Prom doesn’t always live up to all of the hype.
“Plunging necklines, cut-outs on the fronts or sides of dresses and inappropriate slit lengths,” said Amy Deslattes, Assistant Principal at Lafayette High.
It can even be a complete and total let down. Just as it was for one Lafayette High Student.
“They were asked to step outside and told they would not be allowed to enter until they had corrected their dress in some way,” said Deslattes.
Most girls corrected the issue and went on to dance the night away.
“Students who had cut-outs on the side, they actually had ribbons tacked over the cut-outs,” said Deslattes.
For one particular student, who wishes to not be named, It wasn’t that simple.
“If there was a question or one of us was unsure, we immediately consulted the other,” said Deslattes.
The girls mother considers their family to be rule followers. When her daughter was stopped, questioned and ultimately asked to leave over the dress she approved, she was blindsided and sad for her daughter.
“Any students who felt that they were unsure if their dress fit the guidelines could send us pictures via email,” said Deslattes.
From phone calls and posts to their Facebook and their website, the school made it clear that these violations would not be taken lightly.