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Let your daughter wear this?

post #1 of 111
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Prom Dress!

Okay I stole this from a very mainstream (very religious) board that I lurk on. Down to the very last mama, not one would let their daughter wear this dress. I'm curious...especially in light of the sexually active teen thread (and I am in NO way implying that the two are connected) how do MDC mamas differ in this case? Would you let your daughter wear this dress to the prom?
post #2 of 111
Not on your life! I wouldn't wear it. It has nothing to do with religion. It is not appropriate at all.
post #3 of 111
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Quote:
Originally Posted by carolsly
Not on your life! I wouldn't wear it. It has nothing to do with religion. It is not appropriate at all.

I hope you don't think I was implying that it had anything to do with the religion. The board is an LDS board and I know that modesty is very important-not a value judgement at all!
post #4 of 111
There's a dress there?

I could see maybe .. late teens/college age wearing something like it to a nightclub .. but .. uhm.. prom?

Jeez. I have g-strings that cover more than that.
post #5 of 111
Is it a dress or a rubber band?
post #6 of 111
Thread Starter 
I knew at the very least you guys would come up with funny comments! :
post #7 of 111

bs"d

Uh, no.
post #8 of 111
Quote:
Originally Posted by BooBerryParker
I hope you don't think I was implying that it had anything to do with the religion. The board is an LDS board and I know that modesty is very important-not a value judgement at all!
I understood that. I just saw that you said you got it from a board that was religious base. I wasn't saying anything about a value judgement. I'm not really LDS either. My dh considers himself LDS but is not a memeber and I have never been one.
post #9 of 111
Not in a million years.... and I think I am fairly liberal about teens and their hormones and sexuality.

Besides, I think she has it on backwards.
post #10 of 111
ew! it DOES look like it's on backwards! even if it weren't so gross, it'd still be ugly!

Quote:
"If my daughter had the body to wear it, I'd let her!"
um, what a cool parent.

:shudder:
post #11 of 111
No, but only b/c its ugly.
post #12 of 111
It wouldn't be my decision to make. She chooses her own clothing. (IMO, kids old enough to be going the prom ought to be lol. Depending on the school a girl who's interested in wearing that dress may run into a problem with the dress code though... But in that case it would still be between her and the school officials.

I personally think the dress is kinda ugly though, and would tell her so.
post #13 of 111
NO way would I let my daughter wear that dress. :Puke
post #14 of 111
I don't want to be a controlling parent... so if my daughter chose to buy/wear a dress like that (and I hope she wouldn't!) I'd feel very disappointed, and a little ashamed that she felt the need to dress that way for attention and love.
I'd talk to her about it, and tell her exactly how I felt. I'd probably out myself entirely from her night (no borrowed funds, no ride, etc) and tell her I don't want to see her in it.

But I couldn't "forbid" her to wear clothes at that age.

On a personal note: I think the dress is not only ugly, but near pornographic and not appropriate for girls under 18 to wear in public.
post #15 of 111
I saw a pic of this dress elsewhere on the 'net and it covered a bit more on top--there's a huge discussion going on over whether or not the model has it on backwards.

Anyway, I'm of the opinion that it would be my dd's decision, not mine. Although, knowing her, she would think the dress rediculous--she'd want to DANCE at a dance (imagine that) and she'd certainly recognize the limits of the dress.
post #16 of 111
I'd let my daughter wear it - as long as she had a turtle-neck on under it!
post #17 of 111
I'd be delighted to be a "controlling parent" in this instance. No, she could not wear that dress.
post #18 of 111
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Originally Posted by mmace
I'd let my daughter wear it - as long as she had a turtle-neck on under it!


I'd even let her wear it with a short sleeved crewneck shirt underneath.
post #19 of 111
She's wearing it back to front!!
post #20 of 111
Thankfully, neither of my daughters would WANT to wear a dress like that.
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