When 17-year-old Olivia Parker from Scottsdale, Arizona, was preparing for her senior prom, she had two dresses in mind: a dress that was being custom-made in China, and a backup one just in case. When her custom-made dress arrived she was pretty happy with it, so when a friend of hers had a dress crisis she was happy to give her the backup one. Then, on the day of prom, disaster struck.
"Prom day, I go get my hair and nails done and pick up my dress from the cleaners," Olivia . "As soon as I took the plastic off the hanger I knew something was wrong. There was a big dark crease like it was burned when they pressed it. It was right in front too, there was no way I could wear it. It was totally ruined. So I start freaking out because I gave my back up dress away!"
It's every teen girl's nightmare, but luckily mom swooped in to help. Rummaging through her closet, they found the dress that she wore to her prom in 1991 and decided to have Olivia try it on for fun. It fit perfectly!
"I put it on and I did love it! It was a blast to dance in too!" Olivia said. "My friends all said I was lucky, their mom's dresses were typical '90s and not cool at all. My mom has a great sense of style so I'm not surprised she would have a dress thats still wearable 25 years later. She's just one of those people. She was super happy I wore it and said it was worth dragging around all these years."
Indeed it was, look at that twirling action!
In the photos, the dress looks like the sparkles had all fallen off, but apparently that's just the lighting.
"I'm not quote sure why the rhinestones look more sparkly in my mom's picture," she said. "I think because her picture was taken at night they stood out more. A couple of the rhinestones have fallen off in 25 years but my mom replaced them with practically the same jewel."
And how adorably did she look with her date?
For Olivia's mother, Brande, the whole thing was obviously an emotional experience. Olivia recently graduated, which made her into even more of a wreck.
"It's midnight now, we're home and she's still crying!" she said.
Moms, aren't they just the best?