since when do girls wear garters to prom?

posted 1 year ago in The Lounge
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Sugar Beekeeper

HAHAHAHA why…. I thought when girls wore huge white ball gowns to prom it was a little weddingish. This is really pushing it, or am I just missing something? I’m glad I skipped prom.

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Sugar Beekeeper

Teenagers these days are just incredibly weird. The world is doomed….

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Bee Keeper

Thats beyond bizarre. 

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Sugar bee

I know a lot of people wore them about 10 years before my prom. I remember as a kids seeing my younger aunt and uncle having theirs (or their dates) in their cars hanging form the mirrors. They are now in their late thirties/early forties.

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Busy bee

My friends and I all wore garters to both of our proms 7-8 years ago.  It’s just what everybody did.  I’m shocked to know other people have never heard of it.  Haha.  We gave them to our dates (no they did NOT take them off themselves!) and they would usually put them on their rearview mirrors.  I don’t know, seems a little weird saying it now but like I said it’s just what people DID and I never thought to question it. :)

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Sugar bee

10 years ago at my prom, garters were pretty popular. You actually got one free if you bought your dress from a certain place.

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Bee Keeper

Never heard of wearing garters to prom.

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Busy bee

That was the norm for my high school. Actually I never word it, just gave it to the guy and they wear it around their arm haha

 

edit: to give you a timeline. I graduated in ’03

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Bumble bee

Probably when they started wearing short, tight, hooker dresses to prom.  Everythign is so sexualized that kids aren’t given a chance to be kids these days.  :(

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Bumble bee

WHAT? Lol that is too weird. I agree about the big fluffy ball gowns being too wedding-ish to wear to prom. But Garters? Thats just pushing it! 

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Honey bee

Totally the norm around here, although I skipped this particular tradition when it was time for my prom because I thought it was gross. And I remember my mom asking if I was sure, because she remembered from back in her day that it’s like a tradition for the boy to hang the garter from his rear view mirror after. Ew. Yes, mom, I’m sure. I didn’t wear one for my wedding either, actually. But yes, at my old high school’s prom they will actually announce a special song for the garter removal, and it’s pretty much what you see at a wedding but times like 300. Ew.

 

@OctBride-2012:  The garter thing actually doesn’t really work with the short tight dresses, at my old high school the girls all wear ballgowns. And I don’t know if I’d say 18 (the age students usually go to prom) a kid, but yeah I don’t want to see all their dates up their dresses, it’s just gross.

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Honey bee

I think its regional. Nobody at my prom (in NJ) did this or had even heard of it. My prom was in ’08.

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