On page 50 of our July issue (currently on shelves) you can read all about the ELLE team’s Matric dance dresses and what we think of them 10, 20 and even 30 years on. Here is a taste of what we looked like and what went down on the night:

Jenna Robbertse  (left) – ELLE Deputy Editor

“I went with my high school sweetheart, and my dress was designed by this AMAZINGLY talented deaf designer called Paul Miller de Kock. He is a genius with the female body and I ADORED the dress he made.”

Lynette Botha (3rd from right) – ELLE Beauty Editor

“What was I thinking? That hair, those shoes, that dress!!”

Annelize Visser (2nd from left) – ELLE Features Director

“My LBD from 1978 – still wearable in 2011!”

Derynne Klaver (right) – ELLE Sales Executive

“My dress was designed by Hip Hop. It was simple, yet elegant and had a tulle under-skirt””

Janine Jellars (2nd from right) – ELLE Features Writer

“White. Satin. I know, tragic, but I loved my dress (or rather, skirt and top combo). I hadn’t ever felt so glamorous and grown-up.”

Cheska Liackman – ELLE Features and Online Writer

“I loved my dress, which my mom made for me. On the night I felt fantastic!”

Tell us about your dress, we would love to hear.

Image from We Heart It

3 Responses

  1. snowwy

    Sooo not impressed at all…I’m disappointed because I was hoping to see more elegant dresses

  2. nomsa mahlangu

    wow generation to generation dress improve. matric dress is like choosing your wedding dress you want to look the part i love the dress if i could afford i would buy one.