The history of the prom is a fun one. What began as a debutante ball tradition, turned into a social event for all teenagers and young adults.
Proms are believed to be inspired by debutante balls, which are events that formally debut teenagers from wealthy families into society. Debutante balls typically require the girls to wear long white dresses and white gloves, but prom dresses come in every color. Though today’s proms are mainly a high school event, prom history reveals that they began at American universities in the 19th century. These co-ed “promenade balls” were simple events held for the graduating class. Click here to read more of this interesting article.