Monday, May 11, 2009

Help me pick my "prom dress"!

As many of you already know, this coming weekend I'm chaperoning prom. Well technically, I'm not the chaperon, I'm just the date. My boyfriend's the one in charge—I just get to watch the high school kids dance (in a non-creepy way) and wonder if I was ever that awkward/skanky/funny/trendy/dorky/young. 

Now I know the kids really won't care what the heck I'm wearing, but J keeps telling me how all the kids judge him and his clothes on a daily basis. And I know when I was in high school, my friends and I used to rate our hot chemistry teacher's clothes (he was so dreamy). So I don't want to look like some could-pass-for-middle-age, frumpily-dressed chaperon—I want to look cute. 

I didn't know what the heck to wear. J asked fellow teachers and was told I could wear anything from black pants and a sweater to wedding attire. My choice? A dress...because I love them.

Now normally I would try on a bunch of dresses and ask my roommate for an opinion, but my current roommate—a teeny tiny zinia plant—doesn't have a lot to say on the matter. So being the approval-oriented girl that I am, I thought I'd ask you all for fashion advice. Do you mind? I hope not!

Here are my two dress options:

Dress #1

You can't tell, but it has a satin ribbon around the waist and it covered in large black polka dots. This is what I originally planned on, but I didn't know if the strapless was a bit too "scandalous". Also, when I tried this on in the store, a girl asked me if I was going to the turnabout dance at the local high embarrassing. But I loved the dress anyway and had to have it.

Dress #2

This one is a little summery and a bit more casual. It's a lightweight cotton (definitely a sun dress) and could probably be dressed up with the right accessories. I'm worried it might be a bit too short with heels, but I love the print. 

So what do you think? Any suggestions would be a huge help!

Once I tally up the votes, I'll move on to accessories. Now those will be a challenge. Shoes? Jewery? Cardigan? (I'm always cold). YIKES. I freeze up when it comes to the extra things. It's hard enough to pick out the dress.

Thanks for your help!


phampants said...

I remember chaperoning prom. I convinced 3 of my female friends to come and crash it so the kids would be like "WHAT? MR. PHAM HAS 3 DATES??" Sadly, they had transit issues and arrived as prom ended. DOH!

As for the dress, I would go for the black one. It's classy.

erin - heart in ireland said...

I prefer the black one. And if you have a cute wrap that would look great with that!

Working Girl Two said...

i say #2!

Rachie said...

Number one. Definitely. Like, no question about it. The first one says you're at a prom but everyone will know you're not running for Prom Queen. The black also says you're mature. The second one looks too much like a summer Sunday Dress.

Carina the Blogarina said...

Number one, number one, number one!! It's so classy!! And the all the kids will be like : "oh, that guy has a really hot girlfriend!".lol

Really, it's beautiful!

Mich said...

LBD all the way! (little black dress)

Ali said...

They're both adorable, but for prom? I'm goin' with the black one! Love it.

jslvr. said...

the black one, for sure. it's way to cute to pass up! (:

zenfullyme said...

I agree, go with the black one! It's sophisticated, classy. The other seems more fun and flirty....or something. I don't really know fashion. You can never go wrong with black.

Katelin said...

ooh i like the black one, very prom and very cute. yay for chaperoning prom, i think that'd be fun.

Bayjb said...

I love number one. Classic and not too flashy. you'll look great!

Ali said...

PS - left you something on my blog. Woohoo!