The Ashburn Stake, along with the Centreville Stake, Gainesville Stake, Oakton Stake, and Winchester Stake cordially invites all Juniors and Seniors that are 16 years of age or older to attend the Mormon Prom. No date? No worries. Fun and friends await!
One of the things that makes this dance different and unique from other proms is the high standards at which those in attendance agree to abide. This formal event requires participants to adopt the dress and behavior guidelines from the For the Strength of Youth pamphlet (a standards guide for all Youth of our Church, given to us by our Prophet).
In order to create an environment that invites the Spirit, the Ashburn Stake leaders have
developed a dress standard for stake activities.
Doctrine – Our bodies are sacred temples. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
Principle – Dress and appearance are a sign to God that we are disciples of Jesus Christ and
that we love Him. Modesty invites the companionship of the Spirit. How we dress affects our behavior and the behavior of others. “Never lower your standard of dress. Do not use a special occasion as an excuse to be immodest.” (For the Strength of Youth, Dress & Appearance)
This means all in attendance must:
All who wish to attend should avoid extremes in clothing, appearance, and hairstyle. You should look modest and respectful. This is a formal event. In other words, T-shirts, jeans, and tennis shoes won't work. Here are the expectations:
Young women should wear a formal or semi-formal dress of modest length that covers the
shoulder and is not low-cut in the front or the back or revealing in any other manner. Scroll down for ideas on what not to wear and ideas for finding the right dress:
What not to wear:
Dress shopping can be a trial. Here are some suggestions as you plan for a wonderful evening:
Young men should dress in formal wear. Tuxedos are welcome but not required. Come in a
dress-shirt and dress-pants with a tie. Suit coats are also a nice way to look dressed up. You
should also maintain modesty in your appearance.
So which will you wear? A tuxedo, or suit and tie? Either way, you will look marvelous!
You may have a suit already. If not, ask around! Borrow one from a friend or family member
who has your same build. You can also look at a local thrift shop for something reasonable to purchase. You may find a tuxedo!
As an alternative to renting a tuxedo, check online to purchase a used tux online. Often, used tuxedos are cheaper than the cost of rental, and they sometimes come with shoes, vests, ties, and even cuff links.
There will be plenty of parking on either side of the building.