We all know it’s no fun to show up to a party wearing the same dress as someone else, but is it right for a girl to call dibs on a prom dress?
A new Facebook page allows teens to do just that!
“A fashion advice website, Fashism.com, has even launched a Facebook-based registry called “Got Dibs” that allows users to track who’s wearing what to which high school event, and get feedback on their outfit before they wear it.”
“Amy Avitable, senior vice president of marketing for Lord & Taylor, which is partnering with Fashism.com on Got Dibs, says the project is a way to give girls an insurance policy that they’ll have something special, while making sure they won’t be second-guessing their outfit at the last minute.”
“Here’s how Got Dibs works: Girls can snap photos of themselves with the tags still on the dress and get instant advice on what shoes to wear, if the hemline is right or if the silhouette is flattering.”
“The opinions of peers, whether they are best friends or online “friends” from around the country, are key to the tech-savvy, fashion-loving consumer, says Ashley Granata, Fashism.com’s co-founder and chief marketing officer.”
“But for prom-goers, it’s the claim on a dress that matters most, she adds.”…
“Staking an early claim on a dress may help girls breathe easier. And then it’s the girl who doesn’t follow these new etiquette rules who risks rebuke, says Jane Keltner de Valle, fashion news director of Teen Vogue.”
“Of course, she adds, it shouldn’t be that way: Girls should be celebrating who they are at the prom and not make it all about “the dress,” but, for better or worse, that is part of the tradition.”
For some reason I am not finding this clever. I’m finding it annoying.
What if your daughter really wanted to wear a dress, would you really respect the Dibs Facebook page and not wear it? What if you had it and didn’t post it? What if you didn’t know about the page? What if you don’t care if you wear the same dress? What if you can wear the dress better?
Also doesn’t everyone seeing your dress kind of ruin your big moment walking into the room?
So what do you think? Should girls be able to call dibs on dresses? Would you respect the dibs? Does it ruin the surprise for everyone of seeing you in your dress? Is this an efficient way to keep from wearing the same thing or mean girls in action on the Internet?
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