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Old 05-22-2016, 07:52 AM
 
Location: The analog world
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Thank you for pointing out that it was the friend who made the fuss on social media, Tex. The misconception was bothering me, too. By the way the friend's prom outfit is also pictured on a variety of websites.
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Old 05-22-2016, 07:54 AM
 
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There is nothing to wonder about, the dress is too revealing for a high school girl let alone for prom.
It does not matter what *others* are wearing because *others* are not part of this controversy.
She is too young and too heavy (not "curvy"), overweight is just that overweight so refer to it as what it is. She is NOT in the *victorian* era, she went against the school dress code voluntarily and the first thing that happened............she cried on social media. So her teenage legacy is going to be whining about a prom dress that was inappropriate but she got her 15 minutes of fame.
How proud of this moment is she going to be at 35 when she is remembered for her breasts being the most memorable part of her prom?

There ya go. Overweight is the issue. Got it. She should have worn a flour sack. I understand now.



Seems pretty clear from your own words that overweght is the issue. That you are overweight yourself doesn't make that any less the case, in fact, it could very well be the reason you do have an issue with a voluptuous and, yes, curvy young lady looking great in a dress that flatters her figure. Being overweight yourself in a culture like ours can lead to weight issues in general.

And it was her friend that "cried on social media", in other words, got the word out about the hypocrisy.
You don't know me and cannot even begin to guess if I have an issue with someone who is overweight, not voluptious or curvy however, whatever you believe MUST be true. Bless you.
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Old 05-22-2016, 07:59 AM
 
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No, high schools with dress codes do not always send out guidelines for prom. The only thing posted about our high school's prom was that it was formal. That's it.
Then I guess there wasn't a dress code for the prom. This girl's school obviously had one.
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Old 05-22-2016, 08:15 AM
 
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Exactly. A neckline that would have covered her boobs would have likely looked frumpy. Who wants to look frumpy when they're an eighteen (or close enough) year old woman? It was an elegant choice that didn't make her look like she'd come straight off the Prairie.
Precisely.

This is wonderful style of gown for someone of this body type. Kudos to her and whoever else had input on the choice.

For those who are not familiar with selecting styles of dress when one has a larger bust, the general rule of thumb is to avoid high necklines or any extra fabric around the area. Of course, this will generally mean that some cleavage will be shown.

Which leads to this:

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It's not inappropriate for a woman to have boobs. That dress was about as demure as a young lady needs to be. Unless they're about to walk through the front gate of the convent.

I thought it rather Adele-esque.
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Old 05-22-2016, 08:51 AM
 
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She looks like she belongs in an old west saloon.
That's it! I couldn't place it - lol. Maybe if it was a different color. Kind of washes her out.
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Old 05-22-2016, 08:55 AM
 
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Also if the straps were on her shoulders and instead of around her upper arms, leaving the cleavage, but covering up the fleshy shoulder parts, it would look better.
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Old 05-22-2016, 08:59 AM
 
Location: The analog world
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Dear God, do any of you realize that this thread has degraded into talking about a teenage's body type and nitpicking her fashion choices? Is it any wonder that so many young women have body issues? Give it a rest. This is disgusting, and I'm ashamed to have participated. I'm done, and let me strongly suggest that the rest of you move on, too.

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Old 05-22-2016, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Cleavage is fine for a grown woman, not a teenager in school.
An 18 year old female graduating senior in high school is a woman, you know. She can sign contracts, buy a house, a car, and get married. The wisdom of making those decisions at that age can be debated, but it is still legal to do so.
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Old 05-22-2016, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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A Classy alternative for her would have been to have a lace cloth covering some of the too revealing cleavage.
She is classy the way she is.

There is no such thing as too revealing cleavage. Breasts are not evil. Breasts are not reproductive organs.

This is not Afghanistan.
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Old 05-22-2016, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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She is classy the way she is.

There is no such thing as too revealing cleavage. Breasts are not evil. Breasts are not reproductive organs.

This is not Afghanistan.
Oh?

Then this dress, being described as not suitable to view at work, is suitable for prom, by your logic:

http://media.vanityfair.com/photos/5...sive-photo.jpg
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