Female students at a Michigan high school say that a cover-up garment on prom night is shaming — and that they'd rather skip the event than wear it.
The prom dress has evolved over the years from prim floor-length dresses with high necklines to more risqué ensembles with revealing cutouts.
Dee Lewis says her daughter was devastated when she tried on her custom-made prom dress. On Monday, Dee Lewis, an aesthetician from Rochester, N.Y., posted three photos of her daughter Malexa Maeweather wearing her prom dress. According to Lewis, after a dress Malexa loved on Instagram wasn’t available, she turned to local designer Kia Wagner — who did not return Yahoo Style’s request for comment — to create a $300 dress for her June 2nd prom.
Kahlaa Salahuddin completely owned her senior prom by wearing a custom-made, fringed, embroidered, silver gown with winged sleeves by Suede Square.
Lourdes Medrano, an 18-year-old high school student in Salinas, Calif., went the extra mile so her father could take photos with her in her prom dress.
Catherine pictured in her dress at her junior prom last year. Last year, Catherine Malatesta passed away after losing her battle with stage 4 cancer. “She turned to me and said, ‘Mom, for the first time in a long time, I actually feel beautiful,’” her mother, Jennifer Goodwin told Today.