What Should I Wear to Prom?!

    Ladies! Prom is coming–how excited are you? I was brought up in London so I’m not familiar with the anticipation that surrounds prom, but I understand it’s a pretty big deal. And the biggest part of it? The dress.

    But as fashion has evolved, the prom gown has progressed from the traditional modest “princess” dress to a more contemporary, sexy dress. Today’s fashions offer primarily sexy clothing and prom dresses have followed suit, with plunging fronts and backs and skin-tight designs with cut-outs revealing as much as possible.

    Because of this fashion change, many schools have implemented dress codes for everyday wear. Now, more and more schools have felt it necessary to extend codes to prom attire. Check out the following clip:

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    I’m pleased schools are taking this initiative. And I agree with the analysis that Hollywood plays a huge part in how young girls dress these days. It’s sad celebrities are so quick to reveal themselves. It’s come to a point where showing cleavage is the norm now. The more these styles become acceptable, the more risqué trends become. When will it stop?

    I have to admit that I had a difficult time shopping for the perfect, modest prom dresses for you girls. Most of what is offered is too short, too tight or too revealing, in my opinion.

    But they still exist, ladies! And I’m so excited to share my finds with you. Remember, these are just ideas for style. You can pick and choose colors and features you like, depending on what stores have to offer and your budget.

    The two dresses below are so elegant. With soft flowing pastel fabrics, subtly adorned with sparkles around the waist, they create a feminine look and feel with a majestic touch.

    If you’re looking for a fuller skirt, check out these two styles. Both gowns feature spaghetti straps, baby-doll bodices and long, flowing skirts. Again, each style is enhanced with a delicate sparkling element.

    Looking for a princess-style prom gown? How about these two fun options? The white strapless dress with the full ruffled skirt or the red (I love red!) one with the embellished bodice. Both styles are gorgeous and are sure to make you feel like a princess.

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    Note that I only recommend spaghetti strap and strapless dresses to young ladies with smaller busts. You need to honestly determine whether a style looks immodest on you or not. You may also be able to make a look more modest by simply adding a bolero jacket. You may find my post on modesty helpful when selecting a prom dress.

    Ladies, I understand that prom attire is important and that you want to look amazing. But amazing doesn’t have to be sexy and immodest. You can still look stunning, elegant and beautiful without disrespecting your body. Present yourself in a manner that you can be proud of and that glorifies God.

    I pray that you all have fun, and please be safe.

    Does your school have a prom dress code? Have you picked your prom dress yet?

    T.M. Gaouette
    T.M. Gaouette is a freelance writer, ghostwriter, blogger and fiction novelist. She was born in Africa, brought up in London and is now living in New England with her husband and four children. Devoted to Him, Gaouette is dedicated to glorifying God through her stories for teens and young adults. T.M. Gaouette is the author of "The Destiny of Sunshine Ranch" and "Freeing Tanner Rose," Christian novels for teens and young adults. She's currently working on completing her upcoming novel -visit for more on her Christian fiction work. Connect with her on and .


    1. I am SO glad schools are setting boundaries when it comes to prone dresses.I have seen way too many inappropriate/skimpy dresses and think it’s great that they’re placing dress codes.
      As for your dress ideas, they are gorgeous! I especially like the red one and the pink one with the long, flowing skirt. I home school so, I won’t get to go to a dance anytime soon (darn!) but I’m still shopping around for a princess-like dress that I can wear on special occasions 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    2. I have my prom dress! It is navy blue. It is floor length, not too tight, and my chest is covered. It has a lower back but not too low and has spaghetti straps. It is very elegant! I am sooooo excited about prom!

    3. I have mine, it’s a floor-length burgundy dress. It’s strapless but it doesn’t show any cleavage and in my opinion its pretty modest. It has silver embroidery and rhinestones on the front and a matching wrap. I love it!

    4. I love looking at prom dresses! Although I don’t go to prom (my school doesn’t have one) I will be (and have been) in a county pageant, and I thuroughly enjoy trying to find the perfect dress for it.

    5. It’s great that so many schools are stressing prom dress codes – I wish mine did! It’s a matter of respect- to the people that put on the prom, to the other guests, and to yourself.
      This year I skipped the dress-shopping and I’m making myself a dress out of duct tape! Taking special care to get everything covered.

    6. My dress is one shoulder light orange- yellow, irridescent, corset laced backing, gold beading across it, and a slit up on my left leg 🙂 I cant wait 🙂 Oh, and I definitly dont agree with schools putting limits. If its a private school, than have at it, but public schools? definitly not!

    7. my dress is full length…pearl blue…and it originally strapless but we added really pretty and tottally awsome straps to it!!! My mom will always require me to have decent straps on my dress. l8-)

    8. I’m still a high school freshman, so I have a while to go before prom, but I sooo can’t wait!!! I hope I’ll be able to find a princess-styled dress that isn’t strapless; boleros tend to slip off when you dance, so mine can’t be strapless.

    9. the most important thing is to be comfortable. You want to be able to dance all night, so find a dress that fits your style.SMC Fashion is indeed your one-stop shop for all kinds of quality dresses.

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