Back In Style?
Marlene Wyatt of Yellville, Arkansas, was just looking for a Halloween costume... So she visited a newly opened second-hand store... And there it was: her hand-made prom dress from 33 years ago!!!
"I thought, this material looks familiar," Wyatt said... "Then I thought, 'Surely not' and finally, 'That's my dress!'" Wyatt had sewed the white, double-knit polyester dress when she was in high school... "We come from a large family, 12 kids," she said. "There were five girls at home at the time, so sewing my own clothes was helpful, but I always loved doing it."
Melissa Martin, owner of The Fashion Exchange, said she knew something special had happened because of the look on Wyatt's face... "This is amazing," she said. "What are the odds of something like this happening?" And while she can't remember where she got the dress, Martin does know she had it filed in the "Way Retro" section...
(And you thought the phrase about fashions coming around again was a figure of speech!)