before reading you might want to get a popcorn bowl and sit back, because today I’m going to talk extensively about Prom.
I’ve gathered some information on the web about this tradition born in the USA in the early 1900s and now spread pretty much all over the world, with different names and habits (have your say!).
Starting as a simple tea dance where high school seniors wore their Sunday best, in the Fifties Prom evolved into an annual class banquet where students wore party clothes and danced afterwards, becoming more and more extravagant and elaborate over the years. The locations of the balls gradually moved from high school gyms to hotel ballrooms and country clubs. Competition blossomed, as teens strove to have the best dress, the best mode of transportation, and the best looking date. Competition for the prom court also intensified, as the designation of “prom queen” became an important distinction of popularity.
My American readers feel free to correct any imprecision.
As far as Italy is concerned, I read on Wikipedia that a similar event called “100 giorni” takes place 100 days before the end of Senior year, but honestly it’s the first time I hear about it 🙂
I know about events called “Debutante Balls” where 18 years old girls celebrate their debute in society taking part to a formal ball where they are chaperoned by cadets of the Military Academy. But this is another story altogether.
The truth is I would have loved to dress up and go to prom in my eighteens, like the pretty girls I saw in American movies.
I can’t put the clock back, but what I can do is help you choose the perfect outfit to look at your best! I’ve been invited by Victoria’s Dress (http://www.victoriasdress.co.uk/) to browse through their wide array of Unique and Cheap Prom dresses and this is what I have selected for 2014 Prom Season: feel free to get in touch for personalised tips 🙂