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Prom through the decades

Prom through the decades. Prom through the decades.
MOSELLE, MS (WDAM) -

It's April and that only means one thing, prom. It's that high school dance that's a defining moment in a young teen's life.

Prom has come a long way and has changed over the decades. Each generation seems to have their own idea of the correct attire to wear.

Past trends included ankle length dresses, ruffles, gloves, large full skirts and of course puffed sleeves. Though times have changed and so have the dresses. In today's generation, dresses are flashier, have more sequins and show more skin.

“A lot of the trends this year is more of the illusion neckline, a lot of embellishment like with the mesh beading and two pieces are really in this year,” said Mimi's Bridal consultant Carolee Grissom. “It's a little bit more fun for prom, you're showing a little bit of skin, as where a ball gown is kind of heavy and I think girls just want to have something that they can dance in because that is what prom is about.”

There's certainly been a change in prom dresses. Many schools now even have prom attire guidelines.

“They're in place because you want prom to be classy,” said Laurel High School supervising principal Carl Michael Day. “It is a formal occasion; it is not a dance or club event. If two-piece would indicate the belly button or midriff would show the answer would be no.”

Whatever you choose to wear, just remember to have fun.

“We want them to have a good experience,” said Day. “One they'll remember for the rest of their lives.”

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