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Topic - Ashley Granata
Teenage girls live largely in a look-alike culture, wearing the same styles they get in the same stores as their friends. On prom night, though, the idea is to stand out. To ensure their uniqueness, girls are using social media to claim dibs on their dresses.
For prom-goers, though, it's the claim on a dress that matters most, she adds.
The opinions of peers, whether they are best friends or online "friends" from around the country, are key to the tech-savvy, fashion-loving consumer, says Ashley Granata, Fashism.com's co-founder and chief marketing officer.