Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Dress shopping

(Friday we had Lilian tag along.  Let's just say she was much more of a hindrance than a help, if you know what I mean.  Saturday we had to pick up Brandon from gymnastics in the middle of our shopping hours so he came along to the last couple of stores.)

We spent a good 9 hours this past weekend on the hunt for the perfect Homecoming dress.  Rebekah was asked by Hunter, a boy that she has been liking and hanging out with since last fall.  He asked Rebekah to the big dance 3 weeks before school even started.  Knowing she's been dating many different guys...I guess he wanted to make absolutely sure that she was HIS date for Homecoming.

This is Rebekah and her friends Jenny and Patricia.  And no, this is NOT Rebekah's dress.  Though I do have a picture of her in it, she has expressly forbidden me from using it here on this blog.  I think she wants to wait until we have pictures of the final product with the hair and the makeup and the shoes....(Oh crap.  We still have to go find shoes.)  Patricia was trying to decide between these 3 dresses and it was decided that if they all put one on and stood side by side in front of the mirror, maybe it would help.  But don't they look pretty?

In my day Homecoming was fairly casual.  We wore dresses that were only slightly nicer than what we wore weekly to church.  Not the case here.  And while I think many high schools tend to dress for Homecoming in shorter cocktail type dresses, apparently at Rebekah's school, it's about 50/50.  The majority of the girls at the stores we stopped at were trying on big, fluffy concoctions.  It took Jenny awhile to convince Rebekah she wouldn't be overdressed if she picked a long dress.  (Jenny is a senior and is speaking from experience, thankfully.  Rebekah, of course, wouldn't really trust anything I said...)  And also, thankfully, there are lots of little formal dress stores that not only rent dresses but also do alterations...like add sleeves to a previously sleeveless dress.

Homecoming is this coming Saturday.  Stay tuned for official pictures of the big day!  A hint:  Rebekah's dress is called "The Cinderella."  She is going to look stunning.


Croft Family said...

I can't wait to see the pictures. She would be beautiful in a potato sack so I'm sure she is going to be drop dead gorgeous!!!

Mindy said...

I can't wait to see the final choice. Hope she has an amazing time!

Heidi Green said...

If she looks even better than she does in the yellow dress she's wearing in the picture...wowza! What a beautiful girl. I hope she has a wonderful time. :)