“This prom dress is so skimpy, even the designer’s CEO wouldn’t let his teenage daughter wear it. But the dangerously revealing gown, prominently advertised in Seventeen Prom, YM Prom and Teen Prom, and on sale in a Midtown shop, is a top seller for the company this season.
“‘I was shocked when I first saw it, but now it’s one of our top 20 dresses nationwide,’ says Nick Yeh, the CEO of Xcite, the Stafford, Texas, company that designed the dress and some 200 other styles this season.”
The dress, by the way, costs a mean $495.
As Michelle writes:
“The answer to this excess is not more government regulation, but more parental regulation. I’m disgusted when I see a pre-teen with her butt crack hanging out of her low-riders at the store. But I’m even more disgusted when I see her mom with her butt crack hanging out of a matching pair of low-riders. Grow up already and stop shopping at Forever 21!”
And here’s a word from Kimberly Swygert of the education establishment-defying Number 2 Pencil:
“What’s so very sad is that this sends a message to teenage girls, and that is: This is what is sexy, desirable, classy, and ‘grown-up.’ Unfortunately, some of them will have parents clueless enough to second that notion. When a prom dress advertisement has to use a model over 18 years of age – otherwise, the photographer would be skirting the edge of child pornography laws – something is very, very wrong.”
My question is: Where do you pin the corsage?