Prom dress code sets the tone for the event

Ellie Royalty, Staff Writer – Saturday, April 22, Lecanto High School [LHS] will hold Prom at Black Diamond Ranch Club House from 8 p.m. to midnight. Many students are buying or have already bought their outfits for this event.

Lydia Royalty tries on a dress for Prom in April. (Photo: Lee)

Lydia Royalty tries on a dress for Prom in April. (Photo: Lee)

Dress code is an important issue that gets brought up frequently. For girls, strapless and spaghetti straps are okay, but no mesh or see-through inserts in the midriff. Low cuts are not allowed and the back of the dress can not go below the waist. The front and back of the dress may not be too low-cut or revealing.

“This dress code adds to the grandeur of the event,” dean of students Robbie Thompson said. “Prom is special compared to other dances.”

Students are excited for the event, and have already gone shopping. The dresses must be formal, and floor length.

“I found my dress this weekend and couldn’t be happier. It’s my senior year so I really wanted it to be special,” said senior Lydia Royalty.

The guys are also shopping for their apparel, and are looking forward to the dance. Tuxedos or suits with jackets are their dress code, and ties are required with both. No jeans of any kind are acceptable, and shoes must be dance appropriate. No flip-flops and athletic shoes will be allowed.

Morning show teacher Lance Baker from LHS said, “Students need to learn to comply to the dress code, because they will have to adhere to it when in the work place.”

Many teachers describe the prom dress code as what’s expected of students.

Thompson also said, “There still has to be a standard rule in what acceptable; it’s a school function.”