Can someone give me some prom advice? Should I go or not?

Prom is on the 20th of June.

I don't know if I should go or not. In one mind I'm thinking: "Yes, because it'll be the last time we get to hang out properly as a group, because next year we'll all be busy with A-levels and looking for universities and I'm leaving this school, so it'd be a nice way to finally say goodbye because I will miss the place believe it or not :P"

But then part of me thinking no because social events aren't really my thing.

Plus I don't even have a dress, I've looked at dresses and they're all SO EXPENSIVE plus I'm not really used to making myself look pretty like that. I don't even know what type of dress to buy, I can't even think of a good way to do my hair, I've got 2 styles which I've been doing my whole life, ponytail, and half-up half-down. And I don't even know if I should wear makeup because it's a special occasion.

I hate the way I sound in this post, like a whiny teenage girl in the highschool movies, I sound bratty I know, but I just really need advice because this is all new and scary to me!!

Can someone give me some prom advice? Should I go or not?
Can someone give me some prom advice? Should I go or not?

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  • I think you should go.

    Just so in the future you don't regret it and wonder what the experience was like. And like you said, it's a good chance to hang out with your friends and possibly make some fun memories.

    Are there any thrift stores near you? There's one near me that sells really pretty prom/homecoming dresses for 50 and less. If there are any near you, I'd definitely check there first. If not, maybe Amazon/other online retailers would have some less expensive options. Hair-wise, half-up-half-down is always a cute look, especially if you add in some waves/curls to it (if you don't own a curling iron, there are tutorials for overnight heatless curls on youtube) or down with the front braided back in a dutch braid as pictured below. Really easy but cute. As for makeup, that's entirely up to you whether you want to wear it or not.

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  • I'd say go, it's an experience you won't have the opportunity to have again.
    Your dress doesn't have to be expensive either, you can look pretty in a simple dress matched with a few accessories. It's not a Gala where you have to wear a gown or something like that.
    Make sure you are comfortable. If you feel better without make up then you can just put on some lip gloss and that's perfectly fine.
    If you want make up but don't know how you can always ask someone to show you. Your mom or a friend...
    Sometimes there's more beauty in simplicity 😉

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  • I think you should go, but don't have to force yourself to go but rather embrace and make it about your friends and yourself. Get together with them before the event and do your make up together, go dress shopping together, and if you got a couple guy friends get them to be you and your girlfriends escorts. And if money is tight take your friends thrift shoping and buy some cool vintage dresses for 30 bucks and call it a day. No one will care as long as you guys are having fun and enjoying your time together.

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  • I didn't go to the prom. My life has been an unmitigated disaster the next 16 years - but I don't think it was related to not going to the prom.

    Hopefully you find this advice helpful...

    Also, do you have a date? Did some heartthrob Bieber-esque teen guy ask you out to the prom in a fumbling awkward teenage male way? Like they do in the movies?

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    • 10 d ago

      No, me and my friends want to go as a rejected forever alone squad :P

    • 10 d ago

      Well, if you don't go, then the boy you secretly have a crush on might not get his last opportunity to ask you out.

    • 10 d ago

      I don't have a crush on anyone, I just wanna go because me and my friends are leaving school now :)

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  • Although some have mentioned it being super expensive, I had to agree with one of them saying to just hang with your friends, you don't have to be at the prom to do that <3 When I went to prom, I was very disappointed in that it was just full of teenagers barely even dancing and having rubbish snacks and the most exciting thing that happened that day was when I picked up one of my mates princess style because he said he wanted a funny picture for the event :p

    I won't say don't go though, it is a event where people dress up to look their best and I won't lie I felt amazing in my suit and I am sure many of the girls felt great in their dresses. So if you want a day where it is essentially just for you to dress up to look your best, it is good, if you expect it to be like in the movies, it will be disappointing :)

    But I did search a few dresses and while each dress depends on the wearer and their tastes, I feel like Chiffon dresses are great, colour wise I thought violet looked nice but you will have to tell me what you think ^_^

    Can someone give me some prom advice? Should I go or not?

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  • Yes! Go! You don't need a super expensive dress, you can get them from all kinds of re-sale places for reasonable prices or you can ask a friend or family member to borrow one of theirs (no one needs to know it was borrowed). Also you are so naturally pretty! You wouldn't need to do much and I bet your friends or family would help. I had a friend go to a cosmetology school and let the students get practice and do her hair and makeup and she looked so pretty. You should definitely go though!

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  • If your friends are going to be there , go and have a good time. This souds really fun and a good occasion to make new memories ;)

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  • Simple answer. NO.
    It is a waste of money and time. Having fun doesn’t require that much money.

    If you want a group hang—then do it. Take the time out of your day to facilitate one. It’s not that hard.

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    • 10 d ago

      This woman speaks the truth.
      You might be looking forward to it as friends getting together, but a lot of other girls will be looking at it as a chance to get together with their DATES. They aren't going to have a lot of time to hang out, and they probably won't be going home all at the same time if you know what I mean.
      If you want to see them one more time before graduating, I recommend you take control and schedule something yourself.

  • You should go with your friends!

    Instead of buying a dress, can you find a place that rent a dress instead? You can be makeup free if you want or wear just minimal makeup, like bb cream and lipgloss. As for hair, go for style that complement your dress and accessories if you plan to wear any.

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  • Hey it's oukey to be indecisive don't worry.
    Well I think you should go. If anything goes south just leave. If not stay and have fun!
    If anything else it will be an experience for you. You will see if you like and fit those social events or not. And learn to deal better with them.

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  • Definitely go
    I had 2 "proms" and both were awful but great looking back at it now, if I could go back, I would go again
    Don't worry too much about the dress and stuff, just get something nice where you feel comfortable in and enjoy it

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  • I didn't go to either of my proms. Things like that aren't nearly as special in real life as they are in the movies and such. Social events aren't really my thing either, and that wasn't magically going to change at a prom, so I stayed home and saved my money. That's my advice to you.

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  • My prom was absolutely shit and a waste of time. Glad I didn't pay to go like some did, and I got a dress at a charity shop ((brand new with tags) in a charity shop.

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  • I think you should go. Better to regret something you have done than something you haven’t.

    Just wear& look what you’re comfortable with. If you want to glam up, do it! A simple make-up look will be doable, trust me. And there are many hair tutorials out there, too. For dresses, you can find them more cheap, just google “cheap prom dress”.

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  • You are absolutely fine and be yourself if u go to prom be urself n if u don't go then also be urself... listen to ur heart n brain n then decide don't let only one to decide u r fine there is no rules to be that like this like n u no need to care society perception because it never help u when u need.. U only should help itself so be clear

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  • I think you should go, make yourself pretty and enjoy the night with your friends you might not see some of them again... treat it as some kind of farewell

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  • I didn't attend mine. Dont like dresses and barely like people. But hopefully you have fun and go. 👍😇

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  • Go. get your hair and make-up done. Have your friends help you choose a dress.

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  • Go. You might actually have fun.
    I went but didn't have fun. That's just my experience though.

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  • Don't go. It's no fun unless you have a boyfriend or a crush to dance with.

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    • 10 d ago

      I mean none of us have crushes or boyfriends really. There are guys in our group but we're not interested in each other in THAT way.

      My friends were planning to go as the "forever alone squad" xD

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    • 10 d ago

      Ahhh I cringe at dancing like that...

    • 10 d ago

      Oh okay

  • i'm neutral. if you want to go you should, but i didn't think it was anything special.

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  • Do you think you'll regret not going? If so then go. If not then don't. I didn't go to mine and I didn't regret it.

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  • Don't miss it! Life has it's cycles. High School & it's done & gone, the whole young adult thing can have many paths but they eventual change & are gone, friends come & go. The point is, you may be concerned about the cost & unsure how to present yourself but your priority should be to make a memory. Memories are priceless.

    As for getting fixed up for your event, my opinion is to look beautiful because the opportunity to do so are few. It will make you feel good to look nice for a change. But of course if you go with friends you should complement each other. None of you should outshine the other. But more importantly, don't fret about the preparations. You should enjoy everything leading up to & that evening.

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  • Go honey as you can... you never get that chance agsin. If you honestly go and the vibs are not there quitely leave

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  • Go, I think it will be a good memory especially when your friends are nice and free of dramas

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  • If you have close friends or a date then I say you should go with them otherwise it is up to you if you want to know or not

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  • I thought prom was for seniors only. Plus it is really expensive I only went once because the location was a aquarium.

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  • Yes, dont dance drunk, or a guy will take advantage of you

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  • If you have someone to go with, then go. Otherwise, skip it.

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  • How do you feel about prom honestly?

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    • 10 d ago

      Yeah, if you feel inspire to attend your prom than go on and go to prom. It is only natural.

  • Definitely you should go Its a. memory to keep!

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  • Bring some weed

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