Two-piece dresses might be one of the most sought-out styles for prom, but they’re not popular with everyone, as one student found out the hard way.
Malika Sneed, a senior at Yazoo City High School in Mississippi, showed up at her school’s event in a formal orange ensemble that exposed most of her back and some midriff. A teacher told her the dress was inappropriate and she had to leave. “I cried tears because I felt like that’s my last year,” Malika told WAPT TV news. “That’s when my class finally came together so we could have fun.”
The principal said that prior to the dance, students had to read and sign a dress-code contract, which Malika was in violation of. “I signed it,” she said. “I can never get that dance, that fun, that laugh again. No, it’s over with.”
Malika is not the only to have had a two-piece look prohibited from the prom. Kara Morris spent $500 on her daughter’s turquoise crop top and maxi skirt matching set, but the outfit was rejected by school officials when it was reviewed by them prior to the event (a policy required all students to submit their looks for review). Many schools across the country have implemented similar audits to avoid the familiar tale of a teen not getting to experience the prom.