Clara M ('18) and Margot B ('18)
With prom just around the corner, hype about clothing, dates, ticket expenses, and after parties is filling the halls of The Urban School . HIPE is here to break it down for y’all...
We separated stores that have the less expensive clothes to the more pricier ones as shown by the dollar signs.
Rent the Runway
Dolls Kill (if you're feeling freaky ;) )
Have fun dressing up! This is a unique opportunity to show off your fashion knowledge. Your gender identity does not define what you wear - feel free to ask Que Gillach or Ronan Weber about LGBTQ+ questions/concerns.
It is important to remember that dates do not define you, your date, or your relationship with your date. Communication between dates is essential to avoid misunderstandings about expectations and relationships statuses.
Do NOT worry about finding a date. Dates do not need to define your prom experience. In the past, Clara and Margot have gone with friends, with dates, and even with each other. Every experience has been a blast, and don’t be shy to reach out via email or in person about questions!
Consent is ALWAYS necessary before every sexual act (and even during). Never assume that just because you went as a date with someone, a sexual act is expected. Make plans with friends you trust to avoid feeling unsafe or uncomfortable.
Communicate with a date about paying for dates. DO NOT ASSUME that someone will pay for you.
If you feel nervous about paying TALK TO CHARLOTTE!!!!!!!! No one wants money to be a limiting factor on your night.
Breathalyzers are used at every school dance, and will be at prom. DO NOT GET LIT PRE-PROM. HIPE cannot emphasize this enough.
While post-parties are a fun way to wrap up your night, many people enjoy grabbing milkshakes afterwards, watching a movie, and even going home to sleep right after prom (dancing can be exhausting). Post-prom parties are often exclusive to upperclassman so don't expect to be going out to a party as a freshman or even a sophomore.
We hope those tips help you get through a happy, healthy and SAFE prom!