Prom Gowns For Her
For high school juniors and seniors all around the country, prom is the most anticipated social event of the year, and it is also the biggest shopping season of the year.
The typical teen, experts say, could spend in excess of $1,000 for the prom ticket, limo rental, photos, corsage, spectacular one-of-a-kind dress and matching garter belt, tuxedo rental (or purchase) personal grooming and, of course, the after-prom celebration which typically caps off the evening.
In some circles, the planning for prom goes into effect an entire year before the event, and for many Sisters, the planning is all about the dress.
Some silver-spoon teens commission their favorite dressmaker to duplicate a sensational gown that they've seen on the award shows; others work summer or after-school jobs to purchase a very expensive designer gown and still others--typically the honor students--just flash those all-A report cards and their parents or grandparents will foot the bill.
But before they stitch or buy anything, they need to know the rules, warns Linda Spight, principal of the Mumford High School in Detroit.