10 Prom Dresses Inspired By Famous Movie Prom Outfits

Some of the most iconic teen movies include some sort of prom or massive school dance as its climax. Whether we’re talking Carrie in the ’70s or Mean Girls in the ’00s, the school dance is where all those important moments happen: Love, betrayal, getting a bucket of pig’s blood poured on your head, sending you into a homicidal frenzy.

Sorry, I’ve got Carrie on my mind.

Anyway, along with iconic proms and school dances come equally iconic outfits. Here are 10 prom dresses inspired by famous movie prom dresses that you might want to rock for your prom this year.


Courtney From Jawbreaker

You don't have to kill the "teen dream" like Courtney did, but you can definitely kill it at prom if you cop her look. If you want to wear something that makes you feel like an ultra dramatic prom queen, then you'll love this floor length dress that's sheer from the thigh down.

Buy It At ASOS for $158

Janis From Mean Girls

Who says you have to wear a dress to prom? Be a rebel with a Janis Ian inspired pants suit. Go for a matching pants and blazer set. The bigger the shoulders, the better.

Buy the blazer at ASOS for $97, the pants for $86

Carrie From Carrie

Prom dresses in the '70s were super glam and super slinky. Go for a floor length material that really flows with your body. Just, don't pair your dress with pig's blood, please.

Buy It At ASOS for $152

Josie From Never Been Kissed

Sup, '80s? Think of this dress as Josie Grosie the revamp: You've got the same, metallic, lamé material with just a little more skin and ruffles in more flattering spots.

Buy It At Nasty Gal for $120

Lacey From She's All That

Prom dresses in the '90s really focused on minimalism and cami straps, so Lacey definitely did this look right. But she adds a little more flare with some subtle sequins. This is the sort of dress that can be prom friendly and also suitable for any other fancy dress occasions.

Buy It At Dolls Kill for $74

Andie From Pretty In Pink

It's super hard to cop that DIY style that Andie brought to her prom dress in Pretty In Pink but you can emulate it with a high neck dress or a dress with some seriously interesting sleeves. Just make sure the dress is pink!

Buy It At Dolls Kill for $252

Bella From Twilight

This deep blue dress with a plunge neckline is super similar to the dress Bella wears in Breaking Dawn, especially the color and the wrap style under the breast. If you really want to rock this dress like Bella, wear some Converse with it.

Buy It At Macy's for $209

Bianca From 10 Things I Hate About You

Bianca went ultra girly for prom with a straight up tulle skirt. You can cop a similar style at ASOS, available in blue (as seen), pink and lilac. Pair with a satin top to really pull the look together.

Buy It At ASOS for $59

Sandy From Grease

If you want to rock a Sandy inspired look, just go for a fit and flare style dress. You can get a more structured style as seen on the right or go for something a little more airy around the skirt like Sandy's.

Buy It At ASOS for $117

Romy And Michele From Romy And Michele's High School Reunion

Be an '80s style rebel with a super short black dress for prom. Straps, sequins, mesh, beads...go all out!

Buy It At Dolls Kill for $113

Are you going to prom? What are you going to wear? Which dress is your favorite?  Tell us in the comments!

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