This is one party dress that I absolutely loved! I wore it first to my Sweet Sixteen Party which was held in a hotel's ballroom and exited via a friend of my mother's Rolls Royce- what a blast that was. Truly a special night filled with family, friends and a lot of dancing and laughter.
To me, this dress was sweet but still had a little bit of 1920's Flapper-girl flair...so much fun to wear and dance in.
I wore it also to my Junior Prom where it stood out very elegantly against a bevvy of bright taffetta and big bows which, in the mid-80's, was all the latest style. But a Preppy isn't about the latest fashions; a preppy is always elegantly and appropriately attired despite them ;)