A lot of people are wearing the cut-out dresses," explained Haslett High School senior Tara Mahon, who is thinking of buying one herself. "It's just, like, cute and accentuates your curves as a woman.
"Cut-outs" in these dresses are the low dips and holes cut in the material in different areas of the torso. Mahon says they are classy and cute as long as they are not too big.
"This particular dress (cut-out style) has been our number one seller. We've sold to almost every school in the area," said Owner of Pierre's Bridal Virginia Bland.
Bland expects to sell hundreds more dresses this weekend; the busiest two days for prom shopping of the year.
Haslett High School's Principal Bart Wegenke hasn't seen this style yet, but isn't surprised: "I've definitely seen less cloth for females that eight to twelve years ago."
As this shopping weekend approaches, he warns what will happen if the dresses bought are too short, have slits to high, necklines to low, or "cut-outs" too big: "Number one-- you're gonna have to change your attire, or number two-- we're gonna ask you to put something over the top of it. If you wanna spare yourself the embarrassment of maybe that happening to you, then think first."
A similar approach is being taken by other area schools like Okemos and East Lansing.
Remember to check with your school district for their policies before following the latest trend.