"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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Yup; SIL lets her dds wear these types of things; I wouldn't, but I only have a ds, who could've cared less what he wore to prom - he just borrowed a sport coat from dh and wore a shirt and tie and black slacks with it, but then he went stag. His college gf doesn't get that 'sexy' either - her fancy stuff that I've seen (sorority wear) is very tasteful yet very, very pretty - and she's 113 pounds at 5'6" dripping wet so she could even carry off the other kind but doesn't.
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Not happening in our house!

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Registered: 11-28-1999

I am glad that the schools are stepping up.

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Registered: 11-01-2001

I so hear you on the issue of body type.

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I agree, so much of how a dress looks is in the wearer's figure. Dresses that look obscene on one girl look fine on another. These dresses are all on models who were chosen because they would be sexy looking in them and then of course, were encouraged to unnaturally stick those legs out of slits as far as they could go lol. Certainly, some are plain skanky but there are few others that wouldn't look as scandalous on a more normal body type with a more innocent attitude. Personally, I like the david bridal one that is chiffon and sort of multi-colored. If you look at it, it's finger tip length which isn't "short short." The skirt is flowy as opposed to tight. It's strapless but it's not advertising boobs. I could see it looking quite reasonable on my "Twiggy" shaped DD. Of course, that's easy for me to say because she wouldn't pick it. She likes dresses she can feel comfortable actually dancing which generally means straps and not too short that they flip up when she's jumping around.

Our schools already have rules in place that keeps girls away from these sorts of dresses.

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Registered: 05-27-1998

Heck no. Those dresses aren't even pretty. They're more about being naked. I agree with Ekmama's assessment that "pretty" no longer means pretty, but sexy or hot.

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Registered: 11-28-1999

I was reading an interview w/ Sofia Vergara (from Modern Family).

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Registered: 12-03-1999

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I dont see anything that wrong with these dresses....they cover alot more than a bikini.

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Registered: 10-16-1999
Well, you do have a point, the dresses do cover more than a bikini... but these girls aren't going to the beach, they are going to a formal dance. What is appropriate at the beach, at a park or at the mall simply doesn't cut it at a formal dance. There is absolutely nothing wrong with a little modesty. Girls need to find their self worth somewhere other than in looking like a sexpot. I got lucky, my daughter wouldn't wear something like is shown here, though her bff does. I guess my daughter spent a lifetime listening to her older brothers and their friends express an opinion about girls who dress in very revealing clothes and decided she didn't want people thinking like that about her. Young girls think the boys will like them more if they dress sexily, and they might really like looking at that kind of girl, but they usually don't seriously date a girl who tries to draw that kind of attention to herself.

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