When it comes to prom dresses, a parent's worst nightmare is that their child will show up to prom or come home with a prom dress that looks like it was ripped out of a magazine, cut up, pasted on, and has less fabric than a doll's dress. However, there is another option that you may want to consider instead.
Modest prom dresses- like many ballgowns, are a great option for those who aren't comfortable in flashy, showy dresses, those who want to look like a princess for a day, or parents who are afraid of the above scenario. As a matter of fact, they're just as pretty as regular prom dresses, just not quite as worrisome as far as appropriateness goes. Since they are so comfy, they are also great for everyday dress instead of just formal dresses.
You can find modest formal dresses online on many, many websites. The only downside is the credibility of the websites will need to be checked before you decide to use them—you never know when you might run into a scam artist. Just because they're selling wholesome, appropriate dresses doesn't mean that they aren't secretly out to get your money. However, once you determine that they are good companies that are reputable, you may find their products invaluable!