Gowns Dress Code

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NO HEMLINES WILL BE ALTERED AT PROM
Permitted
  • Modest, God-honoring attire
  • Long gowns encouraged, but not required
  • Short dresses must be at the top of the knee (Due to time constraints, prom volunteers will not add fabric to short dresses)
  • Slits in long gowns no higher than the top of the knee
  • Strapless gowns - refer to the above "Dress Code Made Simple" (it is your responsibility to ensure your gown stays in place throughout the evening)
  • Dress back no lower than natural waistline (smallest part of your torso) 
  • Midriff covered by non-see-through fabric in front and sides (no cutouts)
  • Two piece dresses may be worn if the top covers the skirt by at least 6 inches - if the top and skirt simply "meet in the middle" it does not meet dress code and must be sewn together
  • Undergarments present but not visible
  • Dressy shoes, dressy sandals, or dress boots
  • You may bring nice, comfortable shoes to change into after dinner for dancing
Not Permitted
  • Plunging necklines - See "Dress Code Made Simple"
  • Any cutouts in the front or sides of the dress (*see additional information/clarification below)
  • Back of dress lower than the natural waistline 
  • You must be fully covered from about your underarm to the top of your knees (see-through fabric is not acceptable) - See "Dress Code Made Simple"
  • Farm Boots
  • Flip-flops
  • Offensive tattoos
No Hemlines Will Be Altered at Prom

Due to time and space constraints, no hemlines will be altered at prom. If your dress is too short, you will not be able to enter prom until you are within dress code, and our seamstresses will be unable to help you.

Dancing Without Shoes

Dance barefoot at your own risk. If you choose to do so, you should make note of the location of the First Aid room.

ACTION Team Advice

Because we have a very active event with lots of dancing, lots of games, and lots of fun, our student ACTION Team advises that all first time prom attendees need to realize that you will want to be comfortable instead of having to adjust your clothing all evening (check out all their dress code suggestions). You may also want to consider selecting an outfit that is not too tight or constraining. We want you to be beautiful, as well as comfortable, while having the time of your life!

Dress Checks All Night

Please be aware that we have more than one dress check throughout the evening. Our Red Carpet team, as well as other chaperones, will be looking for dress code violations all night. You may be asked to follow a team member to the seamstress area for adjustments to your attire.

In the Unlikely Event...

If a member of the Red Carpet Team asks you to step out of the check-in line, they will explain their concerns to you. It is possible that you will be pulled from the line and after closer consideration, no fix will actually be necessary. If a fix is required, and you want to stay at prom, you have three options:

  1. Change into something that complies with our dress code.
  2. Fix your own ensemble to meet the dress code.
  3. Allow our volunteer moms to add a panel or other appropriate quick fix. However, our seamstresses will be unable to alter hemlines.

We do not want to turn anyone away due to a dress code violation. However, we reserve the right to do so and we will. Please send questions to our Red Carpet Team.

*Additional Information/Clarification - Sides of Dress

Our Red Carpet Team has the ability to make exceptions if everything on your body is appropriately covered. One of our biggest issues is under the arm. We are looking for coverage first, then we can make an exception where the “see through” material begins or where the dress starts descending down the side of the body towards the back. The Dress Code states that the sides of the gown must extend under your arms when your arms are at your sides. Please understand that we are looking for coverage, therefore, we may be able to allow a halfway point under your arm, if everything is appropriately covered.

Please do not bring your own fabric or other additions as the volunteers will only be able to use the fabric supplied by prom. If you think your dress will require a fix, please fix it before you arrive.