Although the fashions have certainly changed since I was in high school, I don't think that desire to look amazing has changed. My mom and I would go to at least a dozen stores before we found a prom dress that we both liked. Of course it had to be conservative enough to please my mom, and bold enough (in color) to meet with my approval. I loved the bold reds and blues.
Back when I was in school the fashion was a-line dresses with spaghetti straps in solid colors. Now a days anything goes. The dresses with cutouts and floral prints seem to be all the rage, but then there are stunning elegant dresses.
I realize I sound like an 80 year old woman now, but I'm only 30, but I can already see how the fashions are moving with the time. Sometimes more skin doesn't mean sexier. I've seen lace covered sleeved dresses that are so much more sexy than a mini dress with a small amount of fabric.
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