THE prom should be the greatest time of your life. I can only think of one word to describe it: amazing. I started looking for prom dresses when I was in Year 7, that’s how excited I was for that one night. It’s quite ridiculous really, but that was me. There are lots of things a girl has to think about in the run up to her Year 11 prom. Here are some of my main worries.

I changed my mind on prom dresses at least seven times; I just couldn’t find the dress I imagined myself in. All I wanted was a long, black, plain dress. Personally, I don’t think that’s too much to ask for. Finally, I found my plain, long black dream dress. Beautiful. When I was looking for the right dress, all my mum would say is “Find something you’re comfortable in”.

To my annoyance, she was right. During prom, all you could see was girls pulling their dresses up or sitting down while everyone else was dancing. If I were you, I would look for a dress that has the minimum of fuss.

My prom date was a pain in the backside. He changed his mind like a light switch. “Tay, I don’t know if I can go with you.” Or “I don’t like your dress”. All he did was moan. He told me twice that we weren’t going together, then two weeks before changed his mind again. Typical boy I say! I should have made my own mind up and gone with the girls, much more fun.

My prom hair was a weird style compared to the other girls. All the girls had very pretty, girly hairstyles. Then there was my hair; talk about different! It sort of looked like a beehive on my head but I loved it. Me, I don’t like being the same as everyone else. I like to be different and original. At the prom, you have to go with your own style and what you feel best with. Don’t worry about what anyone else thinks.

I would do prom all over again. I loved it that much. Being with your friends, dancing, laughing, having a brilliant time. It was quite emotional as well, considering you may not see most of your year group again. I can assure you that, whatever your hair, dress or make up, you’ll have a fantastic time! So, the choice is yours: are you going to go or not?