Is a guideline needed for students on how to dress for a prom? I was listening to a show the other day that stated that if student was not properly dress when they arrived at the prom they would not be allow in. Is this not going to far? Boys Formal Dress: Formal prom attire is a tuxedo or dress suit, including a tie, bow tie, a turtle neck, a shirt, which may include a vest or cummerbund. Shirts are to be worn at all times. Dress shoes must be worn while in any public building. Tennis shoes and athletic shoes are unacceptable.
Girls' Dress: Dresses may be strapless or include spaghetti straps. Bare or open backs are acceptable. However, bare abdomens or bare midriffs are not permitted. Foot apparel must be worn at all times. Undergarments should not be visible. See-through apparel and dresses with slits that are above the mid-thigh are not permitted. Garments that are tight or low-cut are also unacceptable.
Arrival: Students must arrive for Prom Night by 7:20 PM. Students who arrive after this time will not be permitted to attend the Prom without prior administrative approval.
Music: Music selection being played must be appropriate for a high school event. Any music that implies promiscuous sexual activity, racial comments, or contains explicit lyrics including, but not limited to, extreme violence and language that is foul or profane will not be permitted. I ask this because if these are seniors they are headed into the world and we think that they don't know how to dress for an occasion.
What do you think? Should there be a dress code?