Prom Dress Codes have taken a sinister turn to oppression and threats to ban or remove students from the big event. In an effort to avoid Prom night enforcement, when the student is turned away, schools have started an approval or preapproval process.
Typical Prom Outfit Dress Code is: Dresses cannot be too short, too low-cut, expose too much skin around the midriff or be inappropriately revealing. And many schools are adding that student must wear the “correct” gender-specific formal wear.
Anyone else notice this seems to be directly limiting the females choice? I guess I should ask, if anyone on the school board noticed, since it is their rules.
Here is a great photo article of Banned Prom Dresses. Dress codes that state anything cannot be “too much” or “too anything” is subjective. Students and parents alike are left to buy a dress (usually spending hundreds of dollars) and hope the female student is not turned away at the door, ruining Prom. Some schools have implemented a preapproval process to reduce Prom dress code violations.
Pros for Prom Dress Preapproval
- Dresses can be preapproved by submitting a photo – This allows the student to submit a photo of her dress of choice before purchasing the dress.
- Notice is provided ahead of Prom for dresses that are not approved. This will allow for minor alterations, or selection and submission of a new outfit.
- Preapproval removes the Prom night fear of being turned away, or asked to leave in the middle of Prom.
- Consistent rules applied to all of the submitted outfits (in theory).