58 responses

  1. Jessica
    October 20, 2009

    I love this recap! You look great. It must’ve been so exciting that they were big on you!

  2. Nicci@NiftyEats
    October 20, 2009

    Awww, trips down memory lane are fun. I look back at the dresses I wore and think ”what was I thinking”.lol

  3. Lizzie
    October 20, 2009

    um funny story. I am 25 years old and my mom found my 1st Communion dress (from when I was 8). I carried baby fat a little longer than the average child ….and the dress still fits me! It is a lot shorter but totally still zips without a problem.

  4. Jenna
    October 20, 2009

    i really liked the corn vitatop!
    i love how you went down memory lane and tried on all your dresses! you look great now!
    i absolutely love yourr homecoming senior year zebra dress 🙂

  5. Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat)
    October 20, 2009

    I haven’t tried on any of my high school dresses in forever! You’ve inspired me to do so. LOL mine are so poufy and over the top!

  6. Simone @ P:T
    October 20, 2009

    I only went to 2 of my 4 homecomings, but I did go to my older boyfriend’s prom when I was a sophomore and another friend from another school’s junior prom when I was a junior. Senior year I didn’t go to homecoming because i had just moved across country and didn’t really have any friends, AND I didn’t got to prom that same year because I had just gotten out of my 2 month stay in the hospital from my GI Compromise. I did end up going to an acting convention later that summer where I attended a black tie award ceremony and wore a gorgeous dress that I LOVE and still have in my closet! The best part is that I had won an award that night so I got to be professionally photographed in that fabulous dress. I guess that makes up for the missed dances..lol.

  7. carolinebee
    October 20, 2009

    OMG this was the best thing ever! I seriously was on emotional ups and down reading your high school dance saga! Despite the HS dramz, you are so lucky to have such an awesome family and all of that support through everything, and obviously a bangin’ bod that can still rock all those gowns ;D

  8. Lyss
    October 20, 2009

    your “cinderella-eque” dress looks JUST like my prom dress! i loved it! i put it on over the summer and not only was it too big in size, it was just TOO BIG! how the heck did i dance in that thing?

    you look great in EVERY SINGLE PICTURE! 🙂

  9. Rose
    October 20, 2009

    Fun trip down memory lane! I tried on my old prom dress last time I was at my parent’s house, and it still fit. I swear my body never changes.

    You look great!

  10. tlconrad
    October 20, 2009

    i LOVE LOVE LOVE your sr homecoming dress. I would totally wear that now! i hope you took that one home with you and put it away to wear somewhere fun!



  11. inmytummy
    October 20, 2009

    These are fun to see! You look so young in your freshman year photo. Obviously, because you were! Love the white shoes.

    I only went to one homecoming and one prom and doubt that I have the dresses. I know for a fact that they’d be huge on me now, so it would be sort of fun if I did have them. I’ll have to ask my mother.

  12. megan
    October 20, 2009

    I love to see before/after pictures, and formal dresses are so fun! I’ve definitely tried a few of my old ones on in recent years as well. Most still fit, but some are too small. I was tiny at the beginning of high school!

  13. Renee
    October 20, 2009

    I had the same situation w/being dumped! I went to my freshman homecoming w/the guy I’d be dating, even though he broke up with me that morning. Looking back, it was SO lame. I even remember crying on the phone w/my mom while I was getting ready. She told me to go, order a TON of food, barely each it, then ditch him at the dance. I did, and was so much happier! (And he was maaaad, haha)

  14. Runeatrepeat
    October 20, 2009

    Love that last homecoming dress!!! You are beautiful in all of them 🙂

  15. Clay
    October 20, 2009

    Well, i have some funny stories about old dances…. but they arent nearly as funny as the stories involving me and the wearing of a dress. lol.

    I just remember my senoir year i had a white tux and was looking AWESOME. Then we get to the event and they were serving ribs and fruit juices/punch. Fate is a cruel mistress.

    Needless to say, it took all of 5 minutes after the event to grab some taco bell. After a good change of course.

  16. Matt
    October 20, 2009

    I think the only homecomings I went to were junior and senior year. Freshman and sophmore year I was hanging with a group of people who really weren’t into that sort of thing. I did go to prom when I was a senior though.

  17. Anne P
    October 20, 2009

    what a fun post!!! man, isn’t it crazy to look back on stuff like that now? i’m always shocked how much younger i look, even just in college photos! you have the most random assortment of dress styles, haha! 🙂

  18. Ally
    October 20, 2009

    Oh how awkward high school is… I know I don’t fit into my freshman Homecoming dress as I was super teeny then, and I doubt I fit into my sophmore year prom dress as my mom custom altered it to fit me… I’d love to find all my old dresses, just to see them again. I also had a big poufy ballgown for my junior prom! And I love your senior homecoming dress–so fun!

  19. Lizzy
    October 20, 2009

    I wore my prom dress to our dance lessons we took when preparing for our wedding. It was the only long dress I had and I wanted to get used to dancing in a long, big dress. Pretty hysterical!

  20. Deirdre
    October 20, 2009

    What a fun, creative post! I love how you gave stories behind all the dresses and the nights. I loved going to dances in high school even though I went to half of them stag. As much as it was a pain to get dresses for dances, I loved wearing them!

  21. Anne Marie@ New Weigh of Life
    October 20, 2009

    How cute! I enjoyed reading this post. I would definitely love to try on some of my old dresses to see the difference!

  22. Evan Thomas
    October 20, 2009

    I wasnt a fan of that vtop either–too sweet

  23. Diana
    October 20, 2009

    We don’t really have proms here. But my old clothes are definitely too big, now. 🙂

  24. Julie
    October 20, 2009

    Oh my God, you look like a baby freshman year! I love the poufy dress and the striped dress. You could sill totally rick the striped one. Get it shortened! Hell you could rock to poufy one too…be Cinderella for halloween!!

    I don’t have any of my dresses. I loved my junior prom dress, my senior prom dress looked like drapery. Fugly. I also wore elbow length gloves and a tiara. My date for both proms was a friend of mine who I was also mildly obsessed with. He was my first love. We sort of “dated” for a while then it fizzled out. Sad story – I check facebook for him every once in a while.
    I need to scan some old prom pictures.

  25. Sarah W.
    October 20, 2009

    I only went to 1 dance my entire HS career. I went to Senior Prom. My dress was a size 12 (I was lazy in HS and gained a ton of weight) – I believe my mom eventually sold it at a yardsale or is donating it to the local HS this year………

    I do, however, have 2 long ball gowns from 2004 -I wore it to Senior Gala for College; and a purple satin bridesmaid dress from Aug 2005. I haven’t tried those on again, I think the bridesmaid dress will probably fit but the senior gala dress is still aways away from fitting – sad 🙁 but I’m working back towards it!

  26. Amber from Girl with the Red Hair
    October 20, 2009

    Aww, what a fun post! I haven’t tried on my prom dress lately because it’s at my mom’s house, but I think I will the next time I’m home. I’m definitely smaller than I was in high school!

  27. Sally
    October 20, 2009

    I’m 8 inches taller than I was freshman year, so I doubt those dresses would fit, but sometime when I’m at my parents’ house it would be fun to try on dresses from junior/senior year. I think I’m the same size as I was then.

  28. Samma
    October 20, 2009

    Such a fun post- loved it!

  29. anutritionisteats
    October 20, 2009

    I love that you still have all the dresses!!! I am not so sure I would fit into my prom dress… 🙂

  30. brandi
    October 20, 2009

    that’s awesome that you still have your dresses! I think I still have my prom dress – I LOVED it.

  31. Tay
    October 20, 2009

    Loved this!!! I love to see comparison pics (you look fab!) and how the styles have changed. I”m in love with your JR proms dress (you look like a princess) and your Sr homecoming dress. I want to go back and try on my only dress from HS (Jr prom). I didn’t go to my Sr prom since it was too expensive, and our homecomings were informal after the football game!

  32. Emily Eats
    October 20, 2009

    I love these photos! Fun & inspirational. I don’t have any prom dresses (I’m from the UK) but we just moved back here a few months ago and going through boxes we had in storage we found clothes from some eight years ago – such as an old favorite top, that is too big to wear now 🙂

  33. Susan
    October 20, 2009

    Confession – the only dance I went to in high school was my prom! And I hightailed it outta there after the free meal!! 😛 I wore a simple black dress, I should try it on, it was tight at the time so may actually look pretty nice now!

    I gotta say, I love some of your dress choices, you should have some of them tailored – you could totally still pull them off!

  34. Ada
    October 20, 2009

    Aww, all of those dresses are so adorable! I’m really digging the zebra print;)

  35. Nicole (dishin’)
    October 20, 2009

    Wow – what fun trying on all those dresses. The printed one is my favorite. I wore my senior prom dress to my first sorority formal in college but haven’t tried them on since. Now I want to!

  36. Mama Pea
    October 20, 2009

    You could totally wear that animal print dress again and pull it off! I’m in the same boat as you…I have NO desire to fit into my high school clothes again 🙂

  37. sarah (ghost world)
    October 20, 2009

    i think i could still fit my senior prom dress — actually i’d love to see how it looks! freshman/sophomore year i don’t think i had really gone through any sort of puberty yet (ie, no boobs . . . NONE).

    i’m 29 now and still wear dresses from college! this new years’ i wore a dress that i had worn in 2000 🙂

  38. rhodeygirltests
    October 20, 2009

    I don’t know if you have any formal events to go to but that animal print dress is HOT! I love it! It is classy but fun! I wish I had a dress like that to wear to the next wedding we go to!

  39. rhodeygirltests
    October 20, 2009

    Also, one of my aunts still fits in her cheerleading uniform from high school, and she is 38. Isn’t that crazy?

  40. Jess
    October 20, 2009

    We don’t do homecoming or proms in Canada, but I do have my junior high and high school grad dresses. I don’t like the high school one very much but it still fits fine. More surprisingly, I can still wear my junior high dress (I was only 14 at the time and not really ‘developed’). It’s a short, asian dress and looks way better on me now than it did then.

  41. Sarah
    October 20, 2009

    Meghann, you look fabulous! Way to pull off those old dresses! I recently went home last Christmas and busted out my senior prom dress. Oh how I loved that dress. It still fits for the most part, but a teensy bit big. It’s fun to reminisce…

    I just started up a new food/health blog. saraheatsbythebay.wordpress.com. I would LOVE if you would have the time to check it out! I have been reading your blog for a few months or so now, and you have been one of my inspirations to start seriously running and creating a blog! Thank you!!

  42. Niki
    October 20, 2009

    Love this post and all the before and after pics! Makes me want to try on my old dresses! By the way, I LOVE the Zebra dress!!

  43. Sarah
    October 20, 2009

    I notice that a previous commenter above said that we don’t do proms or homecomings in Canada, but I think it must depend where you are from. I’m from the East Coast and we totally had them! Such fun memories.

    I actually tried on my prom dress when I was home this summer for my 10 year reunion and it was kinda tight. Oops!

  44. Wendy
    October 20, 2009

    Hi Meghann, this is my first time commenting here, I think. I really enjoyed the positivity here on your blog!

    Really fun post! I’m pretty sure none of my dresses would fit anymore … but I’ve had two kids and gone UP two cup sizes! It would be interesting to try, though. Trying on all my various bridesmaids dresses would be fun, too. My size and shape has been all over the place since the first wedding I was in ~7 years ago!

  45. Sammi
    October 20, 2009

    I decided to try on all of my old dresses just a couple weeks ago actually 🙂 most of them still fit (i’m only 19 so it wasn’t too long ago) however, my senior prom dress, which is my favorite, was too small to zip up all the way 🙁 i couldn’t believe it. I have made some big changes since then when it comes to my diet and exercise so I’ll be able to fit in it again soon! hopefully the five miles I’ve been running everyday will help 🙂

  46. Rachel
    October 20, 2009

    I’m loving those pictures! How fun. And uh… is the girl next to you in the princessy prom dress picture wearing… a midriff-bearing dress? Oh, the good ol’ days! Hehe.

  47. broccolihut
    October 20, 2009

    Mmm I know that sweet potato and black bean is one fab combo, so I bet that pumpkin BB soup is amazing!
    I would love to try on my old dresses–it’s on the to-do list for Thanksgiving break now:)

  48. chasingthenow
    October 21, 2009

    Love, love, LOVE retrying on old high school dance dresses. None of mine fit anymore though. Before I lost weight I had BOOBS galore. Not anymore. And I like it that way.

  49. runskaterun
    October 21, 2009

    I just started following your blog recently and I was just thinking to myself how much we have in common being the same age and from the south (I grew up in Mississippi, just moved out to Colorado two years ago) when I scroll down and see my favorite formal dress, the Zebra one, that I wore to my New Year’s formal junior year! I loved it, it was so funky compared to my other dresses, sadly I don’t think I still have it. I really enjoy reading your blog and good luck on the good mood blogger contest 🙂

  50. Lizzy
    October 21, 2009

    aww how much fun! I love going to the back of my closet and looking at all the old dresses of mine! i think i need to try some of them on now that you have! 🙂


  51. Jeri
    October 21, 2009

    Hahah 3 of those dresses are the same as ones my best friend had for formals in HS. Too funny.. you can tell we’re about the same age! 🙂

  52. J @ Whole Body Love
    October 22, 2009

    My High School dresses range in size from a 0 to a 12-14 no joke. But, I haven’t tried any on since high school.

  53. Kate
    October 23, 2009

    There’s not a chance that any of my high school dance dresses will ever fit me again. I was super thin to the point of being underweight in high school (what happened to that crazy high metabolism?) and my body is so different as an adult. It’s as if I went through puberty a second time or something. I did wear one of my little sister’s prom dresses to a black tie function a couple of years ago. It was pretty funny to be 28, walking around at a really elegant black tie benefit, and know that I was wearing my 17 year old sister’s prom dress.

  54. Lindsay
    May 5, 2011

    Where is the link to the muffin recipe? it took me to a WAY different post!

    • Meghann
      May 5, 2011

      haha – I don’t even remember! 🙂

  55. Liv @ The Salty n’ Sweet
    May 5, 2011

    Haha I loved this post!! Look at you gettin’ down and all the DRAMA! I’m only 19, so prom was not so long ago. I went to two, and I loved both of my dresses. One was a BCBG and another was a Nicole Miller. They were gorgeous, and still fit.

    Prom was such a big deal in my school, especially since there weren’t many dances, and the dresses got really fancy and EXPENSIVE. We had to dress to impress 😉

    I love how shiny dresses were in the 90s…but I LOVE your animal print one! It’s sooo funky.
    Liv @ The Salty n’ Sweet recently posted..A Mexican Evening

  56. Bobbi
    May 5, 2011

    love it! I don’t think I even have any of my old dresses…but I should try on my wedding dress!

  57. Angie Mae
    May 5, 2011

    Awesome walk down memory lane!

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