Friday, July 19, 2019

Teenager dazzles at school prom wearing mum's wedding dress from 1998

A teenager dazzled at her end of year prom and shocked her friends when she donned her mum's wedding gown from 20 years ago.

Thrifty Grace Jeyes opted against a new dress with a hefty price tag and went to prom in her mum's wedding dress.

The 18-year-old, from Melton Mowbray, Leicester, slipped on the garment from her mum's big day back in 1998.

Grace said: "I didn't see the point in buying a new dress that I will only ever wear once so I had a look in my wardrobe and then mum's.

"I found her stunning wedding dress and I fell in love with it - it fitted perfectly, and I knew this is the one.

"She didn't know until the eve of prom and when she saw me in it, she was so happy.
"The dress means so much to my parents which made it even more special for me.

"My friends and teachers were all complimenting me on my dress as it was different from the rest but nobody believed it was once a wedding dress."

Even mum Dawn, who runs her own business, was shocked to see her daughter in the bridal gown.

She said: "Grace told me she already had a prom dress and didn't want to shop for another one.

"I assumed it was going to be one of her many dresses in her wardrobe, so when she came down in my wedding dress, I was so shocked.

"I was extremely flattered and felt like I must have decent dress sense for her to wear it 20 years later.

"She has always liked my wedding dress, but I didn't think she would ever wear it out.