Tis’ prom season. The highly anticipated prom dress is the center of attention. What teenage girl doesn’t want a “night to remember” prom dress, and to look her absolute best? But at what cost?
I’m just going to be bold and put it out there. I love modest clothes. I haven’t always, but with a sanctified, renewed and transformed mind, I embrace modest fashion. But one of my pet peeves with (some) modest fashion is that somewhere along the way, some designers make modest clothes less aesthetically appealing than skimpy-wear. Downright dowdy and ugly.
If you checked out Plum-tastic Prom Dress, that collection took a long time to create because finding a prom dress that covers enough and is beautiful was hard to come by. Thank you to the designer of the dress featured in the Plum-tastic Prom Dress Collection.
It’s easy to dress skimpy, and scandalous fashion is in abundance. Less fabric used equals cost effectiveness on the design end. Skimpy-wear is booming business.
The fashion industry, if you are not careful, will desensitize young girls (and women). What do you see in the stores? Pieces of clothes. Like really, is that ALL of the shirt? What do you see on the cover and in magazines? Half-naked women. So why not during prom season? Prom retailers say things like “dress to impress” or “be seductive” in “sexy” and sleek evening gowns in product descriptions—and the target market is teenage girls. Think about it. It’s sensationalized immodesty.
Since we, as girls, are trained to be naked and half-naked from an early age, prom is just the icing on the cake. It’s the norm, remember. And something must be wrong with you if you don’t want to show more skin (so says the fashion industry).
Girls, if you want to be different and unique, go against the fashion grain. Don’t show everything.
Just say no to excessive cleavage, thigh-high splits, super short skirts, and exposed backs and midriffs. You’re beautiful without showing all of your body.
By the way, no, you don’t have to be in a turtle neck. No, your prom dress doesn’t have to touch your toes. But you can walk with dignity and not be over-exposed. (Hey, that rhymes!)
Remember to go for glamorous for prom, not shocking. Skimpy in no way, shape or form says glamour.
Note to Designers
Can you bring the hem line down a little and raise the neckline just a tiny bit? But keep it cute. No need to add a plethera of flowers and snatch off all the jewels and beads. Modest girls like cute, too—even for prom dresses.
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