Inspired by The Great Gatsby and Downton Abbey, my prom ensemble consisted of my grandmother’s silver beaded evening bag from the 1950s, vintage clip-on earrings and bracelet from Varnadore Costumes (ah, the perks of being an employee!), and a below-the knee beauty of a dress in white and silver beads from Bygone’s Vintage in Richmond, Virginia. My darling date, Davis, sported a rented tux with tails to complete the Gatsby theme, looking dapper while staying economically and environmentally savvy.
Why buy an on-trend gown if every girl at prom will be wearing the same thing? Why invest in a style that won’t last for several seasons? My advice is to invest in the tried and true designs from decades past, and purchase pieces as unique as they are eco-friendly!
If you care to explore Bygone’s, visit http://www.bygonesvintage.com/
And for my own prom pictures, visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/86405222@N02/sets/72157633258212578/