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Girl Told To Wear Jacket Over Revealing Prom Dress

| by Zara Zhi
Amy in her prom dressAmy in her prom dress

A Tennessee high school student's prom wasn’t the magical night she had anticipated due to a wardrobe mishap.

According to an April 25 Facebook post by the teen’s friend, Tiffani Taylor, the girl was forced to wear the vice principal’s jacket over her prom dress because it was too skimpy.  

A picture of the prom-goer, who goes by 'Amy,' wearing her dress was shared alongside a caption which read:

This is Bronte's friend, Amy. Last Friday night was her senior prom. She spent time looking for the perfect dress, got her hair done and was meticulous in putting her make up on. It's an exciting time! She proudly had her pictures made, and why wouldn't she? She looks like a princess! Arriving at the prom, she was stopped at the door. She would not be allowed in because her dress was "too revealing". After spending some time in the restroom crying, she was told she could go in if she wore the vice principal's tux jacket, which mind you, did not cover her chest. She was told by a teacher repeatedly "Us big girls gotta cover up". This young girl was SHAMED for having breasts. Her excitement during this memorable time of her life turned into embarrassment at the hands of adults who are supposed to be leading her. SHAME on YOU, Maryville. I think you look amazing, Amy.

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The post has received more than 40,000 likes and more than 12,000 shares in two days.

But Taylor’s social media post may not be telling the whole story. Amy’s father told WATE that an argument about her dress broke out after this picture was taken and became more revealing once she arrived at prom.

The picture in the Facebook post shows a piece of lace that was added to make the dress more moderate. But the lace broke off, which made the neckline several inches lower and wider than in the photo, say her parents. That’s when a teacher requested she wear a jacket.

Representative of Maryville City Schools, Sharon Anglim, says there is no explicit prom dress rule in place and no other students were called out for their attire during the event.

Anglim said that neither the girl’s parents nor the teen protested about covering up.

Sources: WATE, Tiffani Taylor/Facebook / Photo credit: Tiffani Taylor/Facebook

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