The shock. The horror. The eye spasms. That's right, I'm talking about what happens when you get
a glimpse of what some teens are wearing to prom these days. I've already been
through two proms with my teen daughters, so I know the sheer agony of trying
to find the perfect dress. (Hint: There is no perfect dress. Furthermore, if
you are shopping with your teen and you pick out a dress and say, "It's
perfect!" it will absolutely, positively be the last dress on earth your teen
will want to wear.)
But I also know it's possible to find something
that is elegant, flattering, age-appropriate and won't violate the dress code
in 10 different ways. I'm all for originality, but make sure your outfit doesn't
look like you picked it up at a Halloween clearance sale in November. Here are a few looks that didn't make the grade.
1. I'm not sure if this is a
dress, or if she's been TP'd. Either way, I'm just afraid that when she starts to twirl on the dance floor that dress is going to unravel like a mummy.
2. Whether you're Team
Edward or Team Jacob, it might be best to leave your obsession with "Twilight"
at home on prom night. Plus, no guy wants to stare at another dude's face on
his date's clothes. At least that's what someone told me about my George Clooney
5. I just know she's
thinking, "I'm going to strangle him as soon as they take this picture." Girls,
just remember that even though you spend days finding the perfect, classy
little black dress, your date might still show up with a shih tzu on his head.
7. Actually, I give this couple points for gumption and creativity. Plus, it looks like they're having a helluva lot of fun, and isn't that what prom's all about? I'm switching them over to my "What To Wear To Prom" list immediately.
9. I guess Jaden Smith gets
points for originality, but I'm betting the other kids at the prom aren't too
happy about getting their big night hijacked by the Fresh Prince's son. Even his date is probably thinking, "Dude, couldn't you just wear a suit from Ross like everyone else?"