the dreaded HIGH SCHOOL PROM!

As an owner of a vintage clothing/millinery shop, I thought I saw it all until a mother brought her 16 year old daughter in looking for a dress, and then complained that all of my gowns were not 'SEXY ENOUGH'......  then we wonder what is wrong with this generation. We wonder why our daughters come home pregnant, we wonder why they have low self esteem...we wonder why..........

I usually try to stay neutral about certain things in life, ....politics, religion, lifestyle, etc. Everyone has the right to live their own life and live it in the way they choose. Since we are the US of A, that rule applies to everyone. However, we must examine society and society's views on us as women and our female children.

First of all, let me state, that being 'sexy' is an attitude. Not how much skin is exposed. You can exude sexuality and wear a turtleneck sweater. It's all in the look, the way you walk, the way you talk and the way you present yourself. Confidence is key and it's one thing that I encourage every woman to have. It is very hard in this day and age to have confidence and self worth when everything in this society is pointing toward, weight loss, cosmetic surgery and prefect 'everything'.  I watch women when they put on a hat. All of a sudden the back gets straighter, the look on her face changes and she sees an elegance that she didn't see before. That is the feeling that we need to have all the time. Respect for yourself is the most important thing.

The definition of sexy means, attractive, exciting and appealing. All of these things can be achieved without exposing yourself.  It doesn't even have anything to do with a man wanting you. It has to do with YOUR opinion of YOURSELF!  

We all have our off days. The days we don't feel like putting on make up, the days we just don't feel well  (today my allergies are kickin my behind)....but no matter how you feel physically, your standards for yourself can never be lowered.

So, in short, if you want a dress where you will be exposed, please don't come to see me, I don't' have short, tight and tasteless.............If you want vintage Hollywood glamour and class, stop in, we will have fun playing 'Barbie'.....and you will see an elegance in yourself that was just hiding for a minute.

Rose Ellen Moore
RCMoore for the Unique Millinery and Vintage shop
1729 W Tighlman St
Allentown PA 18104