I've worn a long dress once before -- a sparkly lime green confection that I bought from Caché for eighth grade graduation. I never wore it again, because I decided shortly after graduation that long dresses were reserved for pageant queens, Hollywood starlets, and girls with long legs.
Thus, for all of high school, I wore short dresses. I was planning on wearing a short dress for senior prom too -- I had already picked out a few simple Lorick frocks that I was choosing between this morning. The idea of wearing a long dress felt intimidating and daunting to me, considering that I'm 5'1" and not exactly a statuesque goddess like Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly. I'm also extremely picky when it comes to dresses (or any piece of clothing I buy, I suppose), and I found that most of the long dresses at the mall or in local dress shops were too sparkly for my taste.
However, I found this silver Vera Wang Lavender Label gown yesterday, and I bought it without question. A fellow friend in college told me to buy a long dress because "this is [my] biggest formal EVER. Don't screw it up! [I'll] have plenty of time in college to wear short dresses." And how can I argue with that?
P.S. I'd love to hear your hair, make-up, shoes, and accessories suggestions! The only thing harder than buying the dress is piecing together the right look.