Prom season is just around the corner, and this year many schools are issuing strict dress codes to ensure that girls aren't running around the dance looking like escorts-in-training.


The Wall Street Journal informs us that many schools have created a byzantine system of wardrobe controls that covers everything from hem length (not more than 3 inches above the knee—and they will measure with a ruler, missy!) up to overly-revealing backs. Of particular concern this year are cutouts, which are a big trend and an even bigger indicator of future promiscuity. (Hey, they don't call it prom for nothin.') And, of course, there is the age-old question of how low is too low when it comes to neckline? Since it can be hard to keep track, many schools have created PowerPoint presentations to lay out all the do's and don'ts, and they've promised to turn students away at the door if they fail to comply. One thing is for sure: it's no fun to follow the rules. That's why, as a public service, we've picked the ten prom dresses most likely to get you in trouble from popular dress destination Show up to prom in any one of them, and you'll be 100 percent guaranteed to be breaking every rule in the dress code book.

For Prom, Schools Say 'No' to the Dress [Wall St. Journal]

Sexy Jasz Evening Gown 4607, $378.00

Sequin Embellished Jovani Dress, $750.00

Jasz High Low Prom Dress with Cut Out Sides 4564, $398.00

Unique Jasz Chain Detail Dress, $338.00

Sexy Long Sleeve Black Mini Dress by Jovani 9419, $500.00

Sexy One Shoulder Prom Dress by Jasz 4335, $398.00

Long Sequin Dress 1458 by Sherri Hill, $378.00

Sexy Coral Gown for Prom by Jasz 4579, $378.00

Sexy Long Gown by Jasz 4109, $358.00

Panoply Unique Prom Dress, $388.00