What today's teens miss about the tacky, terrible proms of the 1980s

Remember when more was more?

Gone are the days...
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As I feverishly photographed my son and his friends before their prom, it occurred to me that something was not right. The boys looked as I expected, in black tuxes and combed hair. But the girls were all wrong. Their dresses were simple and flattering. Their make-up was tastefully applied, not caked. The wind blew and their hair actually moved a little.

What the heck? Where was the black eyeliner? Where was the stench of Aqua Net? Where, I must know, were Madonna's lace gloves?

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