Style, Decor & More: Picking A Prom Dress That Won't Get You Kicked Out Of The Dance

Picking A Prom Dress That Won't Get You Kicked Out Of The Dance



It’s easy to get carried away with dress styles on prom and go for the high hems and daring cut outs but, if it’s at the expense of you getting kicked out of the dance, it’s not worth it.

Celebrities are partly to blame for this as every year, it just seems like the red carpet dresses are becoming more and more edgier; and when we say edgier, we mean more skin. Designers are getting creative in placing cut outs at the most unexpected places.

But prom isn’t Hollywood. And going to your prom in a dress that may be acceptable on the red carpet might not go well with your school’s superiors. You want to make sure that you not only look good for prom; you also want to wear something that abides with the school’s dress codes.


To help you are some tips on picking a prom dress making sure it is keeping with the school prom dress code:

     1.    Do not ignore the dress code

You can’t ignore the dress code. Something as simple as a high slit on your dress could mean you missing out the most important night of your high school life. Some girls will still forego the rules and pick a dress to their liking hoping that simple shawl will cover it all up. You can’t risk faking it as certain schools will make sure you abide with the dress code and send you home if they see anything wrong with the dress.

So to be on the extremely safe side, go over your school’s prom dress code and be aware of what’s and what is not allowed.

     2.    Offset a revealing part with another covered part

So let’s say you’re aiming for backless from Peachesboutique.com make sure that it has a longer train so as to balance out the skin that you’re revealing. Or if you’re wearing a shorter dress, the top has to be covered. It can be a challenge but it’s a nice compromise that will keep you safe from the administrators.

     3.  Understand the reason behind the rules

Schools only mean the best when they impose dress codes, not because they want to make the students’ lives harder. Understand where the school is coming from when they try to impose strict rules against open back cut outs and tummy-revealing dresses.

Remember that the main aim of prom is to practice refinement. So it’s not exactly refined when you wear a two-piece dress that looks like it was meant for a summer party.

     4.   Think elegance and grace

When picking a prom dress, think Audrey Hepburn or Olivia Palermo. What would they wear? You don’t exactly have to copy these style icons as you have your own unique style too but you can take inspiration from them as they prove that you too can look beautiful without having to show a lot of skin.

     5.   Be creative

Just because your choices are limited to non-revealing dresses, it doesn’t mean you can’t look good on prom night. There’s still a wide array of styles to choose from. A good example of a good selection is the prom dress designs in Chicago dress superstore, Peaches Boutique. You can still find a dress that will compliment your figure and make you look stunning for prom night.

In Conclusion

If you go to a school where it’s known to have strict prom dress codes, it pays to do your shopping early. This way, you have enough time to pick a dress that doesn’t go against the rules but also allow you to look good on this most special night.

Did you have any other suggestions? Let us know in the comments!


*This article was contributed by Katrina Fernandez. Thank you, Katrina!

15 comments :

  1. Good suggestions. I think offsetting a revealing part of the body with a covered part is a great idea.

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    1. I think it is great advice and keeps one from overexposure.
      Thanks for visiting! nancy

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  2. Great tips for shopping for prom dresses!! I used these same guidelines when I was shopping for mine in high school. I think this holds true for formal wear for business events as well as prom.

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    1. Hi Jennifer! I agree. You could apply some of these tips for business events too!
      Thanks for stopping by! nancy

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  3. These are all such great points for help girls select a dress. With life there will always be options to make the wrong choice, but I think with what you have laid out you are giving the young girls a great way to find the right dress. Sticking with the dress code set in place is key! The dresses sure have changed since I went to prom! #old

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    1. Hi Cindy! I agree the dresses have changed so much over the years. Shorter hemlines and plunging necklines were pushing the envelope back then, but now it's showing the midriff too. I'm hoping young girls will take the advice above.

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  4. Great tips! The purpose of prom originally was to give young people their first proper event at which to practice their manners and social skills. My prom was great but it had very little to do with the original purpose of prom!

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  5. I know what you mean about some of these prom dresses now. I live out in the country and my cell phone gets more coverage than these dresses do! I don't know if it is celebrities or what, but ladies need to realize what they are risking some of these outfits. I wouldn't have traded my prom night for anything.

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    1. Yup, I'm hoping girls will consider classy over trashy. The dresses are so gorgeous today, they can really look elegant!

      I'm glad you had a great time at prom and have wonderful memories.

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  6. Oh my...excellent read! I am so glad I had boys :)

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    1. Ha! Ha! Boys are easy when it comes to prom! :)
      Thanks for visiting, Cuz!

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  7. Great suggestions. The dresses seem to get shorter as I get older! lOL I remember prom being about finding the perfect long ball gown, not anymore. Wonder what the style will be when my 3 year old is ready for prom?

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    1. I was happy my daughter went with a classic Cinderella gown last year. Some of the girls look way too mature for their ages.
      Hopefully the style will be ball gowns again when your daughter goes to prom! :)
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Wow! Super helpful post. --But haha. I agree with everyone above - that dresses just seem to be getting shorter! I feel like I sound old just hearing these words come out.
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    1. Hi Brittany, Just when you think the dresses can't get any shorter, they do! lol I hope some of the girls will read this post and take the advice to heart! :)
      Thanks for stopping by!
      nancy

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