Kattia Andrews, a junior at Marmaton Valley High School, near Moran, has her hair pinned up and a pair of long black gloves on and is looking at herself in a mirror.
The long prom dress she’s trying on reminds Janet Mihalchik, second-floor manager at Weaver’s, of the actress in the movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”
“Audrey Hepburn, yes, that’s it,” says Mihalchik. Andrews smiles and moves to see different angles of the dress.
“It’s beautiful,” says Andrews’ older sister Sonia Jones, of Garnett.
Saturday, Andrews and others were searching for their perfect prom dress. And the word is out that Weaver’s, 901 Mass., is a good place to shop. Mihalchik says it has more than 200 dresses from more than 20 dress companies.
She estimates most girls will try on 20 dresses before making a choice.
Elizabeth Arthaud, 17, traveled with her mother from Chula, Mo.
“I thought I would have to make a dress because all I liked were Giovanni’s on the Internet, and I’m like, not $500 for a dress!” Arthaud says.
She settles on a multicolored frock of turquoise, blue and mint with jewels on the side.
Her mother Karen Arthaud snaps a cell phone photo to send to her father.
“I don’t think he knows we were buying a dress today,” Karen says.