Finally, the much anticipated prom season has arrived! The time when every girl is trying to find a date, the perfect dress, accessories, etc. Most girls have been looking forward to their prom since they were ten. They dream of being asked to the prom by their crush, getting to dress up like a princess and dancing the night away. That’s definitely how I always imagined it, and so far it’s living up to all my expectations.
As magical as prom season is however, it can also be extremely stressful. SAT’s are underway, you’re trying to bring up last quarter’s grades, and on top of that, you have to wade through all those aggressive people at the mall to find the perfect dress. I would suggest getting a head start on shopping. If you wait until the last minute to find a dress most of the nice ones will be gone and you’ll most likely end up with one you don’t even like.
There are a couple of fashion trends when it comes to dresses this year. I asked a group of my friends to tell me what they plan on wearing to prom and the majority are wearing long, blue, gowns. The girls who weren’t wearing blue were either wearing black, elegant styles or shorter, colorful styles. I’d have to say the most popular style is definitely long and blue. If you’re one of those girls that has to have the latest trend definitely go with blue. However, that doesn’t mean everyone has to follow the trends. Sometimes its fun to buy a dress that is totally unique. I’m the only one so far that has a purple dress, and I am perfectly fine with that! So don’t worry if you’re style is different than that of your friends, that’s what makes you unique.
All in all, when it comes to finding a prom dress, every girl is the same; we all want a dress that makes us feel beautiful, shows off our personal style, and doesn’t break the bank. Just make sure you don’t lower your moral standards to look drop-dead, gorgeous on prom night. You can still be beautiful and modern without that plunging neckline or backless dress. We all want to get the attention of our crush or boyfriend, but do we really want to get the attention of all the other guys? There’s nothing wrong with acting and dressing classy. The girls that wear the “sexy” dresses might get the guys attention at first, but no decent guy wants a girl that is willing to show off her body to every guy out there. Just be confident in who you are! The guy who deserves you will like you for your personality. Respect yourself and everyone else will too. I hope you all have a great prom night!
This article was written by Kate Kane, a junior in New York State and a monthly author to the Learning to Lead blog. Kate attended the Girls Take Charge leadership program for the past two years.