Wayback Wednesday: Baby Blue

As I watched last night’s episode of Glee, I couldn’t shake the feeling that there was something familiar about the costumes the New Directions girls were wearing for their regionals appearance. Finally, it dawned on me: I’d had a similar dress for one of my high school dances – my junior year, if the label on the back is accurate. (And I’ll assume it is, because I also wrote “me, looking very dopey” on the back, which seems spot on, even after all these years.)

Me, "looking very dopey" - January 23, 1988
Me, "looking very dopey" - January 23, 1988

When I thought of this dress last night, this is exactly the photo I had in mind. I’m glad I found it, though I’m dismayed to discover that it shows less of the dress than I remember. I guess my fellow Gleeks will have to take my word that it looked like the regionals outfits, sans snappy black sash and über-80s leggings… Which is funny when you think about it, given that my photo is from the actual 80s.

And I gotta ask: is it just me, or do I seriously look like I’m about 11 in this picture? Holy baby face!


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5 thoughts on “Wayback Wednesday: Baby Blue

  1. susan March 17, 2011 / 7:18 am

    LOVE this pix!

  2. Shannon March 17, 2011 / 10:15 am

    I almost died from the shock…y0u’re wearing stockings!!!

  3. Eileen March 17, 2011 / 11:08 am

    Very good Shannon…and I too love this pic. But is there one of the actual dress? I don’t remember it at all!! (I remember your Jr. Prom dress being green/teal, but maybe that was Sr. Prom?)

  4. sprite March 17, 2011 / 3:41 pm

    Ha! When I first read this post, I thought you were talking about the dresses from last week’s “Afternoon Delight” scene. I’m so glad you were talking about the regionals dresses instead.

    And, re: leggings, I remember them being for less formal occasions than the one you’re dressed up for here. I believe I wore leggings (albeit in the ’90s) under most of my cool-weather skirts, but probably wouldn’t have worn them under dresses, which only would have been worn under duress to begin with.

  5. Mom March 17, 2011 / 3:54 pm

    Love the pose & the pout !! 😉 — and that was NOT one of those occasions when stockings were “forced”.

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