"High schools across the nation are moving to ban provocative prom attire..."

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"High schools across the nation are moving to ban provocative prom attire..."
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Wed, 04-11-2012 - 12:02am

with the Wall Street Journal reporting...<<< "that high schools across the country are tightening their dress codes as more and more teenage girls opt for sexy body-hugging, micro-mini, low-cut, barely-there prom dresses.">>>

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/321909/20120330/sexy-prom-dresses-2012-ban.htm

You gotta look at some of these dresses...

http://edressme.com/sexy-prom-dresses.html

http://www.promgirl.com/shop/styles_and_trends/sleek?sr=33&nt=32&ob=da

Even some at David's--yes, DAVIDS--made my head spin...

http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Strapless-Sequin-Glitter-Pick-Up-Dress-X24681WTPK_Prom-Dresses-View-All

http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Strapless-Chiffon-High-Low-Print-Dress-232M24560_Prom-Dresses-View-All

http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Sleevless-Charmeuse-Print-Gown-with-X-Back-17372D_Prom-Dresses-View-All

So, I'm wondering, where the heck are the parents, when their kids are walking out the door?

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Hey, that's what I was thinking!

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Registered: 08-08-2009

Very interesting.

This is how the pop icons dress, so it is somewhat expected that young minds may see this as proper attire; icons like Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce.

I think that most prom age girls would not look good in these dresses.

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Registered: 07-24-1997

I've seen enough evidence on this message board that plenty of parents don't take a hands-on approach to parenting.

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This is true. What constitutes an "adult" or at least closer to one is different in different cultures. Hispanic culture often dresses little girls up more from the beginning (little baby girls in gold earrings and jewelry.) The "coming out" party for girls is 15. While their girls can dress flashier, their parents can also be more protective and require more long term chaperoning than other cultures do. My mother is half Mexican (her mom raised in Mexico.) She pretty much had to have her brother come on all her dates lol. It's a generalization of course but one we find prevalent in our area.

To me, it's less about skin and more about intent.

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