Teens using social media to avoid duplicate dresses

April 22, 2013 2:59:12 PM PDT
It can be a major don't: showing up at an event and see someone else wearing the same thing.

In this age of social media, some high schoolers have figured out a way to call dibs on prom dresses to avoid seeing double.

But does it go too far?

"I am interested in having her come in to try it on," said Michelle Capers, a mother.

Michelle Capers was at David's Bridal taking a second look at the gown her daughter Christal picked for prom.

On June 7th, the Jackson Liberty High school senior hopes to be the belle of the ball.

"It is very big, she's really into these types of things," Capers said.

But with so many beautiful dresses out there, what are the chances two students would horrifyingly show up in the same gown.

Jessica tells me, it's a chance her customers aren't willing to take and have come up with a modern day solution to this age old dilemma.

"They're taking pictures of each other, what do you think, what do I think, let's put it on Facebook," said Jessica North, of David's Bridal.

They are right there for everyone to see on Facebook as well as Tumblr.

A senior at Brooklyn Tech explained how a single post can ease prom dress drama.

Yan Yu, High School Senior, says "Just to see how what everyone is going to see so we don't clash dresses," said Yan Yu, a high school senior.

Most comments Eyewitness News found were warm and fuzzy.

In one, a student reveals her dress, only to find out another girl has the identical gown, writing "My dress too, ha ha, but in red, no worries though, me, you, and Kyra can all match."

But when it comes to picking the perfect dress things can get catty.

Eyewitness News found a bunch of pages called "B****, don't steal my dress".

Capers told Eyewitness News she hasn't come across any of that, but thanks to the power of social media getting a preview of prom.

"You'd be surprised at some of the stuff you'll see, but I think it's a good idea," Capers said.

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