Personally, I don't like them! I think I will be looking at my prom pictures 20 years from now and think "wow what was I wearing?!"...I mean, they are just so 70's! Therefore, I am mad that they are the "in" thing for my prom.
Ew animal prints and wild patterns on prom dresses? I definitely agree with you, that's so gay. :P Don't wear it if you don't like it, I don't fall for that "in" stuff, it just makes me feel like a follower. Wear according to your comfort and fashion-sense! :)
Ha, I think you've got the right idea. Keep it simple. You want a dress that makes people say, "Wow what a beautiful girl!" -not- "what a stylish dress!" Classic beauty is timeless but styles fade in and out. .
Twenty years from now, you won't be looking back at your prom pictures, unless you did wear that animal print prom dress. You will have something to laugh at. Other wise, it is pointless (oh, unless you get pregnant and that is the only picture of the father you have).
I agree 100%. Not only that they're going to be super dated in your pictures but I think they're already tacky as is. On anything else animal prints are okay. But a formal event like prom? No thank you.