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I have the school Christmas dance on Friday. It's formal just like a prom.

My parents didn't seem to listen when I said that I needed a suit for it. We went shopping and my dad just treated it like a joke.

Long story short, I never got a suit, I ended up with some hideous navy coloured trousers and a shirt.

I can't go to this dance as the worst dressed guy there. I haven't got the money to buy anything else, but every other guy will be wearing a suit.

I'm also just feeling really upset that they wouldn't listen to what I was saying and the end result is something I don't want to wear. I was actually hoping to look good.

This is urgent. What should I do?
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Rent a suit for a day
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(Original post by Joe2001)
I have the school Christmas dance on Friday. It's formal just like a prom.

My parents didn't seem to listen when I said that I needed a suit for it. We went shopping and my dad just treated it like a joke.

Long story short, I never got a suit, I ended up with some hideous navy coloured trousers and a shirt.

I can't go to this dance as the worst dressed guy there. I haven't got the money to buy anything else, but every other guy will be wearing a suit.

I'm also just feeling really upset that they wouldn't listen to what I was saying and the end result is something I don't want to wear. I was actually hoping to look good.

This is urgent. What should I do?
Try explaining to them - in a different way than you did the first time - how truly important it is to you. See if they will go back with you and exchange what you bought. If there's any possibility that money is an issue, they might not be able to afford a suit and be doing the best they can for you. As parents, they may be covering that up with a joke because it's painful for them and they don't want you to feel bad. If this is the case, and it's that important to you, offer to do some part time work to help pay for it.
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You can try going to a charity shop and buying a suit cheap, if money's the issue. Explain it again and say you really need it.
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Try explaining to them - in a different way than you did the first time - how truly important it is to you. See if they will go back with you and exchange what you bought. If there's any possibility that money is an issue, they might not be able to afford a suit and be doing the best they can for you. As parents, they may be covering that up with a joke because it's painful for them and they don't want you to feel bad. If this is the case, and it's that important to you, offer to do some part time work to help pay for it.
If they can afford for me to be at private school, they can afford a suit. My dad acts like this all of the time when it comes to clothes, as if me and what I wear is a joke.
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You can go to a charity shop, secondhand shop or high street places such as primark to get a cheap suit
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It's tomorrow night. I still don't have anything.

I'm absolutely dreading being embarrassed in front of everyone.
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Start with this word: Honeyyyyyyyy?
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Start with this word: Honeyyyyyyyy?
And then what?
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i've been there. i wore trainers and baggies, at a end of year ball in primary. I looked like a member of The Backstreet Boys :rofl: but still got dances, kisses and whatnot
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i've been there. i wore trainers and baggies, at a end of year ball in primary. I looked like a member of The Backstreet Boys :rofl: but still got dances, kisses and whatnot
That was Primary. Not the same thing.
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I want to actually cry. I was considering shopping for a blazer this morning and searched them up.

Way too expensive. I'm absolutely stuffed now as it's tonight. What can I do now? EVERY other guy is wearing a suit while I am turning up in clothes which are hideous and too casual.
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(Original post by Joe2001)
That was Primary. Not the same thing.
lol whatever
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I want to actually cry. I was considering shopping for a blazer this morning and searched them up.

Way too expensive. I'm absolutely stuffed now as it's tonight. What can I do now? EVERY other guy is wearing a suit while I am turning up in clothes which are hideous and too casual.
Talk to your parents again, explain you can't go if you don't meet the dress code. If you can't borrow a suit (brother or other family member?) say it would be your Christmas present.
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I want to actually cry. I was considering shopping for a blazer this morning and searched them up.

Way too expensive. I'm absolutely stuffed now as it's tonight. What can I do now? EVERY other guy is wearing a suit while I am turning up in clothes which are hideous and too casual.
Have you actually tried any of the suggestions? Just go and say your jacket got damaged ... or stay and home if you aren't brave enough.

[PS not everyone that goes to a Private school has spare money]
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Have you actually tried any of the suggestions? Just go and say your jacket got damaged ... or stay and home if you aren't brave enough.

[PS not everyone that goes to a Private school has spare money]
I've tried going shopping to high street stores, but I haven't had enough time to go anywhere else.
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I've tried going shopping to high street stores, but I haven't had enough time to go anywhere else.
Try charity shops.
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I've tried going shopping to high street stores, but I haven't had enough time to go anywhere else.
I don't understand why you let them buy unsuitable stuff in the first place if you were with them.
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