Website Helps Avoid Prom Dress Duplicates

It's time to start worrying about what to wear to the prom, and website Fashism.com may have solved one source of teenage anxiety. It's offering a dibs system for prom dresses. A teenager can lay claim to her perfect gown on the site, which links to users' Facebook accounts. One of its founders told the Boston Herald she was inspired by personal experience. She was "absolutely mortified" at her own prom, when another girl wore the same dress.

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Time to start worrying about what to wear to the prom. And the website Fashism.com may have solved one source of teenage anxiety. It's offering a dibs system for prom dresses. A teenager can lay claim to her perfect gown, which links to users' Facebook accounts. One of its founders told the�Boston Herald�she was inspired by personal experience. She was absolutely mortified at her own prom, when another girl wore the same dress.

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