Prom is a formal event for high school students that takes place near the end of senior year… but it’s so much more than that. Prom is also a very important event in a young woman’s life. You might say it’s the most important thing she ever does (besides get married, obviously).
Here’s a true testament to the massive significance of prom: I know everything about it and I didn’t even go*. Prom’s influence is so far-reaching, so pervasive, so unquantifiable that I know pretty much all there is to know about it, thanks to pop culture. Here, I’ve helpfully narrowed down the 10 most important things about prom in one helpful Illustrated Guide. More
Here is the whole story, told in a series of stills. More
Look, we know that you just wanted a quiet night reading Proust at home, but you got seduced into this Prom thing, mostly because of the dresses. Maybe a little bit because Carrie made you believe that it would be the night you’d finally get telekinetic powers. That probably didn’t happen (did it? Come help us build a fire, Jack London scares us more than you ever will). No. And maybe you didn’t ruin prom, either. But you almost certainly encountered one of the following girls. More
It was ten years ago this month that I ruined my own prom: I bought an ugly dress, dipped my head in a bowl of hair gel, threw myself at the wrong guy, and drank too much. Do I have regrets? Uh, yeah. I wish I could send myself crib notes from the future . . . then I would have at least gotten laid. More
One Catholic High School in Pennsylvania won’t allow students to attend prom without a date. Now an awesome single teen is calling them out on their archaic bullshit. More
You know what never goes out of style? Comfort. More
Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal wrote about the fact that high schools are trying to keep their female students from looking like trollops at prom by issuing dress codes. More
In today’s warm fuzzy news, New York Times reporter Corey Kilgannon has a video and story up documenting the “anti-prom,” which was put on at the New York Public Library this year for teens who feel like they don’t fit in at their own school’s more traditional rite of passage. More
“The night has just begun… and so! Has! This young girl’s… career!” More
Karlie Kloss is a teen top model, current Dior and H&M face, and probably the most famous senior at Webster Groves High in Saint Louis, MO. She went to prom last week and wore an orange dress with flats. More … More
You can play even if it’s been years since you’ve been to prom. Here are some options for a special Prom Themed Version of Mansion, Apartment, Shack, House.
An outfit is not made by clothing alone… More
It all begins with the dress. Prom is a wedding, a wedding for high school girls where every girl is a blushing bride, minus the lifetime commitment of monogamy, the cultural pressure to wear demure white, and with a surprisingly higher likelihood of losing one’s virginity. More
I wanted to write this for the girl or guy who was like me in high school with no interest in prom. “Prom season” can cause so much pressure to plan the “perfect evening” for what is, lets face it, a very insignificant night of your life. I wanted to let any girl or guy questioning going to prom know they don’t have to. More