As we are gearing up for prom season, the style blogs are reporting that this year’s prom fashion trend is “slutty – chic”. And I could not be more pleased.
As I was reading in teen vogue, which I am sure every thirty-something New York woman does (right? RIGHT?), the best approach to prom is to channel your favorite celebrity and choose a red carpet worthy look.
This year, it seems, we have far less virtuous celebrities to choose from. It’s quite easy to see where our girls get their slutty style guides from – with influence from the Jersey Shore and a slew of celebrity mistresses. Ashley Dupre, Rachel Uchitel, and Michelle McGee have become household names, which by definition, gives them celebrity status. While all of them grace the covers of magazine, sadly none of them are wearing red carpet worthy looks. In fact, they are hardly wearing anything at all.
While my first reaction is to be horrified, the truth is that when I was in high school, I didn’t have the confidence to wear anything that revealing. Clearly there are other lessons for young girls to learn from these Slut-ebrities – show off what you got – at least while you got it. So while we might wonder if our future precious ‘slutty-chic’ girls will head straight for the pole, I would at least like to applaud them to have enough courage to wear such a daring ensemble.