A History of School Proms
In the late 1890s, a diary of an Amherst College student noted that he had been invited to an early graduation dance at nearby Smith College for Women. Prom days in the early 1900s were considered simple events, where everyone wore only their Sunday clothes and no one thought about buying an outfit just for that event.
However, in the 1920s and 1930s, this special school day began to become more elaborate. Students started showing up in cars, bought new party dresses and danced to the music of a band. It wasn’t long before they started dressing up a bit more and started thinking about formal dresses and ball gowns.
When the U.S. economy began to grow after the war, school dances became more extravagant events in the 1950s. Girls began to take their outfits more seriously and started buying the perfect ball gown. The competition to become the prom queen became more and more important as the girls started looking for the perfect dress and the perfect date, which hopefully would lead to more popularity.
Almost at the same time that balls were becoming more socially important, venues moved from high school gyms to country club banquet halls, hotel ballrooms, and any other “fancy” or high-class place that could be found and rented. This naturally led to even greater financial pressure for some, as it meant that the perfect night of dancing became increasingly expensive. There were prom dresses, prom shoes, makeup, hairdresser’s appointments, tuxedos and corsets, and the popular limousine that could be rented for the night.
Today, however, high school dances have become more elaborate and extravagant, which also means they are more expensive. The amounts can quickly add up if all expenses are considered. High school dances often become an overnight affair. To reduce the likelihood of accidents or alcohol consumption, there may be parties after this special school day.
Sometimes they are held at the school and booths are set up offering food and activities, usually accompanied by parents. In addition, several parents often gather to volunteer their time at home and offer certain food selections and activities after this special school day. Students simply go from house to house, and some parents volunteer to take students to different homes. This is a good way for students to continue to enjoy their evening without problems.
Top 10 Worst prom dresses and outfits were worn by students
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Prom is that magical time of year that every girl in high school has dreamed of. Getting dressed up, having your makeup done, riding a limo with your friends while wearing a gorgeous dress, or a slick tuxedo while pictures and videos are being captured can make anyone feel like a celebrity. Prom dress shopping is one of the hottest seasons of the year in the fashion industry as designers try to come up with the most beautiful and unique dress ideas that will appeal to nearly any demographic of young women. From ball gowns to stunning silhouettes that make jaws drop, there have been interesting and ambitious prom dress ideas that have come to fruition thanks to the prom hype. However, with so much competition in the market and designers and retailers trying to make some money, there are sure ways to guarantee that there will be disasters.
Here are some of the worst prom dress fails that have occurred since the dawning of prom. From bad design to wearing the wrong size, the poor girls in this video have become immortalized because of a bad decision on what to wear for the biggest night of high school. There’s no telling what was going on in these girls’ minds when they picked out their dress, and unfortunately for them, they became famous quite quickly for the bad decision. May they serve as a lesson to all the other girls dreaming about prom, and may the bad decisions end with them!
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