Monday, March 1, 2010

It's Gotta Be A Miracle!!

On Friday we did the dreaded prom dress shopping! Michelle's friend, Megan, went with us and on the way Michelle explained to her the rules of Mormon prom dresses--not too short, not too tight, not too low in the back or the front, can't be sleeveless or strapless.

Megan looked incredulous.

"Do they really make dresses like that?" she asked.

"Not enough of them" I grumbled.

I hate prom dress shopping. There are so few modest dresses and the ones you find are rarely very cute. So we usually end up driving to Mesa (a two-hour round trip drive) in hopes of finding something there.

But on Friday we decided to check our mall first, and then make the trip to Mesa in the morning.

AND . . . Thirty minutes later, we had a dress!!

We walked in to one department store that had two modest dresses hanging on the wall. Both were cute, and one looked very cute on Michelle.

So we bought it. Done. Half an hour.

That has got to be a miracle!!

I wanted to post a picture of the dress on my blog, but Michelle didn't want me to show everyone in advance--and before she could look cute in the picture. So--here it is a bit disguised.

May you have a joyful day!


Shannon said...

Congratulations! There must be someone living right at your house! Hope Michelle enjoys the dress and the prom.

Just ME the MOM said...

You're post reminds me of one of my funnest traditions with my girls . . . they both have summer birthdays. So for their 16th birthdays in June we would go Prom dress shopping. We always found such great buys at that time of year. Then we just had to 'sweat it out' hoping they would be asked to the dance. But the shopping was always so much fun.


KC Mom said...

Unveil!! I promise I won't give away the surprise!

Mary said...

Something that should be so fun can become so frustrating. I wish more chooses were out there. Congrats on finding a great dress!

Handsfullmom said...

That IS a miracle -- just 30 minutes later? In Arizona? Good for you!

Suzanne said...

Yay for modest dresses!!! When I see young girls walking around with barely any clothes on and their date is in a suit, it just saddens me. What is the message here? So awesome that you found a dress in 30 minutes. That is like a prom dress miracle, modest or not! Cannot wait to see the picture when she unveils! Have a wonderful day! -Suzanne

just me said...

what a fabulous day of shopping!! yay! you at least have to tell us what store you went to - i like to frequent stores that sell modest clothes for teenagers.

Rebecca Irvine said...

Your disguised picture reminds me of a famous painting called "Nude descending a Staircase"-- which makes me laugh since this post was about finding a modest dress. So glad you did not have to waste your time on a long trip over here, although us Mesans surely enjoy your presence in our city.

Jenny-Jenny said...

Congratulations! Last year my son had a huge group of kids come here before prom to take pictures in the park across the street. Later a non-mormon neighbor commented on how beautiful the girls looked in their modest dresses. You better believe we're not the only ones who appreciate covered teenage girls!

Marilyn said...

Ahh, the modest dress dilemma! Good for her for being a good example! We've had some success in the past also by using sweaters and shrugs to make less-than-modest prom dresses acceptable. Hope she has a great time!

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