It’s that time of year again, prom season. If you’re like me, you practically cringe at some of the “outfits” parents send their teenage daughters out of the house in on prom night. I know it’s a tradition to dress “grown up” and “slay” the prom but every year it seems the outfits get shorter, more revealing and in at least a few cases each year, more disgusting. I’ve actually felt bad for a few girls who seemed to have little guidance at home by the way they arrived at prom.
This year there’s a new trend in prom fashion and it has my heart all a flutter. I have actually smiled so hard looking at some of this years prom outfits that you’d think I know these kids. I don’t but the idea that they are getting to know themselves warms my heart. There seems to be an abundance of teens and couples who decided to go to prom in more traditional African inspired attire and styles. I love it.
Take a look at some of My favorites ( click photo to see it bigger)
I’d like to think some of this African inspired prom trend was created by the young girl who broke the internet last year with her prom dress. 18-year-old Keymah McEntyre took the internet by storm last year when she wore a beautiful African inspired gown that she designed and created herself to the prom. She coupled the dress with a huge natural fro and became a instant internet sensation.
Let’s hope this is a trend that stays and moves into day to day dress as well.