As a senior in high school, the 'it thing' right now is prom. People are frantic over who they are going to prom with, what they are going to wear, which group they are going to be with, and many more stressful factors that completely control a girls life.
Every day I am faced with these topics, not only because I am one of them, but because I work at a dress store, that is the haven for teenage girls. The thing though, that baffles me is how much girls care about what other girls think.
For instance, I found the perfect dress for myself about several months ago, and instead of getting it then like my guts told me, I decided to show my "friend" to see what she thought. My friend, more like an associate, told me she didnt like it. And so, I didnt get the dress then. It is now that I realize that my friend doesnt know shit about fashion. I have also realized at my work that most of these girls "friends" will convince them not to get something, and at looking at what they say, they also have no fashion sense. But I digress.
The big thing that really annoys me is that because girls care so much about what other people think, most of them would never wear a dress that actually made a statement. They dont want to be different. They just want to wear the same run of the mill dress, and fit in with the crowd. Argh...I wish girls could just take risks and wear things that can actually stand out. I cant stand the girls that just want to look like everyone else.
My prom advice for any girl would be to wear something that is not only representative of your personality, but wear somthing that can be remembered. Prom is the night to wear whatever the hell you want, whether it be hoochy or even gauty. Just have fun...and dont give a damn what others think.
BTW- I totally got that dress that this friend of mine didnt like. To me its totally hot, i look great in it, and i love it. I do though, want to know what other people with actual taste think about this dress. I dont have a picture of me in the dress, but i am going to do a twist on old hollywood, and wear pink gloves with a jeweled bracelet over it, classic hair do but still glamerous, and my date will wear all black, and a pink tie.