What's Penny wearing today, you ask? Well, it's yet another of my vintage Gunne Sax by Jessica McClintock dresses. I have shown you a few of them in previous posts. (To see them all, you can enter Gunne Sax in the Search box) You may have already guessed that I loved them all back in the day. But this one? This one really is my favorite. And that's why I still have it after all these years. A pale green mini-gingham confection with tiered skirt and pink rosebud collar and cuffs, complete with pink floral trim and green rickrack:
It was my prom dress, and I was in love.
Below, you see a picture of me wearing it on prom night. Penny, above, is wearing it with the same necklace I wore:
And my friend Debbie, who was our Homecoming Queen, borrowed it to wear in a picture that was taken for the yearbook:
Believe it or not, I actually ended up wearing it a couple of years later to work at Sierra Nevada House. That was a mistake. Although I had, of course, washed it, it had a LOT of stains all over and I was so sentimentally attached to it that I kept it anyhow, packed away in my cedar chest. I dug it out recently and treated them with Spray 'N Wash with Resolve Power - and the stains from 35 years ago CAME OUT!
My special dress is beautiful once again, and I am a happy girl.