Teenager wears her mothers wedding dress to her prom
Teenager, 18, wears her mother’s wedding dress to her school prom – more than 20 years after her parents tied the knot
- Grace Jeyes, 18, decided on her mothers ‘vintage’ dress for her school prom
- The cream coloured dress, with a sweetheart neckline, also had netting detail
- Friends and even teachers complimented her on the unique dress she wore
- Mother Dawn wore the dress to her wedding in 1998 and kept it all this time
A teenager wowed friends with her prom dress, but did’t realise that she had actually borrowed her mothers wedding dress – which is over 20 years old.
Thrifty Grace Jeyes, 18, from Melton Mowbray, Leicester, decided to ditch a new dress with a hefty price tag and went to her school prom in her mother’s wedding dress from her wedding day in 1998.
The cream coloured dress, with a sweetheart neckline and netting detail on the front also has off the shoulder ruffled sleeves.
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.’
Her mother Dawn loved that her daughter showed initiative and surprised her by wearing it.
Thrifty Grace Jeyes, 18, from Melton Mowbray, Leicester, decided to ditch a new dress with a hefty price tag and went to her school prom in her mothers wedding dress from her wedding day in 1998
Dawn, Grace’s mother (right) with her husband David on their wedding day in 1998 – her daughter wore the same dress to her prom
Grace Jeyes, 18, from Melton Mowbray, wearing her mothers wedding dress to her prom, – pictured with her mother Dawn
Grace went on to say: ‘I found her stunning wedding dress and I fell in love with it – it fitted perfectly, and I knew this was 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.’
The cream coloured dress, with a sweetheart neckline and detail on the front also has off the shoulder ruffled sleeves
Her mother accessoried her dress in 1998 with white heels, pretty pearl jewelry and her bouquet
Grace poses wearing her mothers wedding dress just before her prom, with her dad David, 49
Grace accessorised the ‘vintage’ dress with a red clutch, red heels and red make up – to modernise the look.
Mother Dawn, who is a business owner 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.
Dawn wore the dress to her wedding in 1998 and never thought her daughter would be wearing it over 20 years later
Grace accessorised the ‘vintage’ dress with a red clutch, red heels and red make up – to modernise the look
Her mother Dawn said that her daughter looked better than everyone and very unique on the day
Her mother Dawn (right) said that she was flattered that her daughter wanted to wear her old wedding dress
‘I am biased, but I thought she looked the best – she likes to be different from the rest.
‘She looked unique and her dad David, 49, had the biggest smile on his face and was amazed by how good she looked.
‘He then joked to me ‘look how skinny you use be’ to which I reminded him I have had three children.
‘Grace is very wise with money and thinks before she spends so rather than buying a new prom dress, we put the money towards driving lessons instead.’
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