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Prom Pet Peeves

Prom season is upon us, and like most things, there are lots of pet peeves related to all things Prom.

Our intern, Kaitlyn Decker, went to hers last week, and she spilled her guts about her biggest annoyances about high school’s biggest night.





Kaitlyn said she spent about $500, but knows plenty of girls who spent upwards of $1000 between the dress, shoes, hair, nails…and the tickets to the event (which can cost more than $60 a person!)

‘There’s priorities. It’s just Prom. I need to spend that type of money on books, and supplies, and stuff for the future. That much money just seems a little excessive.’


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After-school rush



Obviously, learning is more important than partying, but let’s be honest, nobody is focused on schoolwork on Prom day. Kaitlyn said a lot of schools hold a full-day, leaving Prom-goers to rush around after school to get ready, and it’s just not enough time.

‘It was super stressful. It might make you more frazzled than excited.’


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Janette Pellegrini, Getty Images


Bad DJs



Anyone who’s been to a wedding with a bad DJ knows how important that aspect of a big event can be.

‘If you have a crappy DJ, it ruins the entire event. You need stuff you can dance to. Too much dubstep is bad.’


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Alberto E. Rodriguez, Getty Images


Ridiculously high heels



This peeve will likely last way past high school…

‘What’s the point of buying 7-inch heels if you’re just gonna take them off in the first 5 minutes??’



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kzenon, Thinkstock


White prom dresses



She’s perfectly honest here:

‘That’s for a wedding. That is not for Prom.’


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Made2Envy, Amazon


Cut-out dresses



I’m not a big fan of this look on non-celebs either…and even then it’s questionable.

‘It’s a Prom dress. It’s a formal occasion. Some cut-outs work, some cut-outs don’t. You don’t have to be slutty.’


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Grinding on the dancefloor



Ah, yes. If there’s one thing you’ll always see at a school dance, it’s awkward dancing…

‘Can we be a little more PG? You’re in a formal occasion dress, in front of your principal and your teachers chaperoning, can you just dance nicely for five minutes?’


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