Last Saturday was Edmonton's 4th Annual - and my first ever - Queer Prom. I went with my girlfriend, my sister, and a friend of hers, and I had a great time. MLA Laurie Blakeman gave a wonderful speech, and tonnes of dancing ensued. My only criticism is that they played a lot of "Top 40" songs, and that means a lot of songs played at my Grad the evening prior. I would have loved some less mainstream, queer dance tunes. I'm talking MEN, Le Tigre, The Butchies, Peaches. Y'know? Anyways, on to the outfit.
I wanted to wear something fun, and took this oppurtunity to step outside of my comfort zone. I haven't shown this much leg in years. I took courage and confidence, but I ended up feeling great.
This fabulous sequin jacket is a friend's, but I'm so glad he let me borrow it for the evening.
Dress - thrifted, marked as an XL
Cycle shorts - American Apparel, size L
Flats - Payless, size 11
Stretch belt - vintage, via Divine
Gold chain necklace - thrifted
Fabric flower hairclip - Le Chateau
My ideal queer dance would definitely include these songs.