A dateless teen with a sense of humor took himself to prom wearing a handmade outfit: A half-suit, half-dress.
Wyatt Cheatle, a 16-year-old student at Brighton High School in Rochester, N.Y. didn’t have a date for his Saturday prom at St. John Fisher College, reported the Rochester Democratic and Chronicle.
“He wanted to go, but he didn’t know who to ask,” mom Kelly Cheatle tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “There’s so much emphasis on promposals, but if we get sucked into keeping up appearances, we miss out on life.”
Over dinner with his mom and three siblings, Wyatt said he might go to prom alone. “One of my kids jokingly suggested that Wyatt wear a dress because he wouldn’t look ‘half bad,’” says Kelly. “That’s where it started.”
Wyatt, who loves crafting and restoration (he’s currently refurbishing an antique typewriter), took the idea seriously. He and his mother went to Goodwill and pulled several items for less than $25: A black dress with a white top, a fuschia “pussy bow” shirt, a purple man’s dress shirt, and a pair of black pants.