It’s getting close to prom. Going shopping for a prom gown/dress was always big deal in house. My daughter and I would set aside a day and go from shop to shop to looking for that special dress and accessories. We would muster enough strength afterwards to have dinner at a favorite restaurant and have a little girl talk. Those were special times for us. It was an opportunity for us to bond, which is important in the teenage years, and share the latest gossip.
I still check out the latest fashion for girls since my granddaughter is a little fashionista now. Yep at 2. She likes to pick out her own clothes and shoes, and I have so much fun looking for a bargain and shopping for her. I ran across an article promoting the latest styles in Prom dresses and I almost fell off my chair. It’s a wonderful time in a young lady’s life when she’s asked to the Prom or makes plans to go with her friends. She will always have the memory of shopping for her dress and all the festivities that occur on Prom night.
Now I don’t have a problem with showing a little skin, but this dress is ridiculous. I find it hard to believe that some designer thought it was appropriate for a teenage girl to walk into a school dance half naked. In my opinion, this is something that you would see a celebrity wear on the red carpet, not someone’s teenage daughter. I often wonder what goes through people’s mind.
This one left me speechless too. Has everyone forgotten what it’s like to be a teen? This is just as ridiculous as the one above, but for a different reason. Would this dress not make a teen look like they’re 50 or 60. Why does tulip keep going through my head, lol? This would be appropriate for the bride who is fearful that her bridesmaids may look better than her on her wedding day, so she picks out a hideous dress for them to ensure they don’t upstage her.
I was happy to see one that was half-decent in the bunch. At least it’s appropriate for a teen. It covers her, but allows her to give off a little shoulder. The colors are fun and the accessories minimal but catchy.
When I shopped with my daughter I always told her that she could be sexy and beautiful without revealing her blessings to the world. Today’s teens believe less is more, but in the wrong context. I think it’s important that we teach our daughters to respect themselves during this stage in their life. They must learn that if they respect themselves young men will respect them as well. I think it’s important for them to know that the boys may focus on the young lady who walks in wearing number 1, but he will never take her home to mommy. Oh no, mommy will be able to read her from a mile away and will eventually read her the riot act.
If you have a teen heading to the prom be sure to set aside a day and make it special. They will always remember spending the day with you as well as Prom night itself. Years later, my daughter still talks about our mother/daughter outings.
Photos courtesy of www.promgirl.com, www.jjshouse.com and www.jovani.com.