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March 21, 2008

27 (Prom) Dresses

Filed under: Fashion — Francesca @ 12:12 pm

Prom season is almost here!

Francesca did not have a prom. Francesca attended high school in Europe, where we celebrate our impending graduation from high school at a bar, getting drunk.

Ha! Do not think for a moment that Francesca got drunk. No, no.

Francesca was the designated driver, of course.

However, Francesca did get to wear a pretty, floor-length gown when her dear Papa took her to her first State Dinner when she was 18. How well she remembers going with her mother to buy the elegant white gloves! Ah, memories!

::Francesca lingers in a state of reverie::

Oh, yes, where were we? Proms. Yes.

Francesca has many plus-size prom dresses to recommend. A wide variety, in fact! Pun intended! (Ha! Francesca jokes!)

She will recommend one per day for many, many days, yes? And she will attempt to show many styles, in a spectrum of prices, so that there will be something for everyone. She has floor-length dresses and knee-length dresses; the sweet girly-girl dresses and the goth dresses; dresses which cost almost $400 and dresses on sale for $80; dresses with empire waists and dresses with princess seams; pink and olive and maroon and navy and white and black and teal, oh my!

Here is the first, a dress which is soon selling out at Sydney’s Closet, and is only available still in size 16, the “Oscar Worthy II.” It is on sale, with a savings of $40 American dollars!


  1. I feel crazy writing this but my first reaction was: those are fairy tale dresses! and I like them!

    I didn’t go to prom either, but that was on account of skipping high school. No regrets!

    Comment by jamy — March 21, 2008 @ 1:15 pm

  2. I well remember my prom. Nearly every other girl was wearing white. It looked like a convention of brides. Me? I wore steel blue and looked superfantastic!

    And spent most of the evening sighing in frustration as my boyfriend discussed the special effects in Star Wars with another frustrated girl’s date. At least he made dinner and was a hell of a cook. I’ve never forgotten that glorious flourless chocolate cake. Mmm…yummy.

    I do love the sparklies on this dress. Very pretty.

    Comment by Twistie — March 21, 2008 @ 2:09 pm

  3. Oh, how I wish I’d known of this blog for my own senior prom two years ago, where I wore a hideous black tube with a handkerchief skirt with my hips and breasts strapped in and flattened down so it looked “right.” So glad I don’t have any pictures.

    On another note, my friends and I are having our own personal Prom for those of us who didn’t attend our own, or hated our own, or have their own this year and don’t want to attend, so I may get a lovely dress for that and dance the night away with the girl I love. Thanks, Francesca.

    Comment by Calixti — March 21, 2008 @ 4:33 pm

  4. I just bought my prom dress. I am very excited. It is a dark green, strapless, ballroom gown. The skirt is not horribly full though. There is a satin-underlay and a sheer fluffy fabric overtop. It has little rosettes all along the bodice…and comes with a shawl.

    It’s beautiful, but it cost me about 400 CDN.
    I sometimes wish we had a David’s Bridal in Canada.

    But I cannot wait to see the prom dresses you pick out, Francesca!

    Comment by Miranda — March 21, 2008 @ 7:01 pm

  5. May God bless you all.

    Comment by Girl Swim Wear — March 23, 2008 @ 10:00 pm

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