Always a 90’s Bridesmaid- Wedding 9

This 90’s bridesmaid dress, which I also still have, has actually fared the test of time the best out of all the dresses. One question: why such a wide lapel? I look like a fancy nurse from World War I. The poofy sleeves are just as poofy as the early nineties required, but Ann cleverly disguised that by going sheer.  Still bitter at friends for not staging a hair intervention on me. My style is bordering on a shortened Roseann Rosanadana. Ann’s wedding, circa 1992. Also, I look a little possessed but I’m pretty sure we didn’t start drinking until the reception. At least I’m sitting upright. Ann is crouching, but only slightly.
90's bridesmaid

90’s bridesmaid

My arm is scaring me a little. It looks disconnected from the sleeve and the rest of my body. The top is like wearing an x-ray of yourself. Perhaps the TSA could let you opt to wear see-through clothing instead of getting your body scanned or fondled in the airport security line. I’ll let you know what they say when I try it at the airport on my next trip when I’m wearing this cute little number.

3 thoughts on “Always a 90’s Bridesmaid- Wedding 9

  1. Yes,I knew back in ’92 that sheer (that’s organza, Jen) would be a fortuitous fashion trend. The wide lapel? Not sure about.

    It’s funny, you do look a little possessed with that expression on your face. Maybe because we were all in shock that day. I remember it being like an out-of-body experience. Now I now I was simply out-of-my-young-naive-romantic-ever-loving-MIND.

    Jen, I’m pretty sure I DID try to do a hair intervention a few times over the years, but you claimed you needed “volume,” because your hair was “too thin.” Gee, and I always thought you loved the smell of that Dep or Dippity Do crap you used to use back in the 80’s…and the 90’s… when did you stop perming?

    You were just gonna do what you wanted to do, like the rest of us, when friends are trying to tell you things you don’t necessarily want to hear. You do what our children do daily: it’s called selective listening. “Oh, did you mean I should stop perming altogether, or should I just use the bigger rollers??”

    Still, looking at these pictures of you (and all of us fortunate to have you as a bridesmaid, maid of honor or matron of honor) reminds me how beautiful you are!! Tan or pale, permed or not, tiny waistline or more womanly as I like to think of us nowadays…. I’m really enjoying seeing these old photos. We were all so skinny back then. And for those of us whose marriages didn’t work outo…. what was going on in our minds when these pictures were being taken???

    Keep up the fantastic work!
    Annie

  2. i got rid of the organza blouse, but kept the skirt for some odd reason. then last year, i pulled it out of the back of the closet & wore to several holiday functions! who knew i’d ever really wear it again… i even got compliments!

    ps… jen, i am loving this series!

  3. Some things stand the test of time. Perms, nuh. I refuse to become one of those little old ladies, with blue hair and pin curls. So I keep it short and layered so I have some natural waves and curls. Used to sit on my hair. What a difference.

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