For the adolescents of today, the prom is a rite of passage. Choosing a perfect outfit is absolutely paramount to one’s enjoyment of the evening. Cue a startling array of the gladdest of rags, a veritable cornucopia of fashionistas enrobed in the most well-tailored, intricately designed, hottest labels designed by the foremost fashion designers, hoping to be the envy of friends and foes alike come prom night.

Prom is the perfect chance to shape one’s image for the future, before the often dizzying and unremitting mix of study and play that makes up college takes over one’s life. The dress is the thing, then, and in recent years a brilliant new trend has been surfacing, of prom teens digging out their mom’s own vintage dresses to wear on their big night, and they look absolutely stunning.

1. Bold style is the best style

2. Sassiest dress ever

3. A timeless classic

4. Even the smallest details remain the same

5. Elegant and sophisticated

6. Ladies in red

7. Super chic vintage

8. Cool in black

9. Times changed but the dress stays the same

10. Just a few minor alterations here

11. Refreshed with a key alteration 

12. Tailored in white

13. Like mother, like daughter

14. Feeling blue

15. Even the accessories are similar

16. Truly rocking the vintage look

17. Monochrome detailing

18. Colour coordinated

19. Modernised to perfection

Want to save money and be sure that you are wearing an utterly unique prom dress? Why not follow these girl’s example and repossess one of your mom’s old gowns, you’ll likely be surprised at just how well they suit you, and you have the added bonus of being the edgy one at prom this year, no more off-the-hook panic buys for you!

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