*Translation: Oh My God, Prom!
Et·som·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. the surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.)
It’s the time of year again when limousines stuffed full of hormonal youths roam the streets like sharks in a kiddie pool. When tuxes are rented by optimistic teens. When high school students with tortured hair, sporting wrist corsages, suddenly go all matchy-matchy, sometimes covered in too much fabric, but more often wearing too little. That’s right. This week’s Etsomnia post is about prom dresses!
As nutty as Etsy gets about weddings, there is every bit as much giddy exuberance about prom. Maybe it’s because they’re trying to appeal to a (hopefully) younger audience, maybe it’s because they didn’t get to go to prom themselves, or maybe it’s just because it’s fun, but the Etsy community has really turned it out for prom this year.
As usual, links to the items for sale appear below each picture. For more Etsy fun, check out all my weekly Etsomnia™ posts.