Should 'Sexy' Dresses Be Banned at Prom?
Living 2012/04/03 16:00:00
Prim and proper is over when it comes to prom. These days, girls want to look as sexy as possible. And high schools are trying to put a stop to it. According to The Wall Street Journal, schools from Connecticut to Arizona are creating detailed dress codes to avoid excess cleavage and Angelina Jolie-style thigh-high slits at the prom.
"Unacceptable," Hal David, principal at Cedartown High School in northwest Georgia, labeled some dresses shown on posters displayed in the hallways, which are meant to show girls what they can and cannot wear. "We don't want somebody to spend a lot of money on a dress and then show up and there be an issue," he told the WSJ.
Cutouts at the rib cage are "NO'S" at Southmoore High School, outside Oklahoma City. And male students must keep their shirts on all night. "We don't care that you work out," the school's dress code says.
Assistant principal Ginger Lawrence brings a ruler broken off at 3 inches to the Lee County High prom in Leesburg, Ga., to enforce the rule that dresses cannot be shorter than 3 inches above the knee. And excess cleavage is also a no-no. Do you think these rules are fair? Or do they take the fun out of prom?
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