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What should a teacher wear to prom?
I have the school prom in a month's time and want to get a cocktail dress for it, but all the ones I find are rather short or a little too plunging. I don't know where to start.
I was forced into going to the leavers' disco (sorry, can't bring myself to call it the prom) and wore a nice, black, calf-length dress.
I went to a hunt ball a few years ago and there was a group of women all in pastel-coloured, taffeta gowns like remnants of the 1980s. They bobbed around the dance floor looking like animated cupcakes.
Just try to imagine what the girls will wear and wear something completely different. You are not a teenager. Get drunk by all means but DO NOT DANCE.
I danced last year with the deputy head. I was wearing a stunning strapless, fishtail gown in jade green sequins (a bit of a Jessica Rabbit dress) and by the look of the photos he was either terrified I was going to pop out of the top or rather hoping that I would.
If I can't fake bubonic plague on the night, it'll be a full-length purple velvet number I've had for 12 years but never worn.
Being a bloke (and a miserable old git to boot), a cocktail dress - whether short or plunging - is out of the question. Last year, however, I did swear blind that I would turn up in a gold lurex catsuit and thus managed to be excused attendance.
I shall not be going. It's difficult to avoid being truthful about how the girls look. The boys just look either screamingly camp or hideously uncomfortable.
Go as Lady Godiva.
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