When I was studying abroad in Italy, I frequently tutored local high school students with their English. They often times just wanted to practice their conversation skills so I would just sit and chat with them. The girls always had tons of questions about what American high school was really like. They watch all the American movies and tv shows and had this idealistic, unrealistic idea of American high school. They asked me about Friday night football games, lockers, and the most talked about subject?
One group of girls told me it was their dream to attend an American prom. They asked me if people really took limos and had the most magical night of their lives. It was hard not to giggle because while prom is often times fun, it's typically far from the best night of your life. When I was in high school, I felt like there was always inevitable drama surrounding who was going in what group, who would ask who, more importantly how they were going to ask (will it be insta worthy?!), what time we should take pictures, where we should take pictures, and where we would eat dinner. SO MUCH TO ORGANIZE.
Either way, Prom is a fun night and my favorite part was always getting dressed up. I typically always go with a short dress because standing at only 5'1 I feel like I get swallowed up in a long dress. Here were my favorite short dresses I found!
I personally feel as though you should wear whatever you are most comfortable in. My senior year I couldn't find any dresses that I really loved so instead I went with a Lilly dress that I knew I would be able to reuse for other special events down the line. I was comfortable in it and it felt very me.
So many options! If you're hesitant about buying a dress ,I highly suggest renting a dress from Rent the Runway! They have so many options and it's so much more affordable than buying a whole new dress. You can also rent accessories from them if you choose!
If you're in college, I did a post last week about sorority/ fraternity dresses. At my school at least I feel like our formals are slightly less casual than prom. My formal is this Saturday (hint hint: the dress I'll be wearing was included in this roundup) and then Emory's formal in Charleston is the following weekend!