Riley Burruss Turned Heads On Her Way To Prom And We Feel Old As Dirt
It’s prom season, and one of the many young people sharing their look and experience is Riley Burruss. While you may have thought she was still quite young (we have been watching her since she was a little girl on Real Housewives of Atlanta), she’s 16 (set to be 17 this year) and was happy to attend her junior prom over the weekend.
She went in a fiery red gown from designer Beeōmbi, who helped Porsha Williams turn heads throughout her pregnancy and dressed a lot of Atlanta-based stars. It was a strapless number with a ruffled, high split. She accessorized with Stuart Weitzman shoes and a Jimmy Choo bag:
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I look a mess in these pics but I had to get a picture with my baby @rileyburruss for her first prom! I rushed back from Thailand to make sure we were here for it. (Riley just decided a week ago that she was going…). Thank you @beeombi for making this beautiful dress for her so fast! & of course thank you @therealnoigjeremy @sewjodie & @taetv for getting her together today! 📸 @morrisde
Kandi said she and husband Todd Tucker rushed back from their anniversary trip to Thailand to see Riley off on her big day, and she was definitely excited to see her “baby” step our for her prom.
Kids grow up so fast. One minute she was a kid on RHOA, next she shed more than 50 pounds, and now, she’s living her best life and taking part in some major moments near the end of her high school years. And she has a bright future ahead of her. Riley is an aspiring lawyer and spent part of last summer at Stanford in California for their Envision Intensive Law and Trial program. She joined other high school students from around the country to get experience and a head start practicing law.
“Everybody sees shy Riley on TV but Riley at home, she will debate you and argue you down,” Kandi said last year about Riley’s interest in studying law. “She’s one of those people who has to win every discussion and she comes with facts and back to back to back until you’re like ‘OK, Riley.’ She’s one of those people. So I always told her, ‘You need to be a lawyer.’ She’s a master negotiator and now she’s finally saying herself that she wants to be a lawyer. So I’m hoping that that stays the case.”
Riley has certainly come a long way and grown up in front of our eyes. For proof of that, hit the flip to see her go from a little lady to…a lady.