Throwback Thursday: Deb’s Sleeves

That’s me in the very shiny, teal dress in 1992.  I was the matron of honor at my sister’s wedding.  My name isn’t Deb.

Did you see Napoleon Dynamite?  Do you remember the scene where Napoleon tells Deb, “I like your sleeves. They’re real big”?   Well, I can’t look at this photo without those words running through my head.

I think my sister was a very pretty bride, big sleeves and all.  (And I still have that shiny, teal dress!)

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  1. I love it! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    And thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful response to my most recent blog post on health & body image. All of the positive feedback really means a lot to me! <3

  2. You all look lovely and I love ALL lines from Napoleon Dynamite.
    I love the throwback photos from weddings in the 80's and 90's.

  3. My Mom and I were in my aunt's wedding in 1994–the dresses look like very much the same style! I'm impressed that you still have that teal dress, and I wonder what styles will be looking like in another 20 years…

    1. I love how the styles change, and wedding styles have changed a lot! I don't know why I hung on to that dress–my daughter used to love playing dress-up in it. I'm curious about the styles in the future too!

  4. I think I wore that exact same dress to my senior prom in 1990. Also, I had another dress with ginormous puffy sleeves that I wore in my brother's wedding . . . my MIL removed the sleeves and made a purse out of them. So now, I have the dress with updated normal looking sleeves AND a matching bag! Enjoy your SITS day!

    1. What a great idea to make the purse! I will need to tell that to my daughter (the seamstress of the house.) Thank you!

  5. Oh my what a great photo, does it ever bring back memories, except that is me in the wedding dress and my best friend in the very shiny teal (except her's was purple). Have a great sits day. Rosemary

  6. My sister got married in 1994 or 1995. We had very similar dresses in a slightly lighter shade of shiny green, from JC Penneys. Do you remember when Penneys used to sell bridal stuff, like via catalog? ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. I love this! I was a true Southern debutante in 1990 here in Louisiana. I wore a dress very similar to your sister's wedding gown for my debut into society. Big sleeves, skirt, and all. The dress was made especially for me and it even had a huge detachable bow on the back. When I did the official father/daughter dance during the cotillion ball, the bow fell off in the middle of the dance floor! My grandmother went and retrieved it for me, because I was so embarrassed. Thanks so much for linking up to #ThrowbackThursdayTellAll.

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