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This Is What Prom Looks Like In 21 States

From Hawaii to Florida, and everywhere else in between!

We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to show us what people wear to prom where they're from. Here’s what prom looks like in different parts of the country:

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"My bestie and I took our other bestie (middle) to her senior prom in Arizona. Our group theme was blue." —tvabell
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"My bestie and I took our other bestie (middle) to her senior prom in Arizona. Our group theme was blue." —tvabell

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"Please dress up for prom in Central California. The general agreement is: short dresses for winter formal, long dresses for prom. It’s super taboo to wear anything shorter than tea length to prom here." —soaringlauren
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"Please dress up for prom in Central California. The general agreement is: short dresses for winter formal, long dresses for prom. It’s super taboo to wear anything shorter than tea length to prom here." —soaringlauren

"My prom 2018 look from SoCal! I decided to keep it simple with a wrap dress." —karleea3
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"My prom 2018 look from SoCal! I decided to keep it simple with a wrap dress." —karleea3

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"Everyone wears full-length dresses here. You stand out if you wear a short dress." —jmalicea29
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"Everyone wears full-length dresses here. You stand out if you wear a short dress." —jmalicea29

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"I only got this dress for the pockets." —hannahxabrams
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"I only got this dress for the pockets." —hannahxabrams

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"A Haku Lei is a must!" —addylynnn
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"A Haku Lei is a must!" —addylynnn

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"Prom for us in Barrington, Illinois is incredibly extra. I wanted to go all out this year, and by all out I mean spending an embarrassing amount of money on one dress. Totally worth it though!" —sarahh4c679689c
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"Prom for us in Barrington, Illinois is incredibly extra. I wanted to go all out this year, and by all out I mean spending an embarrassing amount of money on one dress. Totally worth it though!" —sarahh4c679689c

"We live in Illinois, it was incredibly cold and rainy that day!" —grappe89
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"We live in Illinois, it was incredibly cold and rainy that day!" —grappe89

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"I’m from West Lafayette, Indiana, and this is my junior prom outfit. I went from jeans and a t-shirt, to a leather jacket and jumpsuit badass." —rachelz417ece90c
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"I’m from West Lafayette, Indiana, and this is my junior prom outfit. I went from jeans and a t-shirt, to a leather jacket and jumpsuit badass." —rachelz417ece90c

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"Everyone in Iowa wears long, formal dresses!" —ellah488673ca2
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"Everyone in Iowa wears long, formal dresses!" —ellah488673ca2

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"Everything was flashy and short. Since we usually rent dresses for prom, I demanded that my dress had never been worn by an upperclassman. I was a bit high-maintenance but you only get one senior prom, so why not?" —carleec4abce7c24
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"Everything was flashy and short. Since we usually rent dresses for prom, I demanded that my dress had never been worn by an upperclassman. I was a bit high-maintenance but you only get one senior prom, so why not?" —carleec4abce7c24

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"There was a huge snow storm two days before, so we had a day off from school, but prom still went on!" —ashleighn49ef71c46
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"There was a huge snow storm two days before, so we had a day off from school, but prom still went on!" —ashleighn49ef71c46

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"These are all my best friends. We go to a prep school in New York and we call ourselves the Real Housewives of Léman." —franniem3
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"These are all my best friends. We go to a prep school in New York and we call ourselves the Real Housewives of Léman." —franniem3

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"Our school only has a senior prom, and we all wear long dresses!" —elizabethm490bdca60
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"Our school only has a senior prom, and we all wear long dresses!" —elizabethm490bdca60

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"I didn't have a date but I still had a great time." —galaticrebel
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"I didn't have a date but I still had a great time." —galaticrebel

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"I know I slayed it in this dress!" —mollyh4f26d38b0
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"I know I slayed it in this dress!" —mollyh4f26d38b0

"Everyone wore long gowns they got from the mall. Not anything too extravagant, but not casual either." —helenabelles
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"Everyone wore long gowns they got from the mall. Not anything too extravagant, but not casual either." —helenabelles

"Prom is so extra, we spent a ridiculous amount of money. The dress alone was almost a thousand dollars, and it’s all for one night of fun." —katelynb40d08692a
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"Prom is so extra, we spent a ridiculous amount of money. The dress alone was almost a thousand dollars, and it’s all for one night of fun." —katelynb40d08692a

Everyone looks amazing!!!!

CW

Some responses have been lightly edited and condensed for clarity.

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