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Hillary's Prom Dress

Added May 24, 2008

by nuiwida23

Portland, Maine,...






This is my junior prom dress I made! I love it, and I had a blast wearing my own creation to the prom. I chose the cate pattern, and lengthened it 3 inches. It was a tough squeeze, my aunt helped me scramble to put the zipper in and hem it the morning of!

Material Notes

sheer shimmery material, silky lining to match




Garment Type
Evening Wear
Other, Satin


BurdaStyle (as always)

Stephen Wells for photography

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    Feb 16, 2011, 05.09 PMby Jane Smith

    Lovely dress, lovely girl.

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    May 8, 2009, 07.47 AMby mcginnhold

    This dress must have been designed just for you! What an excellent and an original choice. You have style. Great look thanks for sharing the great photos.
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    Apr 18, 2009, 01.27 PMby flutterbyx

    this looks like a photo shoot of Grease!!! haha!! Very nice though good work :) x

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    Oct 18, 2008, 05.40 AMby metaphoric

    so incredibly gorgeous! I love it! :) the colour fits you so well. you go girl!

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    Sep 29, 2008, 02.10 PMby loreliz

    woww! this is just so inspiring and perfect, i love it!

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    Sep 4, 2008, 04.56 PMby jsolnushko

    What a fab job! Love the way it looks on you

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    Aug 11, 2008, 09.09 PMby britt-1

    Stunning. :)

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    Jun 22, 2008, 01.13 AMby blythe115

    You look like an angel in your creation…just lovely!

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    Jun 21, 2008, 05.15 PMby lukastoka

    wow you look like a princess in this dress don’t you feel that it’s so lovely and nice colour i’ll try to make my own one i hope it fits have fun with you dress … bye

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    Jun 5, 2008, 03.21 PMby fashionguru101

    Looks a little casual for a prom dress but it is pretty. A little nightgownish though.

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    May 31, 2008, 02.17 PMby hereonawhim

    absolutely gorgeous!

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    May 31, 2008, 08.24 AMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    i’ve been away so long i missed your prom dress! as usual, brilliant. and of course you pulled off cate. i wanted to kill myself on my cate (which is still folded up in the “mending” pile, also known as the Area Of Death). you have such a good eye for detail. your creations always look like they were waiting to be born just for you.

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    May 28, 2008, 02.42 PMby daicrinne

    This is really beautiful. The bodice looks perfect (I would have trouble with this). Very nice!

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    May 27, 2008, 03.00 PMby annekindskywalker

    This is reaaaally lovely. The colour/pattern combination makes you look like a peach ;)

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    May 27, 2008, 10.16 AMby coffeina

    it is realy lovely. the fabric is made for that dress!

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    May 27, 2008, 05.32 AMby carottesauvage

    It suits you so well!Great creation!

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    May 27, 2008, 12.20 AMby chinitay

    Wow very sweet and pretty on you! The complete look reminds me of “The notebook” movie for some reason, very nice!

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    May 26, 2008, 07.53 PMby amarie

    Impressive in so many levels

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    May 26, 2008, 01.24 AMby red-wren

    Woops, i didn’t even see this here before i posted that comment on your ‘wall’. Well, had i know you had already sewn this gorgeous dress i needn’t have wished you luck with it.. haha, You’ve done a great job!

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    May 25, 2008, 03.50 PMby maya511

    everyone must have been so impressed — not only because you made your own prom dress, but also that it looks so fabulous on you. well done!

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    May 25, 2008, 01.23 PMby toupinette

    so beautiful!!!!

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    May 25, 2008, 12.05 PMby luzie

    beautiful dress, i always love your photos!

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    May 25, 2008, 10.51 AMby dianacirne

    This is great! So weel made, and the color go well in you! This is a perfect dress!

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    May 25, 2008, 08.01 AMby maha1965

    u look great just like a perfect model the dress is so simple and chic

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    May 25, 2008, 07.19 AMby olyaboieru

    you are very talented!!! I like your style! :) All your pictures are amazing!!! no comments…

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    May 25, 2008, 06.31 AMby fashion1

    just beautiful, as always! great dress and photos! very nice fabric.

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    May 24, 2008, 11.12 PMby antigone

    It’s so pretty! You look so sweet and romantic in it! It reminds me of some sort of fairy tale girl, like Wendy from Peter Pan, but all grown up. You look beautiful, great job! And I’ll bet you had a blast wearing a dress you made yourself! If I had a prom, I’d want to wear my own work too! Congratulations on another stunning creation.

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    May 24, 2008, 10.41 PMby escorpio

    You look stunning! Great dress and great photos.

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    May 24, 2008, 10.12 PMby camilaustral

    you allways look so good!! :)

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