy boots a pair of Levi's, and got funky mixing  checks with his  vintage shirt and vintage tux jacket.
We had a wonderful night listening to amazing live music, and spending time with our friends.

My husband and I were even named Prom Queen and King!!!

I just love any reason to get dressed up!  Prom is such a fun event, I am already thinking of next year's ensemble!


  1. Oh my! This looks like so much fun! I'm definitely jealous. Your dress is adorable, I love the modifications you made to it. Your hair is just perfect! Did you do it yourself? I'd love to see a tutorial.

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  3. Oh thanks Deborah! Yes I did my own hair. Really mastering the "victory roll" is the key to many vintage hair styles... I learned from watching youtube tutorials, I should do one myself one of these days, but until then search youtube for "pin up perfect victory rolls by Katty Delux" I know that one is a gret tutorial :)