The Sade Look for Proms: Pretty in Slink

Q: I'm starting to plan now for my senior prom. Last year, I wore a dress that my mother copied from one worn by Madonna. I am 5 foot 6, have long brown hair and wear a size 10. What are the latest fashions in prom dresses?--K.A. A: Last year, Madonna. This year, Sade. The British rock star has made ponytails and pigtails the hair styles of the moment, and her backless dresses are being copied by manufacturers from London to Los Angeles. So get ready to turn your back on Madonna's full skirts and fingerless gloves and embrace instead Sade's sleek and slender grand-exit dresses, as illustrated above.

Q: Does any company still make pure silk stockings?--M.M.

A: Silk stockings are offered on Page 28 in the winter catalogue published by Garnet Hill, Franconia, N. H. 03580. These French stockings by Gerbe are priced at $24.50 (plus shipping) a pair, in stocking sizes 8 1/2, 9-9 1/2, 9 1/2-10 and 10-10 1/2. Colors include black, beige and ecru. The catalogue also offers silk half slips at $33.50 plus shipping and silk briefs at $13 plus shipping.

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