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As we enter the first shop, dresses fill the racks inside. There are prom dresses, dinner dresses, party dresses, bridesmaid dresses, and dresses for the bride neatly organized from the front to the back of the store. There are amethyst dresses, teal dresses, coral dresses, plain dresses, beaded dresses, short dresses, long dresses, ball gowns and dresses of all shapes and sizes. Salespeople hustle about as the crowds of shoppers enter and begin to fill their arms with dresses. Cassie begins to search the racks for possibilities. I'm pleased to see her begin to settle upon several dresses that might work for her.
We carry the potential dresses back to the dressing area where a large group is gathered around a soon-to-be bride who is trying on wedding gowns. The bride-to-be stands on the raised floor with mirrors and loved ones surrounding her. The crowd stands around pondering each selection. What I would guess was the bride's great grandmother, stands toward the back of the group with new tears forming each time her granddaughter comes out in a new dress. Each dress looks stunning, and I can't help but wonder how she'll ever choose.
All around us young women were trying on prom dresses, bridesmaid dresses and wedding dresses. Each stepped into the dressing room in their jeans and sweaters, and soon emerged in dresses that seemed to bring out their inner-Cinderella. It was amazing to watch the transformation. There was an energy in the store that was a tad bit contagious.
|This is one we didn't choose,|
but we were tempted.
Thankfully, the woman helping us listened carefully to Cassie and came back with a few dresses she thought might work. Before I knew it, Cassie had decided upon a dress for prom. By the time we left, we had the dress, shoes, and accessories --- all in one stop and reasonably priced. Nice! Thank you fairy godmother.