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Monday, May 17, 2010

Prom Prom?

So Saturday was my high school junior prom. Aside from a ton of Prama, it was pretty rad. But MAN I wish I had brought some extra dresses for the girls who forgot to put clothes on when they left the house.
Just kidding! But seeeeriously. The girls were barely able to cover their… lady bits. Or something. O__o; I think it’s interesting to see how prom dresses have changed over the years.
In the fifties, dresses were made with tulle skirts and sweetheart necklines, in general. They were good for dancing in, and they were just super cute and feminine and adorable.
And then there were the eighties. Hemlines went up, at least one shoulder disappeared, and colors went from the fifties’ pastels to electric colors. And today?
Well, I’m not sure I can explain this. Girls are walking out of their house on prom night in tiny tiny dresses. They’re breaking the first rule of being really good and sexy: only show off one asset at a time. Also, it helps if you don’t make out with your boyfriend (or someone else…) all night. Not to mention, tiny dresses don't help to avoid any awkward wardrobe malfunctions. There was a girl at prom whose boyfriend yanked her skirt up while they were making out. If say she'd had the same amount of cleavage showing but a longer skirt, she'd have looked classier/less cheap, and everyone in the vicinity wouldn't have seen her underwear. Maybe a different date would have helped... But anyways, if you've got no leeway, if something slips or rides up, you're going to be a lot more embarassed than if you've given it a few inches of move-room. It's very nice.

Seen here: a bad idea. Also, get your pants tailored. ALSO. Those shoes are WAY too big for you, kid.

So, my suggestion might be novel, but… wear a sweater? A jacket?
Anyways, have a safe prom night to those who haven’t had it yet, and don’t do anything you’ll regret later. Just remember – don’t do stuff you wouldn’t watch your mom to see you doing.
Trust me, it works. XD

EDIT: @Cory:
It's not the showing off of cleavage I mind, or dresses above the knee. It's when girls are COMPLETELY unclassy and stuff. The people I have in mind went past being a kid to being downright slutty. And I really don't toss that around that much because I know how much being called a whore sucks.
I'm the first one to admit that I show off my cleavage and make a big deal out of the fact that I have breasts. I do! They're lovely and squooshy and if I'm sitting juuust right I can leave a pencil there and it won't run off.
I have a butt too - it's kind of hard to miss. And I'm all for above-the-knee things, too. I personally choose not to wear them often, but hey, I'm not going to condemn you for that. The difference between a pair of shorts and a REALLY SHORT SKIRT is that if you slip up, the world is going to see a lot more of the goods than most people want them to see, or want to see.
Also, changed the image.

1 comment:

  1. Actually, I'm going to have to disagree with you.
    Yes, there were some classless dancers. Yes there were a lot of DFMs, but they're kids! let them have fun.
    I'm all for class and grace, but there's a certain point to just live and let live
    Also: That pictured dress ain't so bad! I dont like the fabric, and maybe it could be a little less showy, but aside from that it's not terrible.
    Each generation thought the next was slutty. Do you think the flappers were accepted in the '20s?
    Do you think the 50s dresses were seen as incredibly classy by parents raised in those same 20s?
    Or even the children of the 50's dancers, the eighties. Do you think they didnt react in shock with the colors and cuts (not to mention hairstyles and -grimaces- shoulder pads? Just wait until you have kids. You'll see some lovely prom teddies out on the dance floor!