Hassanzadeh, a senior at Bloomington Jefferson
High School, dons prom fashion at the Mall of
America in Bloomington, Minn., March 4, 2014.
ó From ancient Grecian style all the way to the grunge
of the Ď90s, fashion trends of the past are making
their way back to the high school prom.
teenagers are even digging out their parentsí old
photos for inspiration and finding ways to give the
looks a modern twist.
mother looked famously Ď80s," said Kali Mann, a
senior at St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists.
"She had blond, feathered hair. And she made her
dress ó it was baby blue."
Jefferson high school senior Emilee Hassanzadeh also did
her homework on Momís prom-wear.
Gunne Sax dresses were all the rage in Ď83, so thatís
what (my mom) wore to prom," she said. "Her
date had a baby blue tux. Classy!"
trends come and go ó and come back again ó prom
remains a defining moment of high school. Despite its
changing styles, the evening provides a rare opportunity
to dress like royalty, teens say.
blue tuxedos and feathered hairdos might not get you
crowned king and queen, but a peek into the past offers
some insight to the trends of the moment. Tanning is
out. The Roaring Twenties are in. Heels are optional,
the Ď50s rock Ďní roll vibe is cool. And bohemian
statement jewelry is a must.
days, rather than fit in, however, most teens insist on
self-expression, said Sara Rogers, trend specialist for
the Mall of America. "Just about anything goes for
prom-wear," she said.
to maintain individuality without ending up with an
awkward prom photo? Thatís the tricky part.
advice? "Express yourself, but donít dress in
something that youíre going to look back at and
get a grip on this yearís dos and doníts, we chatted
with Mann, Hassanzadeh