20 Of The Most Outlandish Prom Wear Looks Throughout The Years

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1. The “Up, Up, and Away” Gown

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You can literally bring the party with you in this little number.

2. The “The ’80s Were Great” Couple

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3. The “I Really Love Steampunk and Take Things Very Seriously” Suit

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That’s a lot of look.

4. The “Ya Know What Goes Great with an Entirely White Tuxedo? A Sensible White Cane” Look

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5. The “This Could Also Work for Church” Outfit

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6. The “This Could Definitely Not Work for Church” Outfit

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7. The “Driver, I’ve Already Told You. No, I Am Not Mr. Monopoly” Topcoat and Tails

Nic’s events / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / Via Flickr: nics_events

Points to this gentleman for the top hat and gloves.

8. The “Put Your Hands Where I Can See ‘Em” Suit

benuski / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / Via Flickr: benuski

Like a young Dick Tracy.

9. The “I Love Butterflies So Much I Became One” Dress

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It’s like she’s emerging from her cocoon.

10. The “Yeah, I Don’t Know, I’m Thinking About Maybe Getting a Unicorn” Tux

j.reed / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / Via Flickr: jreed

And just a PSA: Unless you’re Jared Leto at the Oscars, step away from the white tuxedos, guys.

11. The “Gold Lamé-king Me Look Gorgeous” Ensemble

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12. The “DOESN’T THIS LOOK LIKE IT WAS DIPPED IN MARBLE?!” Accessory Pack

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That cummerbund really makes the outfit.

13. The “Gentle Caress” Dress

ann-dabney / CC BY-ND http://2.0 / Via Flickr: ann-dabney

Velvet is always a nice touch.

14. The “Ayyyy! Look at These Frickin’ Collars” Trio

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15. The “Urban Safari” Gowns

merfam / CC BY http://2.0 / Via Flickr: merfam

16. The “9021-Oh-Damn-We-Look-Good” Seniors

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17. The “Let’s Mess Around with Gender Roles” Duo

Joe Shlabotnik / CC BY http://2.0 / Via Flickr: joeshlabotnik

Because why not?

18. The “Do You Like Patterns? We LOVE Patterns” Threesome

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#Patterns

19. The “What Would Justin Bieber Wear?” Pair

EmilyGrace Photography / CC BY http://2.0 / Via Flickr: emilygracephotography

Cheers to the dudes who know how to accessorize!

20. The “Human Disco Ball” Dress

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It’s reflective of her personality.

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