Strut Your Stuff at Prom
By Bria Chappell
n Friday, March 16, 2012, Lincoln’s senior class hosted the fourth annual Prom Expo, which showcased possible prom dresses and tuxedos. Not only did the Hornets present a fashion show, but there were also vendors there to advertise their products for prom.
Lincoln students swarmed the center quad at lunch to enjoy the music from the DJ that has been hired for prom. While the Hornets danced and sang along to the latest hits, they surrounded the runway to watch their peers strut down in a variety of prom dresses, suits, and tuxedos.
“The highlight for me was walking down the runway and then doing my smooth poses, you know,” said senior William Wells.
“It was turnt up,” said Keone Spates.
Lincoln students had the opportunity to enjoy the festivities, but they also had the chance to get information they will need when planning for prom. A Nite on the Town Fashion & Bridal had a booth at the expo with flyers displaying some of the dresses available at their La Jolla location. Their dresses range from $150-$600. Their tuxedos range from $44.95-$129.
The Nite on the Town Fashion & Bridal representative said, “ We have an exclusive selection.”
Men’s Warehouse from Westfield Plaza Bonita Mall was also there. They advertised for their “Your Style Your Prom” campaign, giving people $50 off their tux rental within certain guidelines. Their tuxes start as low as $39.99 and when you add a vest and shoes they start at $79.99. This is the first year that the campaign is offering $50 off. Typically their tuxedos range from $125-$180, including tax and all of the accessories, such as cufflinks and neckwear. There is also a chance to win a free tux, free tunes, and $25,000 in the Prom Rep Challenge. To sign up and get more info students can visit www.promrep.com.
The glitz and glamour of prom always capture students, but there are also safety concerns that students should be aware of. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD): Activism, Victim Services, and Education, had a booth at the Prom Expo. MADD encourages people to wait until they are twenty-one to drink and not drink and drive. According to MADD, “One of our nation’s largest preventable problems plaguing our roadways and highways is impaired driving.”
SKYY Limousine was also present at the Prom Expo. Not only did they bring a representative, but they also had a limousine in the quad for students to check out. If you visit www.skyylimo.com or call (619) 239-SKYY, you can get more information about prices and what is available.
Lincoln students got a taste of everything at Prom Expo, from the transportation options to the perfect prom dress.
“It was very successful. I liked some of the dresses,” said senior Niambi Garner.