She Wears Stunning Pink Gown To Prom In 1952, Never Foresees What Family Will Do With It
FaithTap Staff 5/11/2017
One of the quintessential high school experiences that everyone seems to talk about even decades later is prom night. For a teenager, the social and emotional relevance of this singular night seems to overshadow all the big and small events that have happened in their lifetime so far!
For grown-ups, seeing so much energy, nervousness, and drama seems so silly and funny, until of course it's time to start spending money on all things prom. Especially for parents of the fairer sex, the enthusiasm and cuteness of the whole affair seems to dissipate a bit when it's time to hit the mall for some prom dress shopping.
If it's not the high price tag of a dress, it is usually the new, less than wholesome fashion styles, that have the parents on edge. Well, a new tradition is being born around the nation as young ladies embrace a trend that even parents can get behind!
Case in point, Bev Tippett, who in 1962 wore a gorgeous pale pink gown to her own prom. She still has a picture to prove how awesome she looked; thankfully she saved more than just those sepia memories.
Bev ended up holding on to that beautiful gown all these decades and it paid off when her granddaughter asked if she could borrow it for her own prom night. Bev who was more than thrilled to pass on the tradition, posted on Facebook, pictures of herself, her granddaughter, and her two daughters who had also worn the same gown to each of their proms. Along with it she said:
"First worn in 1962 - last worn in 2013. Mother, two daughters and one grand daughter."
Turns out, Bev's not alone, a lot of teenage girls this prom season are choosing to go dress shopping in their own mother's closet in the hope of finding something vintage, cool, and unique.
Bekah Hancox, not only borrowed her mom's red satin with lace overlay gown that was also hand stitched by mom, but also choose to match the same prom pose that her mom and her date had made all those years ago. She posted the adorable picture on Facebook, looking no less glamorous than the Hollywood actresses of days gone by. Bekah posted:
"Wore the dress my mum made when she was 17. In 1987. And wore it to my senior ball last weekend (2017)"
Lanika Saunders in Panama City, Florida, who also has a teenager who was prom bound this year, posted a side by side picture of herself and her daughter wearing the same dazzling blue dress with extraordinary gemstone details, and said:
"My Daughter wore my prom dress 19 years later ..!! 1998/2017"
Honestly, based on the picture alone, it is hard to say that 19 years have passed since the mother and daughter look more like sisters wearing the same thing!
We definitely can't get enough of these pictures; here is one more from Sara Floto Sturges who is rocking a fitting black sequence dress with a short messy do, worn equally well by her daughter years later. She said in her post:
"Me at prom on the left in 1990. My daughter in my dress going to her prom in 2014."
Facebook/Sara Floto Sturges
There is something very charming and nostalgic about seeing these recycled dresses which not only look so good on the girls, but also signify a special experience that goes along with a piece of clothing. Instead of buying something meaningless off the racks in the mall, here is a way to connect with the past that didn't cost any money, but delivered more satisfaction.
In the current fashion mindset which encourages shopping at fast fashion stores and frequent closet purges, we wonder if this new prom trend will make a more permanent implication in the lives of young ladies who too will think of investing in fashion pieces that will last generations to come. Time will tell for sure!
Sources: Today, Facebook/Bev Tippett, Facebook/Bekah Hancox, Facebook/Lanika Saunders, Facebook/Sara Floto Sturges