Written by Dalena Bui
Photos by Victoria Odom, Edited by Isabela Supovitz-Aznar
Prom is a highly anticipated time is full of excitement for juniors at SLA. The excitement begins months before, as girls and guys begin looking to buy their suits and dresses. There are so many choices to choose from when picking the perfect prom outfit. Girls dress in many different colors, cuts, and fabric, while boys has to pick suits with accents that match their date’s dress color.
Many girls started prom shopping very late in the game. Some went a month or a week before prom started, for example junior Jamie Murphy who bought her dress a week before prom,
“There wasn’t much a selection left at Davids Bridal since there wasn’t much to choose from.”The dress I choose fit the best and it was dressy enough but not too fancy.” she said
Zaria Linton had a better experience with prom dress picking. Price was a factor into picking her prom dress. She wanted her prom dress to be “ different and not the basic prom dress.” When asked why she chose the dress she did she said “because my dress wasn’t expensive.” and also “ my prom date loved it, and my family too.”
A boy buying a tux was another experience. Buying a tux might look simple to a girl but for a boy its a process within itself.
For Jake Lotkowski his suit shopping was simple. He knew what he wanted and he found it easily. He wanted his suit to be “slim fit suit.” “It made more sense than buying or renting a suit.” It was black and it was in my size and I liked it.” He also needed to buy the suit right away “because it was last minute and I had to get it tailored.”
For Sterling Perry his suit decision was limited because he went at the last minute. He tried to buy his dream tuxedo with the limited choices he had. When asked why he chose the suit, he said “ because my prom date was wearing pink” and also “ I liked the simplicity of the suit”.
Overall everyone at junior prom came dressed to impress.