Shopping for a prom dress is never fun. Nope. Never. No.
At least that's the impression I have always had.
I have been through three prom dress purchases with my own girls (and two of my own) -- and I'll tell you -- it would simply be a lot easier to slide into a size __ (...after trying on countless!) rather than having to dig through a vvveeerrrrrry limited number of plus-sized dresses and only getting to try on one or two. All the girls in the dressing room are picking up size zeroes and twos and fours and some are in tears about needing to get the dresses altered to fit - because - they're just too big. I am looking around at a sea of teenagers ALL. WEARING. THE. SAME. COLOR. (they always do this) and wonder why it's such a big deal. (I know, because it's the PROM. And YOU HAVE TO. We all - mostly? - do it.)
After getting measured, we find that she's *exactly* a size __ and we ordered the dress she wanted out of the catalog. It was a bit disheartening to think that the prom is this year - and she doesn't get the chance to do it next year in senior year when she might be post-surgery. It would be kind of cool to slither into a smaller size, she knows that. Someone will need to get married or something so we can all get fancied up in a year.
SO ANYWAY. We put $100 down, and have to pay the balance when it comes in. Let's hope it fits! She matches the EXACT MEASUREMENTS of the dress, sooooo......