From the archives: Grad Boat Cruise

Here’s another high school memory outfit, another photo I found while cleaning up. A couple of months before the actual prom, my high school put on a boat cruise. You head to downtown Vancouver, get on a medium size ferry-type boat (with music and a dance floor!), and cruise around the harbour for a couple of hours.

Looking back it was probably more fun than the actual prom. You could invite people from other schools, you got to go on a boat, and there was less pressure for it to be the ‘perfect night.’

This outfit I loved more than my prom dress. I thought I was so hot! Looking back it’s a sort of strange outfit, but I felt cool, which I suppose is the best part. And it was comfortable too, no boning to contend with.

The halter top had buttons up the back, made of a velvet-like fabric with shiny dots on top. Love it! I felt super classy in the back-button top. The wrap skirt is a polyester satin, and my nylons are super cool with a dotted texture. I also have 4″ heels which back in the day, was a big deal! I used to walk half an hour to school and half an hour home, so practicality was important in my daily shoes. Any excuse to parade around in heels was a delight! And who doesn’t love an excuse to wear a feather boa?

Two girls ended up wearing the same dress to this boat cruise night, but not me…

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4 Responses to From the archives: Grad Boat Cruise

  1. Sofia August 4, 2010 at 8:07 am #

    I remember this! Boy was I jealous that you got to wear 4 inch heels and a feather boa. Classy! I had the same sort of top in blue for the Army Cadet dinner, remember? Awesome. Blue velour-ey with shiny dots on top. Wow.

  2. amber August 4, 2010 at 9:07 am #

    We had a Sr. Boat Cruise, too. My dress was much more subdued though. ;) Love the feather boa!

  3. Gail August 4, 2010 at 9:17 pm #

    Yikes. I bet you scared the boys in that outfit!

  4. Fourth Daughter August 8, 2010 at 6:44 pm #

    freaky, I just commented re the prom dress post and then I see you wearing this skirt with a massive slit up the side JUST LIKE THE ONE IN THE DRESS I WORE FOR MY YEAR 12 SOCIAL…