Vintage Blue Prom Dresses

I have always loved Vintage prom dresses and adore when I see pictures my fellow bloggers have of them on their mannequins or draped across antique dressers.  I have been on the hunt for one for some time

This is my favorite picture of my mother as it was her senior prom 1959, she was just starting her adulthood and I have always thought the picture to be beautiful, so this picture inspired me to look for a blue prom dress one that is my size one that I could wear for a tea party if I wanted play dress up with my daughter, or put my pink boots under and get my picture taken..............
My Biggest Inspiration my mom!
So I looked for prom dresses on etsy and ebay

Although I found many 50's era dresses in blue

Many were well "out of my price range" from 250-350.....sorry no wanna do

This one was particularly adorable

Just a few more.........

But I found one my size!!!  For 29.99!!!!! and she may not be the prettiest but she is perfect and  the one for me!

My Vintage prom gown inspired by mom and the beginning of my collection!

Also inspired by mom's blues, and she gave me the vintage lace months ago today I am making a aqua linen with cream
linen pockets apron to wear

Sometime in the next post or so I will show a picture of the new items in my room and my inspiration wall!

Thanks for looking

I wanted to thank all the people That have featured me and followed me this past week, I had 5 features ( I will add the buttons to my feature page) and almost 50 new followers!  I am having problems with my computer as I do not see the follow gadget on my page or any others, I have contacted help desk for no avail, cleaned cache download new version of I.E. still working on it, so until then I cannot follow you back  or even see who you are just the number in the dashboard, and if you leave a comment I can email but I follow ya'll back as soon as I have the ability!

Have a wonderful Day!

To see where I am linking up click on the blog party tab at the top of my blog




  1. I have your blog on my sidebar, I am enjoying it very much! I can't remember when I saw so many pretty dressses!!

  2. Those blue dresses are so feminine. Gosh. Those were the days!

  3. You found some beauties!!! i love that first one...
    so dreamy!

  4. Those are beautiful dresses and I love the one that you picked. The photo of your mom is gorgeous. :)

  5. Your prom dress is beautiful. My mom's prom dress, from 1960, was made by my aunt and then worn by me to my prom in 1980. Maybe I need to dig it out and photograph it. ♥O

  6. Gosh those are stunning! Can't help but say, "They just don't make 'em like that anymore!" -- such a shame -- they were so feminine! Thanks for posting them!

  7. I love the prom dresses! The photo of your Mom is so pretty. I really like the one that you found, it's perfect.

    I'm a new follower coming over from Linda's Coastal Charm. I'll be back to see you often.


  8. I had a similar dress that my great grandmother made for my mother for a piano recital that I used to dress up in when I was a kid. It was so much fun. I hope it is still at my grandmother's house and has not gotten thrown away. It had a tafetta slip in blue and the dress was all ruffles.


  9. I passed a beauty up years ago and am kicking myself!!

    Your find is stunning and your Mom looks so elegant!

  10. What a beautiful picture of your Mother, Sherry. The prom dresses are lovely.

    Have a beautiful week ~
    TTFN ~

  11. Those prom dresses are gorgeous! Don't you wish they were more affordable though? I know I would love to collect more myself. My mother sent over a bag of my old prom dresses about a year ago and it was so much fun to go through them. Nothing quite as stunning as yours however, I went to HS in the 70's. Your mother's picture is beautiful! Marcia

  12. oh, they are all sooooo gorgoues!!!!

  13. Those are gorgeous prom dresses. They look so much softer and 'floaty' than today's dresses. It would be interesting to see what the guys were wearing to proms back then.

  14. Beautiful!!! I’m your newest follower from Creative Bloggers Hop. Please follow

  15. Nope, I'm your newest follower now...I have pics of my mom in dresses just like a couple of these, awesome!

  16. Sherry,
    WOW what wonderful dresses!!!
    I am so glad you found one!!

    Lets see a picture of you wearing it!!!!

  17. Look at all these dresses!! I don't think the dresses today are as pretty as these.
    I have a new dress form and I plan on looking for vintage clothing at yard sales this summer. I hope I will be lucky enough to find one or two.
    Thanks for sharing.

  18. Hello! I found you through Coastal Charm. These dresses are so dreamy! When I was in college, I found a beautiful blue chiffon gown from the 60s at an antique store. It fit me perfectly, so I wore it to our sorority formal!

    I'm following you now....come visit!


  19. Beautiful dresses. I truly love the short prom dresses collection. I guess it's still under the 2011 prom dresses. How I wish I could have one from this design for the next year's prom.

  20. All I can say is WOW! Well not really....those dresses are just oh so pretty! They should make them like they used to.

  21. I love every dress!!!!
    Your Mom was a real 'looker' in her day

    Janet xox

  22. Hey Sherry, thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting on my frame. I had to come by and return the Im lovin your blog. We have similar style...I love your mixture.

    This was an awesome post...the photograph of your mother is beautiful! My grandmother is my inspiration and I use alot of her items in my home decor.

    Those blue dress are sooooooo pretty...I wish girls these days would use pretty dresses. Well I dont know about there in Texas but up here in New Jersey they try to too hard. lol

    Im now a follower of your blog and gladly!

    Lucky 7 Design

  23. Love the prom dress/dresses :)
    I called over my daughter to look and she replied that she wants them all :)
    How we never grow up for playing dress up!!

    Thank you for this post bringing back memories of my Mom and Grandmas proms!

    Thank you Sherry for visiting leaving behind a beautiful comment!

  24. Hi Sherry, What wonderful prom dresses! I love the 3rd one and would wear it now. The picture of your mom is beautiful. Thanks for joining my Open House party.

  25. Love, love every single dress! In college, one of my favorites classes was the history of clothing!! Aw and your momma is beautiful! I have a similiar pic of my grandma, thought it's not color.
    (coming from the Shabby Chic Thursday linky)

  26. Love all the dresses. So fun!

  27. I love your posting. Those dresses are so dreamy! Have a great weekend. Patty

  28. I love vintage dresses-it's hard to find them in the right size to wear! Congradulations-it will look great on you!

  29. I love the look of those old prom dresses too. If those dresses could talk...


  30. Arn't those dresses darling.. I bought one-just because i loved them- no clue what to do with it- But love it..
    Thanks for sharing

  31. One is more beautiful than the next - they are all so lovely & fluffy ;o)

    Have a fabulous weekend!!

  32. I am thrilled to learn that people are collecting old prom dresses to display! I must be the age of your mom, as I graduated in 1960. My 91 year old mom has three of my prom dresses in a trunk, and I plan on bringing them "home". In my attic in an old cedar chest, I have four prom dresses my own daughter wore. I made two of her dresses myself as she designed them.....even have matching ties and cumberbunds that her dates wore. I had only saved them in case I ever get great granddaughters, and hopefully, I will. Playing dress-up in an old prom dress would be the ultimate experience for a little girl! Your mother was so very beautiful and the gorgeous blue dress was perfect for her.

  33. Hi Sherry, the dresses you featured are so pretty, I love that you were inspired by your mom! Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hi, Christie

  34. The prom dress is so pretty. Really appreciate you sharing this great post with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

  35. What a special picture of your mother. I bet you cherish it. The dress you found is beautiful and you can't beat... $29.99! You had me cracking up @ No wanna do :) I will have to use that one.
    Congrats on your features! Woohoo!
    Have a wonderful weekend, Sherry! I love blogging with you :)

  36. what an amazing collection Sherry! I love many of them.... wish we did proms here in Europe!
    Have a great weekend,
    love Maaike

  37. Beautiful Post, Love the photo of your Lovely Mom & the Dresses are amazing, glad you finally found one for YOU....

  38. Congrats on the new followers - great pictures. Dresses used to be so feminine.

  39. All these gorgeous dresses, in that precious blue, thanks for linking up and sharing all the fun, xo Debra

  40. Such gorgeous prom dresses- love them and the inspiration and nostalgia they bring! Thanks for sharing at FNF :)

  41. GORGEOUS! I want :) I just read your live in Texas...No wonder I liked you! ;) Meme

  42. Those are beautiful.. my daughter won prom queen her Junior Year of highschool wearing a puffy blue prom dress!!

  43. It's very much beautiful. I congrats you for those prom dress.


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