With the end of the school year drawing near, this year's Senior class has begun to prepare for graduation. One of the most anticipated events around this time is the graduation dinner dance. With only a month left to prepare, many girls have already found their perfect dress. To avoid conflict throughout this stressful process, a Facebook group was created specifically for the Lady Knights to post their grad dresses so no one would purchase and wear the same one. However, this group may just be causing more problems.
The group was created fairly recently, but there have already been problems with several girls having similar dresses. The large graduating class makes it next to impossible for every girl to buy a unique dress, unless they have it custom-made, which, for many, is just not cost efficient. As long as you're not in the same group of friends, it really shouldn't matter if dresses are the same. It's silly for girls to worry about something so pointless. It's understandable that every girl wants to look unique and different from everyone else, but it is still possible for two girls to look very different while wearing the same dress. Accessories, make-up and hair all have a significant impact on the look of an outfit; no one will look exactly alike.
Another issue with the Facebook group is that the element of surprise is eliminated. In my opinion, I could care less about being in the same dress as another girl; I just want people to be stunned by my choice of dress. If girls post their dresses on Facebook, it allows everyone else to see, in advance, what you'll be wearing. I'd rather my dress be a surprise, something I'm sure many other girls can agree with.
Not only does the Facebook group eliminate the element of surprise, it also causes some sticky situations. If members of the group notice that two dresses on the page are the same, their first instinct is to discuss who they think will wear it better. By the night of graduation, people won't be interested in two girls wearing the same dress; they'll be too busy making their own memories with their friends.
Last, but not least, there have been issues with girls posting multiple dresses with captions such as, "might be getting this one!" or "one of these three...” The purpose of the group is for girls to post the dress they are getting for graduation, not the five dresses they might choose from. It makes the whole process of avoiding matching dresses a complicated nightmare. Just because you like a dress and have posted it on the group's page does not mean another girl won't go out and buy it for herself.
Honestly, this Facebook group may have initially seemed like a great idea but, overall, it seems to be doing more harm than good.