Ban on Skimpy Prom Dresses Won't Keep Your Daughter a Virgin

skimpy prom dressBANNED!Sometimes I think high school administrators spend far too much time contemplating the skimpiness of female students' attire. Case in point: The current prom dress guideline trend, ostensibly designed to ensure that no girls show up at the formal looking like -- well, like a word Rush Limbaugh would use. Among the "banned" gowns at most schools are those with super-low backs, cut-outs, and/or low, low, low, low, low necklines.

She hit the flo'/She hit the flo'/Next thing you know/Shawty got low, low, low, low, low

In case you're wondering, I'm not referencing a hip-hop anthem from five years ago arbitrarily. That song ("Low" by Flo Rida) has everything to do with proms and skimpy dresses and why banning them is pointless.


See, reporters get all kinds of assignments, and over the past few years, several of mine have involved prom fashion. These required actually attending several proms.

That song, "Low," gets played at EVERY PROM and probably will continue to get played at EVERY PROM for the next 10 years. Why?

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Because the kids go crazy for it! Meaning Shawties get low, low, low, low, low in their formalwear, to the point where all you can do is look away and hope those girls are on the pill.

I'm not exaggerating.

Here's the thing -- it's not only the girls in the skimpiest dresses who dance this way. I'm pretty sure it wouldn't matter if they were wearing sweatpants, honestly. News flash: Teenagers are obsessed with sex. End of story.

So while I don't think a ban on sexy dresses is going to do anybody any harm, do I think it's going to actually curb inappropriate behavior? COME ON, high school administrators!

At least they can say they made an effort, I guess. Otherwise, what a waste of time.

Do you think prom dress guidelines will actually change the way teens act on prom night?


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