Many high school juniors and seniors have been hitting the tanning beds, perusing fashion magazines and dreaming about the "perfect" prom night for weeks, even months.
To young women, the most important part is finding that elegant dress that will get everyone's eyes on them as they enter a room. Many of these dresses feature spaghetti straps, low backs, and cropped tops. However, some parents and principals have objected, saying school dress codes ought to be in effect at any school- sponsored activity.
The majority of high schools don't have a specific dress code for dances, besides saying that the fashion should be "appropriate." Cyprus High, for example, is under the Granite District code which says that dresses must be modest, clean, and safe. Most styles of dresses are allowed at schools such as Taylorsville, Cottonwood, Granite, and Kearns -- although Kearns administrators say the top can't be cut too low and the skirt can't be too short.
It doesn't really matter what religion you belong to, or what school you attend, people have their own ideas of what is appropriate for a dance. So, with the special night drawing near, we asked teens about their feelings on dress codes. The responses were about as attention-grabbing as the females want their dresses to be.
"I think there should be a dress code for school dances, because you don't want people to look all bad. I think that girls should wear pretty, modest dresses. I don't think they should allow things like tube tops."