Here at The Dress Studio, we love all things PROM! We love the glitz, the glam, and the gowns that together, make a very special occasion! Alongside our favourtie dresses, our favourite hair and makeup ideas for prom, how about we share some fun facts about the history of prom! Here our some of our favourite PROM facts…
Prom is short for Promenade
Originating in the United States, a promenade dance, now most commonly called a ‘prom’, is a semi-formal dance or gathering of high school students. This event is typically held at the end of the last year of high school. Ten years ago most British schools didn’t have school proms. They probably had a simple school disco at the end of term. Now more than 85% of schools in Britain have a prom.
Going to prom is the second most significant event for teenagers today
Surveys and interviews reveal that, apart from getting their driver’s license, going to prom is the second relevant experience for the modern teens today.
The corsage was introduced into proms in the 50s
Girls would often wear a small floral bouquet around their wrist, this later became known as ‘corsage’. This was introduced at the same time as ‘Prom King and Queen’.
A-list celebrities Halle Berry and Cindy Crawford were prom queens in high school.
Madonna and Miley Cyrus didn’t attend prom
Madonna says she did not attend it because she could not get a date, and she didn’t think she would fit in. So she decided to stay home while her colleagues were having fun on the dance floor.
Miley Cyrus could have gone to prom, although she was filming the Hannah Montana movie at the time!
10 prom dresses
The average high school girl will try on 10 prom dresses before finding the perfect one!
62% of prom attendees will save memorabilia from their special night.
There are more than 20 prom-themed movies that memorialise this event such as Grease and Mean Girls.