It's that time of year again—prom! And guess who got reined in to help your teenager choose prom dresses. Yep, yep! On one hand, this may seem like something that would scare you witless. After all, what do you know about prom dresses? You're just the dad! However, this does not mean that you cannot contribute nor does it mean that you shouldn't. Here are a few tips to make prom dresses shopping less painful—for both of you!
First of all, put up the magazines. Actually take the time to give your daughter your opinion. Even if you don't like the dress, ask her to model it for you a little bit so that she knows that you are paying attention and have a genuine interest. Then, tell her why you don't feel that it would be a good dress and then wait until she finds one that you like. Do not balk at every single dress and give some a consideration. However, if you find a dress obscenely inappropriate, then you need to make sure to put your foot down.
Keep in mind that some dresses will also be covered with a shawl and that she will be wearing the appropriate undergarments with said clothing. This will change how the dress looks and while it may look a bit weird at first, it should be greatly approved when she finally wears it.