But don't fret it. Just because your principal thinks today's fashion is a little vulgar for highschool doesn't mean you have to dress up like granny to avoid detention.
These dresses will get you covered.... literally.
One Shoulder Strap Dresses
Look elegantly sexy with one shoulder strap dresses. It's a perfect alternative for bare back halter dresses and tube dresses as it gives you just the right coverage. It highlights your shoulder and neck, and draws attention to your hair. So just a tip ladies, make sure your hair is perfectly coiffed for the occasion. Also, choose a one shoulder strap dress in satin, silk or any liquid fabric.
TIP: Choose an empire cut dress to hide your tummy. :)
High Low Hem Dresses
Want to show off your gams but your school has policies against hemlines that go above the knee? Don't sweat it. High-low hem line dresses lets you show off your great legs without breaking the dress codes. It's fun, flirty and graceful at the same time.
Another alternative for mini dresses are the tutu dress and bubble skirt dresses. It not only shows off your gams without raising any eyebrows but it also lets you have fun without worrying over tripping over your long dress.
An added benefit: Tutu dresses and bubble dresses are versatile so you can wear them to the after prom party.
Whether you're afraid of getting the slip after prom or you're trying to cover up your arms, you can never go wrong with sleeved dresses. But you don't have to cover them all up. you can opt for off shoulder and boat neck to expose your shoulders. Sheer sleeves in lace also gives that sexy vibe without showing those arms.
Batwings, capped or kimono style sleeves on prom dresses are also great options. they cover up your arms without looking too stern and out dated.
Another way to balance out the look is to shorten the hemline.
Shawls and boleros are also a great way to cover your arms. Go for sheer, liquid fabrics for shawls in the same shade as your dress, or silk or satin boleros with ruffles to add a little umph to an otherwise plain dress.