One teen in western Michigan is hoping to make other the young women in her area feel good about this particular rite of passage by opening her own used gown pop-up store, Blessed with a Dress. “It originated from this experience I had at the mall, where I was looking in the mirror, trying on what felt like 100 dresses [for homecoming], and I couldn’t find something that I liked,” 16-year-old Chloe Mitchell told Yahoo Lifestyle.
Instead of spending hundreds of dollars at department stores buying a new dress, these teens opted for a different route — wearing a homemade prom dress.
Kahlaa Salahuddin completely owned her senior prom by wearing a custom-made, fringed, embroidered, silver gown with winged sleeves by Suede Square.
Tayja Jones-Banks, a high school student who was bullied for her prom look in 2016, recently shared photos of her 2017 prom look
There’s so much to love about the photos: Charlie, who calls herself a “Chicanx activist” and a “Glamazon” on her Twitter bio, is wearing an off-the-shoulder dress with a black bodice and a full-length, colorful skirt. The photos of the besties have been retweeted and liked thousands of times on Twitter. “I’m so here for these hoops and hair, definitely slayed this look,” wrote one person on Twitter.
More than 20 years later, her daughter Ally (right) wore the same dress to her prom. An Ohio teenager didn’t spend hours scavenging through mall department stores or specialty boutiques to find that perfect prom dress. Ally Johnson, 18, rummaged through her mom’s wardrobe and found the perfect vintage prom dress — it was a black, form-fitting scoop-neck beaded gown that had the old-school Hollywood vibe that Johnson was seeking.
If you want to get a lot of likes on your prom pics, head to the nearest parking lot or car dealership — stat. Apparently, the hottest prom accessory for 2017 is a car: The most-liked prom pictures on Instagram feature an auto in them, according to our informal research (i.e., a lot of scrolling). ???????? #promslayage2k17 A post shared by SEN17RS!!! ???????????? (@promslayage2k17) on Apr 8, 2017 at 2:02pm PDT
Reginae Carter, 18, shows off her stunning prom dress, which appears to have been inspired by Kylie Jenner and Ariel Winter.
School administrators at Stanton College Prep in Florida are facing backlash after discriminatory flyers depicting prom dress code were plastered around the school on Monday.
On what would have been an unremarkable Tuesday in March, a floor of the Grand Hyatt New York was transformed — not into the usual business conference with booths and brochures, but into a prom dress and tuxedo emporium. The goal? To outfit low-income high schoolers from nearby communities who might otherwise not be able to afford prom in their best prom looks.
A high school tried to require girls to have their dresses preapproved before prom but dropped the requirement after a backlash. A high school is backtracking on a strict rule that required girls to submit photos of their prom dresses for preapproval after backlash from the community. “The students are not going to have to submit a photo,” Randy Bergquist, interim superintendent at the Osakis School District in Minnesota, told the Echo Press on Tuesday.