I make no claims to being a fashionista….I’m a plain Jane in most fashion matters. But I do have opinions on fashion. One particular pet peeve is in regards to strapless dresses. Now I did wear them at one time in my life and, overall, love the elegant look of a strapless dress.
However, I can’t stand to see girls constantly pulling their dress up.
I have seen scores of teens in their formals do this, bridesmaids and even brides. My daughter knows I have commented about this time and again. Grandma found this dress for $15 last spring from Sears. It’s a lovely dress and will get a lot of use by my piano-playing daughter. But because it was a little loose and because my daughter wanted to enjoy dancing the night away without worrying about the dress falling down, we came up with a simple and practical solution: ribbon straps.
We looked for a rhinestone trim but nothing matched the sparkles on the dress. So we selected a simple ribbon and I sewed it directly to the front and back of the dress. I double-stitched it for extra security. As you can see, it was strong enough to withstand this “High School Musical” jump!
There is something about a tux that brings out the best behavior in a young man…..even if the limo had to make a return stop to the house because he forgot to put deodorant on……
I had to share this picture. Look closely at the top of the tree. Ten-year old son is up there….yep, the one who broke his arm last year….
Happy Mother’s Day early!!!!!
The kids look soooooooo adorable, your daughter looks just like you (so pretty) and your son is so handsome and his date looks so pretty…..great pictures of a wonderful experience.
I love your dress strap solution, a light pretty strap but it does the job! Great idea, as always!
I hope that they had a great time!
She looks so classicaly beautiful…as usual!
Lovely young folks. I just chaperoned a prom and we were commenting on how much the girls were having to pull their dresses up, too. (Oh, and the fact that they all took their shoes off.)
Ah, what lovely pictures. I hope her dance was happy. And I also have strap-less-o-phobia.
I clicked on that last picture, trying to figure out what you were talking about, and the sight of that little face peeking out from the tree made me chuckle. How in the world did he get up there?
The ribbon was a good solution to the pully-uppy problem. It doesn’t distract from the dress at all; it still looks elegant.
Great job with the ribbon – so smart! And your son in the tree just cracks me up! Love it!
Jane, the kids look great and I love that $15 prom dress. Great solution with the straps.
Perfect solution, and it also breaks up the expanse of skin and makes it more flattering! The kids look great. High school prom is so exciting…and so long ago.
wow, I love that!!! Great job… beautiful kids!