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Prom style showdown: Moms versus daughters

May 23, 2011 at 11:10 AM ET

Last week, TODAY talked about the dangers of prom season, such as drinking and driving.

But what about the other dangers: Like, will mom and daughter survive prom dress shopping without clawing each other's eyes out?

Moms might be thinking "Grace Kelly" -- something long and classy, preferably with a turtleneck (OK, maybe that's more Dad's hope). Their daughters, meanwhile, might be taking their style inspiration from Rihanna or Lady Gaga, and dreaming of thigh-high leather, cutouts and bling. How to compromise?

One good piece of expert advice: Have the prom-dress style conversation before you pull into the mall parking lot, to avoid ugly scenes in the dressing room.

What about you: Moms of teens, has prom-dress shopping been fun or frustrating?

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