The Best Prom Moments From Your Favorite Movies

Even if you’re closer to your 10-year high school reunion than you are your last prom, there’s no harm in a quick trip down memory lane.

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    Click through for our list of the best prom moments in film, and while you’re at it, shop your favorite looks. Re-live the dream!

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    PHOTO: Buena Vista/Getty Images

    10 Things I Hate About You

    Is it just us, or was a two-piece prom look the ultimate quest? We attribute this entirely to Bianca Stratford.

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    Free People Tea Length Knit Tutu Slip ($108)

    ​Who says you have to be a teenager to rock a tutu? Not us.

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    PHOTO: Paramount Pictures/Fotos International/Getty Images

    Grease

    This one’s easy. Sure, Sandy Olsen is remembered for her black leather look, but what stole our hearts was her corsage-encrusted, spaghetti strap dress she wore. We don’t mind those t-strap heels, either.

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    Christian Louboutin Belly Nono Heels ($895)

    ​These would pair nicely with just about any flowy dress you’ve got in your closet.

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    Jawbreaker

    She may have “killed the teen dream,” but the dream lives on with her sheer-bottom dress.

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    Gold Hawk Long Night Dress ($174)

    ​Toss a denim jacket over this, and you’ve got yourself an ideal outfit for a warm summer evening.

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    PHOTO: Paramount/courtesy Everett Collection

    Mean Girls

    Only Regina George could pull off a floral crown-embellished neck brace. So fetch.

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    ASOS Blossom Flower Hair Crown ($22)

    ​A floral crown is almost synonymous with spring at this point.

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    PHOTO: Everett Collection

    She’s All That

    Aside from having the best dance scene, our favorite prom moment of She’s All That: Laney Boggs’ Kate Moss-esque thin-strapped black dress.

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    Acne Studio Spaghetti-Strap Satin Dress ($750)

    ​The Who What Wear office is buzzing about how chic this LBD is.

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    PHOTO: Everett Collection

    Never Been Kissed

    This one goes out to all the scrunchie-loving, ruffle-wearing ladies out there. A voluminous metallic sleeve never hurt anybody, right?

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    Johhny Loves Rosie Polka Dot Hair Scrunchie ($15)

    ​Call us crazy, but we’re quite fond of the scrunchie.

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    The Virgin Suicides

    There isn’t a girl out there who doesn’t wish she is sartorially some (or all) parts Lux Lisbon, and we’ll keep it that way.

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    Reformation Athena Dress ($198)

    ​At long last: An ultra-flattering frock in a dainty print.

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    Pretty In Pink

    Andie Walsh’s polka dot bespoke creation had us all reaching for our scissors come prom season. Many a dress was ruined in the DIY process (sorry, mom).

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    Juan Vidal Marilyn Dress ($857)

    ​We’re not saying you’ll wear it everywhere, but at some point in time, you’ll be calling out for a halter-neck, polka dot dress. When that happens, make it this one.

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Belly Nono Heels

Belly Nono Heels

Christian Louboutin, $895
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Tea Length Knit Tutu Slip

Tea Length Knit Tutu Slip

Free People, $108
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Long Night Dress

Long Night Dress

Gold Hawk, $174
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Blossom Flower Hair Crown

Blossom Flower Hair Crown

ASOS, $22
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Spaghetti-Strap Satin Dress

Spaghetti-Strap Satin Dress

Acne Studio, $750
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Polka Dot Hair Scrunchie

Polka Dot Hair Scrunchie

Johhny Loves Rosie, $15
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Athena Dress

Athena Dress

Reformation, $198
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Marilyn Dress

Marilyn Dress

Juan Vidal, $857
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