On the other hand, senior Cortanie Gale is more on the tomboy side. This year, Cortanie wants a dress that has no poof, sequins, glitter, or silky material. She likes dresses that are flowy, comfortable, and that stand out!
Different colors have different effects on everyone. For example, junior Kathy Jasper chose a light, pastel pink for her prom dress this year; whereas, senior Molly Munsinger would like to wear light pink but states, “I would to love wear light pink; however, my skin tone does not allow that, so for me, an orange-peach color or a royal blue would be nice!”
Other girls, such as juniors Brooke Bockting, Emma Borcherding, and Sharon Brewster and seniors Carlie Steinbeck, Megan Shockley, and Kayla Borcherding, like the color blue for their prom dress.On the flip side, junior Abby Perdue, and seniors Tenille Duessler and Hannah Pruessner all enjoy the color red.
On average, the girls at New Haven High School spend anywhere between $100-$200 on their prom dress each year. Senior Trista Kormeier says last year she spent $60 on her prom dress, which was “a steal.” This year, she says she plans to spend no more than $200.
Senior Karissa Durbin says, “This year I spent over $350 on my dress, and it was definitely worth it!”
When asked where they got their prom dress, the majority of the New Haven High girls said in the mall at stores such as Windsor, JcPenney, Macy’s, and Deb. Other notable stores include Wedding Creations in Washington,and Mimi’s Bridal in Sullivan. For this year’s prom formal, junior Stephanie Russo got her dress at the Prom Bazaar hosted by FCCLA, which benefitted the Track Project.
Overall, the girls of New Haven High have their minds set on what they want for this year’s event. Whether it be a $350 full-bling ball gown, or a $60 steal, every girl’s dress is unique in its own way.
- by Lauren Bergner