We are in the final stretch of another homecoming season, and while some area high schoolers dress as if they are walking the runway, others wear outfits that are less flattering.
It should be little surprise that homecoming dresses aren’t always the wholesome little party dresses of old.
Most teenage girls naturally want to push the boundaries when it comes to homecoming dresses. It is one of the few times a year that they get glammed up to party with friends.
It is one thing to push the boundaries. It is another to knock them over and stomp on them in a dress so short that it all but shows off ones’ lady business.
Dress cutouts can be tasteful, but as a rule, the whole body shouldn’t be out.
Joli Boutique owner Debbie Teeter knows about the sort of dresses I am referring to.
Teeter says those looks are not the norm, at least not at her shop located at 27 W. Franklin St., Centerville.
“The girls are looking for the pretty special little dress that is not over the edge, if you know what I mean,” she said. “Full little skirt with the touch of bling.”
As evident by some of the dresses I spotted on high-schoolers around the area this weekend, not everyone shops at Joli.
Some of these little ladies would give Julia Roberts a run for her money in “Pretty Woman.”
Several girls wore shoes so high that the sight of them gave me bunions.
“Where are the parents? THE PARENTS,” I retorted, sounding like the fuddy-duddy I have apparently become.
That said, a parent should put his or her foot down and say ‘no’ if their precious lamb wants to wear a homecoming dress that looks ANYTHING like the five following looks:
Female pop stars have long used sexuality to sell records and make points about female sexuality.
Today’s divas seem to be in the middle of a best butt contest.
Woman of the Night Couture
When I say ‘woman of the night’ I am not referring to a fabulous vampire. Don’t let your daughter (or son for that matter) leave the house in anything a Craiglist massage therapist would wear.
Sexy anything trendy
Women spend far too much of their time worrying about what is and what isn’t sexy. Homecoming dresses can be flirty, but mostly they should be fun. Say no to anything that reminds you of a sexy pirate, witch, farmer’s daughter, ballerina…
Robert Palmer Girl Retro Chic
The red lipstick, heavy eye make up, short black dress and slicked black hair is only OK if your daughter is 25 and still a high school senior. Otherwise it’s a little ‘old’ for her.
Video Game Vixen Glamorous
Your daughter should not dress like a ninja warrior, naughty thug or post apocalyptic bounty huntress if she does not plan to study those subjects in college. If so, start investing in crop top shirts, corsets and
What do you think? Are homecoming dresses too sexy?
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