What's allowed and what's banned in Prom Season Shopping
Some have it easier than others. It depends on which high school you happen to visit and whether you talk to parents, students or principals. What's clear is that, for the most part, students feel that those who are in charge don't trust them enough to let them shop for what's in fashion. That's the crux of the problems.
What's in fashion, what's in may show too much skin wich parents and principals don't want to see on the prom dance floor. Students should remember that school principals are not as up to date on the latest fashion trends. Most of them may not understand the marriage of fashion and hip hop. This lack of sophistication and savvy may be at the roots of all these edicts and negative stance towards dresses style.
No wonder that students complain about all the restrictions that are set in place right about the arrival of the prom season. Here's a set of guidelines by Quaker High.
"According to the school Principal's Feb. 6 letter to parents of the district, students not adhering to the dress code for the prom will not be allowed to attend the event.
Items not appropriate for men attending the prom include "footwear such as 'flip flops' or ripped, worn tennis shoes," and "shorts."
Men are to remain fully dressed throughout the evening, according to the letter, which specifies that men are not permitted to remove their dress shirts or change into T-shirts.
Women, while bound roughly by the same footwear restrictions, are not allowed to expose "bare midriffs." Dresses are not permitted to have "cut-out or mesh portions of gowns that expose flesh in an inappropriate way." No dresses may be cut lower than mid-back, have low necklines or be shorter than mid-thigh."