I bought a prom dress.
Although this doesn’t sound shocking, it is, because I’m me, and I’m the least prom-dressy person you could meet.
My general attire ranges from jeans and a t-shirt to jeans, t-shirt and hoodie. The fact that I BOUGHT A FREAKING DRESS WITH SPARKLES ON is out of this world.
Wanna see what it looks like?! Sure ya do.
This is a pretty big thing for me. I mean, it is for everyone, but at school I wear no makeup and always wear my hair in a simple ponytail. And on non-uniform days it’s the classic jeans-t-shirt combo. My whole year will see me dressed up properly at prom, and that’s super scary.
I’m proud of myself for getting this far, as I actually thought that I wasn’t going to go to prom. However, I’ve now decided just to bite the bullet about the whole wear-a-dress thing, and go. And, I even like the dress!
(I also bought shoes, but they’re too painful to mention. Literally. They hurt my feet.)
Without a doubt, it will be embarrassing and uncomfortable at prom, but I think going will be worth it. I’m not getting my hair or makeup done anywhere because that’s too far for me. I’ll just do it at home with my beauty-pro sister.
It’s not just the dressing up that scares me, it’s what everyone thinks of you. There’s a GROUP CHAT with loads of girls in the year in, and it’s for putting your dress on so no one else buys it. In other words, it’s a territorial ‘DO NOT BUY MY DRESS ON PAIN OF DEATH’ billboard. We may as well go to the shop and URINATE all over our dresses.
I’m not on the chat (I don’t have the social media it’s on) but people have offered to put my dress on it. But I really could not care less if someone wears the same thing. My only fear is that they’d be angry at me.
Everyone takes it way too seriously. I mentioned to a couple of girls in my French class that I’m not gonna get my hair and makeup done professionally, and you could practically TASTE their judgement in the air. Like, really? Who honestly cares?
I understand that prom is a really big exciting thing for some people, and that’s cool, I wish I was as enthusiastic. But people are just way too into it. Just calm down please. Stop judging me. Stop caring so much about this flippant little prom.
Okay, that’s harsh. But that’s honestly how I feel when people won’t shut up about the 12344890 dresses they’re trying to choose between.
The teachers basically encourage this as well. In assembly, the presenting teacher said “and girls, you’ll probably be wearing fake tan”.
Hahahahaha no. Well, not me.
Anyway. That’s a long enough angry rant. In conclusion, I’m proud of myself for getting a dress. Prom is a huge social stress fest but that’s fine. I’ll deal. 🙂