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Should 'Sexy' Dresses Be Banned at Prom?

Living 2012/04/03 16:00:00
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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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  • Kyle 2012/04/03 17:53:17 (edited)
    No
    Kyle
    +21
    Why do they care what these girls wear to prom? They're just gonna be taking them off at the end of the night anyway.



    Oh snap

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  • Krista Greene 2014/03/15 03:19:50
    No
    Krista Greene
    they have no right to tell the girls what to wear. i understand the whole "avoid excess cleavage" thing but seriously! they might as well be handing the girls turtlenecks and ankle skirts when they walk through the door. I mean come on! That's just ridiculous!
  • melissa 2012/12/20 15:05:06
    No
    melissa
    +1
    The way I see it from my point of view; prom is just for one night and high school senior will not get an opportunity like this again with there classmates,so let them enjoy themselves. Besides they are old enough to make a decision. Mommy and daddy might be paying for their dress or their have to work to pay for the things there need for the prom.
  • Randy 2012/05/26 12:52:53
    No
    Randy
    +1
    Announcing "I'm offended" is basically telling the world that you can't control your own emotions, so everyone else should do it for you...
  • renderedtruth 2012/05/17 16:16:13
    Yes
    renderedtruth
    The Prom should not be an excuse to hold a Bachanalean orgy with all the children baring their flesh and shouting their rebellion at the authority that has 'inconvenienced them' by giving them an education.

    They can dress anyway they want at their own after-party.
  • sierra 2012/05/05 21:04:11
    No
    sierra
    By the time girls are at prom they are adults or about adults.
  • MDC 2012/04/30 22:49:58 (edited)
    Yes
    MDC
    Well, we all know how they are going to end up one day...
    By the way, the prom dresses being banned are not SEXY ones they are the SLUTTY ones
    slutty prom dress
  • alex.higginbotham 2012/04/29 17:38:43
    No
    alex.higginbotham
    We're not living in the 50's people. Times have changed, and so have fasions. Girls are wearing a lot less at the swimming pool and the beach.
  • skyking 2012/04/23 13:03:03
    No
    skyking
    Sexy dresses for Sexy girls, The cows should cover up
  • swordright 2012/04/21 00:20:38
  • hello kitty 2012/04/20 01:01:49
    No
    hello kitty
    Bcuz u r alowed to b who u r at prom. Duh
  • LovingLife<3 2012/04/19 14:34:18
    No
    LovingLife<3
    No its the girls choice what she wants to ware and no one else. If you ban them there is nothing to say they wont customize a normal one them-self....... so what is the point ?? x
  • Audryna 2012/04/16 06:46:15
    No
    Audryna
    Let it be everyone's night to shine in their own, individual way. If you are going to be attending the prom, focus on yourself and what is going to make you feel wonderful! Some people have commented that someone else wearing a "slutty" dress would affect their night in a bad way, and I think that's really a shame. If you have put your all into it, chose the right companion or friends to attend with, and step out with your best food forward no one else's clothing should be able to bring you down!! Be yourself, enjoy yourself, and shine like the star you are! (and if you really, REALLY have to get an eyeful of somebodies 'un-classy' ensemble, look at the bright side - 30 years from now you won't be sitting with your grand daughter looking at pictures and trying to explain, that, "Grandma's hemline got caught in the car door that night, and..... =)
  • SimmeringArtist 2012/04/15 16:18:19
    Yes
    SimmeringArtist
    I might be bi, but I don't want to see everyone's tits and asses
  • Ankita KC 2012/04/14 18:41:43 (edited)
    No
    Ankita KC
    Is it Really necessary to bann everything? It's getting Ridiculous already! THEY'RE TEENAGE GIRLS From the 21st Century NOT Ladies from the 19th Century England !!!
  • ♥♥♥AznGurl92♥♥♥ 2012/04/13 11:54:28 (edited)
    No
    ♥♥♥AznGurl92♥♥♥
    +2
    I think it's up to the girls what kind of dress they want to wear to prom. If they want a short or a floor length dress, then its their choice and no one else's. My senior prom dress was a red, backless, floor-length dress (like the girl in blue dress but red) and i actually did feel like a princess on Prom Night. So why take that away from girls. I've seen other girls wearing less clothing at Morp(for those who dont know, Morp is like prom but the under underclassmen can go and less formal) or even on a everyday basis, when i was in high school. Plus, high school seniors want their last year of high school full of fun. It was bad enough that they had to search our purses before getting on the buses and taking our lip gloss and other things and now they want to ban girls from wearing 'sexy' dresses at prom. Girls want to feel pretty without being judged by the way they look and by taking away the chance for a girl to feel pretty, that's just plain sad..

    To the people who has a problem about this,

    You guys are taking the fun out prom for girls.

    And if the girl feels like a princess, then let them. It's not actually your spot to tell a girl that she doesn't feel like a princess. And just because a 'good girl' shows a little skin, doesn't mean they're turning into a slut o...
















    I think it's up to the girls what kind of dress they want to wear to prom. If they want a short or a floor length dress, then its their choice and no one else's. My senior prom dress was a red, backless, floor-length dress (like the girl in blue dress but red) and i actually did feel like a princess on Prom Night. So why take that away from girls. I've seen other girls wearing less clothing at Morp(for those who dont know, Morp is like prom but the under underclassmen can go and less formal) or even on a everyday basis, when i was in high school. Plus, high school seniors want their last year of high school full of fun. It was bad enough that they had to search our purses before getting on the buses and taking our lip gloss and other things and now they want to ban girls from wearing 'sexy' dresses at prom. Girls want to feel pretty without being judged by the way they look and by taking away the chance for a girl to feel pretty, that's just plain sad..

    To the people who has a problem about this,

    You guys are taking the fun out prom for girls.

    And if the girl feels like a princess, then let them. It's not actually your spot to tell a girl that she doesn't feel like a princess. And just because a 'good girl' shows a little skin, doesn't mean they're turning into a slut or hoe, they just want to feel beautiful even if its for one night. As long as the dress isn't too revealing, then girls should be able to wear the dress they want to wear to prom. And most of times, prom dresses usually shows the girls' upper back, maybe their legs(if they choose a short dress) or even maybe just the shoulders. Now tell me, what the hell is wrong in showing shoulders or the back??! You guys are thinking the dress girls wear to prom are making them look like sluts when actually they are just like a normal 'ballroom' dress

    prom dress
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    backless prom dress backless prom dress
    (that red dress was something like my prom dress)
    these dresses are most likely be the kind of dresses girls usually wear than what most of you think they're wearing to prom

    For guys, they don't really have to worry about anything. They get or rent a tux and tie, get the flower corsage(unless the girl already ordered it) and then boom they're done, so yeah guys doesn't have to worry about this problem but yeah just keep your shirt on boys
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  • macy 2012/04/13 04:47:20
    No
    macy
    +1
    It's one night, and kids wear less at swimming pools anyways.
  • mrsgrint<3 2012/04/12 16:06:39
    Yes
    mrsgrint<3
    +1
    I definintely dont want my prom ruined by people wearing stuff like that
  • JessicaPriest 2012/04/12 13:19:48
    Yes
    JessicaPriest
    If its not appropriate to wear during school hours then its not appropriate for the prom. Simple as that.
  • ankur 2012/04/11 03:34:19
    No
    ankur
    It is the thing....which attracts people to the prom.....
  • aaroneb63 2012/04/10 17:52:18
    Yes
    aaroneb63
    +1
    As I stated in the issue of teacher addressing the problem with the showing of cleavage amongst school age children/teens. It's society's lack of modesty and immorality.
  • right-choice 2012/04/10 14:27:35
    No
    right-choice
    +1
    No , but not tacky or over exposed, have pride and respect for yourself.
  • Darlene Holmes 2012/04/10 02:12:34
    Yes
    Darlene Holmes
    It's time girls stopped dressing like cheep looking Slut's.
  • swordright Darlene... 2012/04/21 00:23:26
    swordright
    +2
    How about being time to stop degrading females by calling them "sluts?"
  • Leah Th... swordright 2012/07/16 15:57:55
    Leah Thomas
    Maybe it's time for women to stop degrading themselves by wearing outfits that fit into the "slut" category. If you're going to dress like a $10 hooker why should you be surprised to be treated any different. I think it's pathetic that in our generation women and girls think they have to be prancing around naked to feel beautiful or sexy.
  • Raiden 2012/04/10 00:35:16
    No
    Raiden
    If they want to feel sexy at the prom then let them.
  • Leah Th... Raiden 2012/07/16 15:58:40
    Leah Thomas
    But it's not sexy...
  • Raiden Leah Th... 2012/08/06 05:49:10
    Raiden
    Yeah I don't really think dresses like that are all that sexy either but on prom it is like a girls big night and they wanna look as pretty as they can. I mean if wearing dresses like that makes them feel pretty then let them. It is there choice or not on how they wanna look .
  • Pinball Wizard 2012/04/09 15:26:00
    No
    Pinball Wizard
    Unless they don't want their date to see anything.
  • IndianFace.German 2012/04/09 15:12:55
    Yes
    IndianFace.German
    +1
    Its just gross
  • Ashlea 2012/04/09 07:57:57
    No
    Ashlea
    But if you're showing more skin than dress, think long and hard about going out like that.
  • macheath2k 2012/04/08 21:03:32
    No
    macheath2k
    So when summer arrives the same "forced proper" girl is at the beach in a g-string/thong; should the community police be enforcing beach attire? (Of course, the question/issue of sexy attire in the classroom remains)
  • Moon 2012/04/08 18:18:01
    Yes
    Moon
    +1
    If it's a school sponsored function they should have to abide by the school dress code and not look like sluts.
  • IvoryPa... Moon 2012/04/11 21:36:25
    IvoryPauline
    who cares what they wear. for one, they'll take it off at the end of the night anyways. and second, you dont HAVE to look at them.
  • Moon IvoryPa... 2012/04/11 21:55:34
    Moon
    That attitude is exactlly why they want to wear skimpy/sexy dresses. You can go to a prom have a good time and not take it off at the end of the night.
  • swordright Moon 2012/04/21 00:25:12
    swordright
    +1
    Why is someone else's sexuality ANY of your business? And why is a girl a "slut" if she isn't ashamed of her sexuality or body?
  • sierra Moon 2012/05/05 21:06:31
    sierra
    +3
    Are you kidding? Most prom dresses have thin or no straps at all. You can be sexy and classy at the same time. They are adults or almost adults by that time.
  • babyleo 2012/04/07 19:22:17
    No
    babyleo
    +3
    only people who dont look good in one would want it banned. i dont think its a problem if their guardian let them walk out the house like that...
  • Sidney Tucker 2012/04/07 18:35:30
    No
    Sidney Tucker
    +4
    If they have the body to wear the dress more power to them. It's one night.
  • M&#39;lud 2012/04/07 17:00:37
    Yes
    M&#39;lud
    +4
    In fact, why limit it to sexy dresses? All clothing should be banned at prom.
    Those nasty kids will have no place to hide booze in flasks to spike the punch bowls.
    And I want a ruler's length between all dancers!
    None of that rock and roll devil music; only waltzes and gavottes.
    And I'd better not smell cigarettes on your breath, or that devil weed!
    By the way, GET OFF MY LAWN!
  • swordright M&#39;lud 2012/04/21 00:26:24
    swordright
    hahaha XD ban all cloths so its a nude prom, a rulers length apart, and ballroom dance only. That would be a spectacle.
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