It's that dreaded time of year again..PROM season! And while we know last year, you were able to ditch your dance with the classic (yet effective) "I can't, I have soccer" excuse, this year unfortunately your mom is forcing you to go. Don't worry that pretty little pre-wrap off your head; You are not the only soccer girl trying to google how this whole "prom" thing works. The key is #FakeItTillYouMakeIt! Here are the ten signs you know you're a soccer girl trying to do prom...
1. CLASSIC PROMPOSAL
Let's be honest. We never get tired of seeing cute pictures of the ultra cheesy soccer promposals. If someone goes through the trouble of coming to my game and holding up a cheesy (mmm cheese..oh crud let's STAY FOCUSED and keep reading) sign, how could I refuse?!?
2. DATE - YOU'RE GOING ONE OF THREE WAYS:
Solo, With Your Team (or) With a Soccer Player
These are pretty much the three options of dates soccer girls opt for. Solo- Soccer girls are confident. They don't need a date to make them feel like they "fit in." A soccer girl can buy her own corsage and rock her prom pics with she, herself and her. With Your Team- Going to prom with your team just sounds like a blast. Who has more fun than you and your soccer gals? That's right, no one! You all aren't afraid to get a dance battle going or have a glorified team pasta party in a banquet hall. With a Soccer Player- Going with a soccer guy or girl is great because they understand you aren't use to the whole cinderella dress/heels/make-up deal. They're good with a few fun pre prom pictures (not 800 pics like the other girls in awkward poses that resemble a wedding) and heading immediately over to the food.
3. CALF-CITY, POPULATION US
"Oh good I was hoping these would accentuate my calves"-classic soccer girl quote. If we opt for a short dress you will be sure to see the calves out. We can't help it that our soccer legs are our best asset and sometimes NARPs are shocked by the pure fierce power of the calves. Sorry we are NOT sorry!
4. SOCCER GIRL ON HEELS = BAMBI ON ICE
We can walk 20 miles in a pair of cleats, going up hill, actually a mountain- BUT when we put on a pair of heels it is literally BAMBI ON ICE. We do not pull it off. We do not look good. And SERIOUSLY we almost break our ankles (if they're not already broken) and neck trying to walk in them. Heels are not for us and we will retire this pair after prom is over!
5. MAKE UP DISASTER
6. SLIDER SHORTS, A SOCCER GIRL'S BEST FRIEND
We would feel naked without our Nike Slider Shorts on-even in a floor length dress. Our dressers' have a drawer dedicated to our extensive collection of sliders. In fact, there really isn't a time when sliders aren't a good idea- am I right??
So the moral of the story - DON'T STRESS OUT about this whole Prom thing. It is what it is. You may not 'contour' the best or be able to walk in 4-inch heels gracefully, but putting your hair down and a dress on is already going to blow people's minds! Who wouldn't want a girl who can do both!