A controversy over prom dresses has erupted at a Pennsylvania high school following the announcement of a new policy requiring girls to submit photographs of their dresses for pre-approval before the big event.
According to the York Daily Record, Delone Catholic High School in McSherrystown announced the new policy in early March. It states that “dresses cannot be too short, too low-cut, expose too much skin around the midriff or be ‘inappropriately revealing.’ It also states that all students and guests must dress in gender-specific formal wear.”
Delone’s prom will be held on May 1.
Some Delone students and parents have kicked up a fuss about the pre-approval requirement, contending that the notice was too last-minute and that dresses — some non-returnable — have already been bought.
“I think it’s a little ridiculous,” Margaret Eser, whose daughter Audrey is a student at Delone, told the Daily Record. “If you already have a dress, what are you going to do then?”
As WPMT notes, parents have launched an online petition to protest the “antiquated and unreasonable” policy.
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