How To: Prom Edition

By Leah Chavez and Gracie Hawkinson

It’s prom season, Salisbury. We are going to let you know the ins and outs of prom for this year anywhere from the dress page to where are the best places to take pictures. Let’s start out with dresses. When you find your perfect dress you don’t want somebody else to get the exact same dress as you, so to resolve this conflict, a dress page was made for this year for girls to send in their dresses. @2019shsprom. This year looking at the prom page, we made some assumptions about what the trends were, based on the similarities in the dresses. The trends that we noticed were off the shoulder, v necks, halter necks, slits, red, and black colored dresses. Speaking of dresses, they can be super expensive and it might be out of your budget, or you just don’t want to spend all that money if you’re an underclassman and you’re waiting until for senior prom. Our school has a “Cinderella’s Closet” run by Ms. Legath. We asked Ms. Legath a couple of questions to get some more information about this.

What is Cinderella’s Closet and why did it start?

Cinderella’s Closet is a “closet” filled with gowns and suits of different colors, styles, and lengths. This was created for students who are having financial problems or just don’t want to spend the money on a suit or gown.

When did this start?

About 3-4 years ago.

How do you receive the items and can you donate items?

For the suits, C.E. Roth donated some suits, and people will either drop them off in the main office, teachers bring in their kids gowns or tuxedos from past years, or other schools heard about it and wanted to help out.

Is it only dresses and suits?

No there is accessories, shoes, and ties.

How does it make you feel that you can help someone out?

One of the best things is seeing them see themselves for the first time dressed up and seeing how amazing they look, and their self-esteem boost is one of the best parts.

For prom, everyone wants to look their best and the saying “beauty is pain” does come true this night, and it is the shoes. Anyone who is planning on wearing heels, a life-saving hack is to try on your shoes in the store and if they are uncomfortable in the store, then they will be uncomfortable prom night. Another life hack for heels, or tight dress shoes, is to wear thick socks and put on your shoes and to blow dry your shoes. Yes, it does seem very weird but this will cause the shoe to stretch and expand to your feet. If you want to spice up your prom look, then adding in some accessories could make a difference. Whether that is getting a statement necklace, cute clutch, or sparkly earrings, it can pull your whole look together. Finally, you’re going to want to remember the night, and what a better way to have the memories than to take lots of pictures. Taking cute candids during prom is good but,  if you want a big group picture or a nice photo with your date, the location is the most important part to set the scene. The two best places near us without driving all over the state is the Rose Garden and Lehigh Parkway. Lehigh Parkway has some very pretty scenic views and the Rose Garden has statues and stonework. Even if the roses don’t bloom in time, the views are very pretty. We hope that our tips could help you out, and that you have a great and safe prom night.