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A prom is a formal event. Formal attire should be worn to formal events. Keeping this in mind the Junior Sponsors have come up with the following guidelines to assist you in your selection of attire. These guidelines are given to you to assist you in selection. They are not meant to be viewed as a commentary on anyone’s body image. Young men have basically worn the same style formal wear for approximately 100 years and therefore require fewer guidelines than young ladies.
Formal Attire for Young Men
Young men are expected to wear formal evening attire that would include a tuxedo or a suit with a tie.
Cowboy hats are not formal attire, therefore, young men are not to wear these to the prom lead out.
Sunglasses are not formal attire and may not be worn during the prom lead out.
Formal Attire for Young Ladies
Claims that a dress was worn at last year’s Prom or at Homecoming will not be discussed. Some girls may wear the same dress, but due to body types (more cleavage, midriff or leg may be revealed in the same dress on two different young ladies), one dress may be acceptable on one young lady while it is not on another young lady. Modesty is admittedly a subjective interpretation, but one which we have a duty to uphold. Students should, therefore, err on the side of modesty and formality. Having been specifically forewarned, we expect nothing less than full cooperation from students and their parents on this issue.
To assist you in your selection of formal attire you must submit a photograph of you in the dress you wish to purchase pinned or clipped to fit you. Your choice will be reviewed by three faculty representatives and either approved or disapproved. The deadline for submission of this photo is February 26, 2018. The photo of you in the approved dress will be placed in a prom attire binder. When you attend prom the fit of your dress should match the picture in the binder.
It is the responsibility of you, the student or guest, to resolve any and all questions concerning any of the terms and conditions listed in this agreement prior to the date of the Prom. If you and/or your guest fail to meet any of the terms or conditions listed in this agreement or written in the Colbert County Student Code of Conduct, you understand that you and/or your guest will be required to leave the prom and that no refund of the ticket price will be issued.
Spaghetti straps or strapless dresses are allowed, as long as they are not low cut. Front necklines shall not be lower than a line formed between the right and left armpit. This guideline governs cleavage and the principal’s/designee’s decision is FINAL. The bodice of the dress must not have any fabric cutouts in the cleavage area.
Two piece dresses are allowed if the space between top and skirt is less than two inches.
If there are cutouts elsewhere, it must be covered by stretchy opaque netting and less than an inch opening. The cut of a dress in the back and sides must not be cut below the navel (below your elbow). No navel is allowed to show.
A dress, skirt, or gown must be no shorter than 3 inches above the knee. Please keep in mind short dresses are not true formal wear, they are semiformal attire. Slits in a dress/skirt may be no higher than three (3) inches above the knee.
ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY NO CHEWING GUM SHOULD BE CHEWED DURING LEAD OUT!!!!