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    I think I would personally find it very difficult to find a dress at that price. But if someone else can do it and the daughter who has to wear it likes it, then I would call it a success for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimPossible View Post
    I think I would personally find it very difficult to find a dress at that price. But if someone else can do it and the daughter who has to wear it likes it, then I would call it a success for them.
    And I totally agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KimPossible View Post
    I guess. But does that mean you have to like every dress? If you aren't saying anything mean or treating anyone differently at prom for having a dress you don't like then i don't think there is any harm. Or are we now saying that we all have to like the same clothes in order to be nice people.
    I can in my mind think of people in high school that would have said they would not be caught dead in a dress that someone wore. It was very hurtful in high school. Thankfully in real life, I do not know any adults that would think it was appropriate to say that to someone. That does not mean that we are all going to like everything everyone wears, but girls that are not able to afford very expensive dresses should still be able to go to the prom and have a good time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mom3girls View Post
    And I totally agree.
    As do I.

    I imagine if Alyssa was 17 and not 8 and going to the prom next weekend, I would probably spend closer to $100 on a dress. That said, I do not think someone should be looked down on because their dress only cost $25 or because it was used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    I'm sorry, but REALLY? I get being frugal, but that is just not realistic to the point of being unkind.
    Why it is it unkind.. I don't get it... she could easily pay for the rest if it was something she valued... Heck my kids have the opportunity to earn hundreds over the summer and they are gradeschool age still!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KimPossible View Post
    I guess. But does that mean you have to like every dress? If you aren't saying anything mean or treating anyone differently at prom for having a dress you don't like then i don't think there is any harm. Or are we now saying that we all have to like the same clothes in order to be nice people.
    I dont think we all have to wear the same dresses, or even like similar ones. I never said that. I dont think anyone did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mom3girls View Post
    I dont think we all have to wear the same dresses, or even like similar ones. I never said that. I dont think anyone did.
    Well then why can't someone say they don't like any of those dresses and would never wear one of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KimPossible View Post
    Well then why can't someone say they don't like any of those dresses and would never wear one of them.
    It isn't the saying that you wouldn't wear one particular dress. It is the attitude of looking down on anyone that would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    As do I.

    I imagine if Alyssa was 17 and not 8 and going to the prom next weekend, I would probably spend closer to $100 on a dress. That said, I do not think someone should be looked down on because their dress only cost $25 or because it was used.
    Nor should their parents.. and not everything that costs $25 would come from a "rag bin"
    Heck I made my own dress for prom, and used shoes from church, and did my own hair and nails... really.
    oh... pssst.. I made my own wedding dress too. :P And it was only about $100 so no way I would feel right spending that on a child's dress... BUT again. if they wanted to they could earn it and pay themselves.
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    I don't believe proms send damaging messages. Proms have been going on for forever, and everything they entail is pretty much a given. As others have pointed out, it seems to be much more about your circle of friends/area you reside in that dictates how much splurging goes on for a prom.
    Personally, I was the weirdo who had no interest in prom.
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