Prom Dress Codes

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Yazmeen, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. Yazmeen

    Yazmeen Well-Known Member

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  2. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely, have you seen some of the dresses worn to Prom where they clearly do not have a dress code?

    Ghetto Prom
  3. essence_of_soy

    essence_of_soy Well-Known Member

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    Is that Ghetto Prom for real? OMG.
  4. Jemestone

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    Ghetto Proms are the best. Seriously those kids don't look so bad. That's the way the people at my prom looked minus the dresses and suits to nba teams and fashion brands labels :lol:

    However, the girl with the brown dress with only leaves covering up her nips, BIG MAMA, and the pregnant girl showing off her belly were so wrong though :eek: I would have loved the opportunity to :rofl: at them at the prom :D
  5. Jenny

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    If I were the parents of some of these people I might have an issue or two, but in principle I applaud the individualism,and support anyone who wants to tiff it up.

    When I was in high school we all dressed alike - scanning through my old yearbooks today I realize there was very little room for individualism, personal expression or imagination. We all wore the same brands of jeans and sneakers, did our hair the same, shopped in the same stores, and basically did everything we could to fit in. Rather boring I think.
  6. MacMadame

    MacMadame Internet Beyotch

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    No. It's prom. It's not like people will be distracted from doing their school work.

    As long as it doesn't violate any local nudity ordinances, what's the big deal?
  7. Jemestone

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    ^ I agree, as long as it's reasonably covering up the family jewels :D
  8. numbers123

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    prom codes existed when my kids were in high school - 14 years ago. To some extent it was to avoid gang wars at prom. In other instances it avoid indecent exposures - the kind that would result in misdemeanor charges. The faculty and others really didn't want to be fashion police, but they had to be.
  9. susan6

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    Someone wore full-on bedlah to Prom?!?! (the bellydancing outfit) At least it looks well-made, which is more than I can say for some of those other outfits.
  10. julieann

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    So did my my parents, so did I, so do my kids...

    so do all kids, kids will never change....

    But yes there should be a prom dress code or you will have all kind of inappropriateness
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    Ok....those toe nails were just too much for words.....I will never think of a pedicure in the same way again.
  12. Jemestone

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    Oh please, I wore a dress like this walking down street. Oh the stares I got :lol: :D :p
  13. Artemis@BC

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    'K, I need to get my eyes checked -- I read this as "Porn Dress Codes." :eek:
  14. Reuven

    Reuven Official FSU Alte Kacher

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    Not too far off the mark, then. ;)
  15. Jemestone

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    And you came right on into the thread, didn't ya? :rofl:
  16. Artemis@BC

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    Heck, yeah!
  17. julieann

    julieann Well-Known Member

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    I think the poor dear has it on backward :slinkaway
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  18. numbers123

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    nm
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  19. RFOS

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    :rofl: The porn dress codes are discriminatory against people who wear clothes!
  20. PDilemma

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    I have been to about 15 too many proms. You think that looks inappropriate now, what do you think happens when she starts dancing??? And the dresses with slits up to the upper thighs get hiked up for dancing until we are seeing everything. It does get indecent.

    It is sad that parents cannot be relied on to help teens make smart choices and schools have to intervene.
  21. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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  22. taf2002

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    Other than wearing attire that will get you arrested for public indecency, no, there shouldn't be censorship of what is worn to prom. These are people who are weeks away from graduating & going off to college or jobs or marriage, IOW adult life. Why should adults tell other adults how to dress? The crazy outfits aren't hurting anyone. Well, our eyes, but we don't have to look.
  23. PDilemma

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    The problem is that there is indecent exposure. Again...remember that they proceed to dance in these outfits. And they are not staidly waltzing. I have witnessed a nip slip or two at a prom. I have also seen bare asses and other goods that are not supposed to be seen in public.

    Also...if you have not been told how to dress as an adult by other adults, you have perhaps been self-employed all your life?

    ETA: I am not a prom groupie...I was a junior class sponsor for 15 out of 16 years as a high school teacher.
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  24. attyfan

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    Adults often tell other adults how to dress, everything from "No shoes, no shirt ... no service" signs at restaurants to "Formal attire" noted on invitations. Since the prom often is the first time kids are invited to a (comparatively) formal event, I see nothing wrong in teaching them what is (and is not) appropriate dress.
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  25. Spinner

    Spinner Where's my book?

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    New in mis-reading thread titles: I thought this was a discussion of codes for prom dresses.
  26. julieann

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    Because parents don't stop being parents even weeks from graduation especially if I'm paying for it and the school is hosting it. Adults are arrested for indecent exposure often, thank God it's a law.
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  30. julieann

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    I don't know why these girls can't learn that a little undersated number will look just fine and no one will be offended. :)
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  32. taf2002

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    Teaching them is one thing. Censorship is another.

    I qualified my post by saying Other than wearing attire that will get you arrested for public indecency. A few of those outfits on the original post probably could get a citation for public indecency. I wasn't referring to the skimpy ones. But all the silly/quirky outfits are just kids having fun. Who cares if they aren't in formal wear? It's their prom.
  33. julieann

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    My kid's prom (as well as my own over 20 years ago :shuffle:) was a strict dress code of formal attire of dress pants and either a suit coat with or without a tie, tie can be bow or not, hats can be worn. ladies must be in a dress long or cocktail, school dress code applies.

    It's not censorships, it's taking pride in ones appearance and understanding there is a thing called 'dressing for the appropriateness of the occasion'. It's the same as teaching your kids you don't show up wearing jeans or sneakers to a wedding or funeral unless your a child. It's not appropriate or polite.

    The school an kids cared if formal wear wasn't worn, it was their prom not a barn dance. My kids have plenty of other dances (like homecoming) where they just were street clothes to have fun in. They even had a toga party.
  34. PrincessLeppard

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    You have no idea how badly I want that dress.....
  35. numbers123

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    And you would look so awesome in it. :cool:
  36. julieann

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    Me too...my daughter just rolled her eyes :rolleyes:.....how dare she :confused: If she only saw the mess I wore, it was pretty bad even by 1990 standards.

    And the hair :scream:
  37. Jemestone

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    And I'm rolling my eyes with her. That dress is a hot mess :scream:
    I'll take ghetto over that ;)
  38. gkelly

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    Darn, it's not applicable in Maryland. Otherwise I'd get my niece to start designing now for 2018. She requested duct tape for Christmas.:glamor:
  39. debbiety

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    As long as it doesn't violate any local nudity ordinances, what's the big deal?
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    Oh, boo hoo... :wuzrobbed