4/30/2009

Handmade Prom


It's many many moons since I went shopping for my prom dress. For my senior prom I wore a black lace skin tight dress with a slit practically up to my navel. I still can't believe my Mom bought it for me but she said I looked great in it, which I totally did. I went with around 10 girls and we had a blast. After the dance we went out partying at a frat house and I won't go into any more details from there.

I know you probably aren't shopping for prom but isn't it fun to imagine. There are so many amazing handmade dresses on-line and honestly many of them aren't any more expensive than if you bought them at the mall, when chances are 3 other girls had the same idea. How cool would it be to show up to the party in one of these handmade originals? If you want to really make an entrance how about this Custom Tutu Dress by Gingercream. I'm generally opposed to all forms of tulle but how can you not love the whimsy of this dress?


The one above is for the glamour girl with her own sense of style. They are each one of a kind and are made completely from recycled men's ties by Glamarita.

For the Free Spirit hippie chick there is this Spanish Moss dress by The Wind & Rain Creations.

For the punk/emo girl this Rodarte inspired multi-colored knit dress would make a great statement. I love how Miss Samantha has accessorized the look with the hat and belt. I can totally see Anh wearing this outfit if she were 10 years older.
For the classic/retro girl there is this Red Silk Scarlet Swing Cocktail Dress. Classic Tailors makes it in sizes XXSmall to 2XL so just about any girl could look gorgeous in it.

To accessorize I think this UPCYCLED Gold VINTAGE Bumblebee Clutch would work with just about any look. Get Ready Set Clutch has some other great clutches to carry the essentials for the big night out and they would make a great bar purse in the future.

And I wouldn't be a good etsy blogger if i didn't pimp my own jewelry. I made wedding party jewelry recently and I think my knitted wire bracelets would make unique and fun prom wear as well. I can make them with any color beads and trust me I have lots of cool beads to work with if you wanted something custom. I can also make simple earrings to match. I hope you had fun reminiscing about your prom and imagining how fun it would be to shop for a handmade prom if we were young again.

5 comments:

Leslie said...

Wow, those dresses are fantastic!

storybeader said...

I saw some wild looking dresses when DH and I went out to eat last Saturday. Of course, I didn't even KNOW it was prom night... or at least one of them... ignorant me!

Stacie's Madness said...

i love the red dress!!!

Three Fates said...

Those dresses are fantastic. I love them. My mom made my prom dress, I loved it, and it fit me like a glove! Go handmade for prom!

Nancy said...

Love that first dress! Wish i actually wore dresses... And that last wrist cuff is to die for.

On another note, I just picked up my package from you! The stuff is so great, thank you, thank you, thank you! I'm happy to say that I'm now the owner of a cuff of my own:) Blogged about it too!

 

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