Prom is about more than corsages and boutonnieres, promposals and after-parties. It's an event that teens are claiming as a way not only to have fun with friends but to also express their creativity and their identities.
Learn about the first gay and lesbian teen couples to insist on the legal right to bring their dates to prom. Discover how modern prom fashions are pushing the boundaries of what guys and girls can wear to the big night out. You'll also get tips from high school graduates about dealing with prom pressures—and how to protect your physical and emotional health while you celebrate.
Table of Contents
Introduction: A Prom Story 4
Chapter 1 As Times Go by Proms of the Past 6
Chapter 2 Modern Times: Proms From the Millennium to the Present 22
Chapter 3 The Dress, the Tux: Clothes Tell a story 35
Chapter 4 Making a Difference: Proms with Heart and Soul 45
Chapter 5 Twenty-Somethings: Tips for a Fun, Safe Prom 54
Afterword: Creating Your Own Prom 69
Source Notes 70
Selected Bibliography 74
Further Information 74