Beauty & Fashion
What Should I Wear to Prom?!
Written by T.M. Gaouette | April 17, 2012
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:
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.
Image credits: missesdressy.com
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?