It's been long dresses here as well. I actually still have my prom dress... Its discolored a bit in some areas. I don't have the heart to get rid of it (and it's discolored in some areas now) :/ Here is a pic (it's a brighter turquoise in person):
By the way I LOVE skirts and dresses with boots. I don't own heels and I rarely wear flats so if it's fall, spring, or winter and I'm in a skirt or dress, I'm also in boots.
Okay - am I the only one who wants a chance to get all dressed up in a pretty dress again???
I found a green velvet dress I purchased pre-kids (a.k.a. before I gained 60 lbs) recently, and luckily I think the style is classic enough that I could wear it for something formal in the winter. Luckily I can get back into it now!
Where I live, Proms are held once for the kids in their last year of high school.
They were just taking off when I left school and I never went. I was tubby and the thought of having to find a gorgeous dress that I knew I would look horrid in, stopped me.
I think they can be harmful, especially with Prom King and Queens. I mean, some kids take these things so personally when they're young. Whereas an adult would know it meant nothing.
When DD has hers, I will deinfinitely do my best to get her the dress she would like.
Now I'm on this BBBS group on facebook for my area (like an online garage sale), and parents are always on there selling their daughter's "only worn once" prom dresses for $200+....they usually state that they paid $500+ for them new. I am shocked at how much dresses cost these days!! I don't see the need to break the bank or go into debt over prom, but if my daughters want to go, I will do what I can to help them wear something that they feel good in and have a fun/reasonably priced time.