03/30/2012 11:26 am ET

High School Approves 'Acceptable' Prom Dresses Before Big Night

To avoid having to turn away tearful girls on the big night, writes the Journal's Elizabeth Holmes, prom organizers are taking pre-emptive action, issuing specific guidelines early, offering dress approval in advance and relying on image-heavy PowerPoint presentations to make it crystal clear what styles will, and will not, be allowed at the dance.

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