The word “prom” is a shortened version of the word “promenade.” A hundred years ago, a promenade was the formal march of couples into a ballroom after they had been publicly announced to the guests. For wealthy Americans, debutante balls were grand occasions specifically designed for their daughters’ “coming out” into society. This meant that they were now ready to entertain and be courted by approved suitors.
It seems as if these grand balls were envied by middle-class parents who also wanted the best for their own children, including good manners and fine tastes. While there had been formal dances for young people in the late 1800s, the early 1900s saw the first proms. Teenagers dressed up in their Sunday best for these high school banquets. By the 1920s and 1930s, dancing had been added. After WW II and the Great Depression, proms took on new, more elaborate identities. They moved from school gyms to country club ballrooms, and students competed fiercely to being recognized as the best-dressed couple.
Today, some students choose to go as singles and others go in groups. Of course, couples still want to look striking, and every girl wants to look beautiful.
Boys usually dress in black or white formal wear, regardless of the time of the event, sometimes paired with brightly colored ties or bow ties with vests, in some cases in colors matching their date’s dress.
Girls wear traditional ladies' dresses or evening gowns and adorn themselves with ladies’ costume jewelry such as earrings and a necklace.
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