Last week, I realised a terrifying fact.
I was the only girl in my class who didn't yet have a prom dress.
When you're one of six girls, that isn't a huge deal... but still. I was abnormal! That never happens! (Cue skeptical laughter...)
I could go on about how silly it is that girls are expected to buy their dresses several months before prom actually happens (it won't be for another two and a half months...) but that's a post all on its own. Therefore, I now present to you... the results of my dress shopping expedition. (Who doesn't love statistics?)
...days spent thinking about shopping for it: 124
...days spent actually shopping: slightly less than one (approx. 6 hours)
...days spent thinking about wearing it: 761 (at least) (this is since before I started highschool)
...days spent wearing it: less than one (sob. cry. I am consoled by the fact that at least it's not too prom-y and I can possibly wear it again someday)
...dresses looked at: 367 (really. at least.)
...of dresses tried on: eighteen
...dresses that didn't fit because of my massive ribcage: four (yes. some people obsess over their thighs or their stomach or their arms. I obsess over my ribcage)
...dresses rejected because of length: twenty-six (because I am too short to wear something floor-length, or even longer than my knees.)
...stores entered: nine
...stores where I tried something on: four
...scary salesgirls faced: eight (like really, don't talk to me. I am perfectly fine on my own.)
...hours in the car: five (so just slightly less than the actual shopping...)
...unknown women who tried to remove my bra: three (thankfully all store employees)
...unknown women who petted me: one (NOT a store employee) (most awkward moment of the trip)
...so, from this, the conclusion I'm getting to... is that I obsess over things wayyy too much.
However... I have indeed found a dress, so maybe this all paid off?
What was your prom dress shopping like? What was your dress like? (Or what do you want it to be like, if you haven't yet had a prom?)