These days the Prom has become an integral part of the school's calendar.
Stretch limmos, hummers and various other forms of elaborate transport are just as important as the dresses, gowns and evening attire that go to make that special evening.
Proms date back to the 1800's when they weren't such lavish affairs but were part of the upper class debutante's introduction to the social dating scene. Girls dressed in white dresses and gloves and would be escorted to a grand hall to be 'promenaded'. This was an extremely important social event.
Nowadays the prom is a far more relaxed affair but still an important date on the calendar which marks the first formal event in a teenager's life.
Getting the right dress has become paramount and planning for this event starts well in advance of the great day. If you intend to buy a dress for the evening, it's really important to get it just right - but where to find the right dress?
Jilly's Designer Dress Agency on Main Street in Rockingham has a sensational range of evening wear to hire or buy. Hire charges range from £28 to £125, and there is a great range of sizes too. Jilly's is open Monday to Saturday, 10.30am to 4.00pm. Tel: 01536 770352.
Ball Gown Heaven on Orange Street in Uppingham has a huge range of ball gowns, prom dresses, evening gowns and cocktail dresses in stock to suit every taste, starting at very reasonable prices. They also stock accessories including bags and jewellery to complete the look. They are open from Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am to 5.30pm. Contact : 01572 822390.
And if you really want to arrive in style, why not hire a limo from Celebration Classic Cars to take you to the Prom. You'll find their feature here on thebestofcorby website. Call them today on 01536 403350.