Everybody wants to look amazing on their Prom night. We spend months planning, hours getting ready, but what happens when you arrive and somebody else is wearing your dress?
I was scrolling through Facebook, when I saw a post from a Year 11 girl (we will call her Molly). Molly had found out that somebody else had bought the same dress and that she didn’t know what to do. At first, I felt really sorry for Molly; I remember the fear of having the same dress as somebody, and up until I arrived at the venue, I was scared. Anyway, upon reading the comments, I discover Molly being verbally abusive about the other girl. Molly’s group of friends also join in, and start saying horrible things about the other girl. All she did was buy her prom dress!
Where I live, there is one main store where everybody gets their dress from, and this store will not sell the same dress to more than one person at the same school. So obviously, these girls bought their dresses from different shops. From what I understand, Molly did not get her dress from the previously mentioned shop.
The thing I dislike most about this situation is the name-calling. There is absolutely no need to speak ill of others because something doesn’t go the way you want it too. At the end of the day, these girls are not in the same friendship group, and they are not likely to socialise with each other at prom. The dresses are only going to be worn for about 6 hours anyway, so even if Molly went out and bought a new, one of a kind, £1,000,000 dress, would it really be worth it?
Let me know what you think of this whole situation in the comments!