My prom was in 1988. My dress was black velvet on top and gold lame on the bottom. The top was sleeveless mock turtleneck, open in the back. Dress was knee-length. And there was a big butt bow made out of the gold fabric. It sounds ugly, I know, but I still think it was a pretty cute and unique dress for the late 80s. I got it at a bridal shop.