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Here's What The Staff Of BuzzFeed Wore To The Prom

Oh. What. A. Night.

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Karen Hobowsky

Junior prom (which I planned, because of course. The theme was "starry night" ughghghgh). Horrid Jessica McClintock dress. Horrible updo and accessories. 100% hilarious. — Karen Hobowsky, Operations Associate


Sarah Burton

This was my junior prom, and I traveled to what I believed to be a boutique shop three hours away to get this dress. When I showed up with friends to take pictures, this other girl had the dress in blue. I was like, "Crap, the blue is so much better. Ugh. UGH." Let's just say her dress did not make it through the night unscathed (wink wink nudge nudge). — Sarah Burton, Humor Writer



Rachel Christensen

I lost a lot of weight before prom and felt really cool and pretty and then got super drunk all weekend down the Jersey Shore!!! Prom rules! — Rachel Christensen, Director of Social Media, BuzzFeed


Andrea Hickey

My school was very very small and the junior classes needed to sell enough prom tickets we were allowed to start going to prom in 9th grade. So this is me in 9th grade with my date, full of angst. — Andrea Hickey, Senior Designer/Illustrator



Emma Tyler

My dress was massive. I looked like one of those birthday cakes where you stick a Barbie in the top and the entire cake is her skirt. Also, I am orange due to an incredibly aggressive spray tan. Also, I believe I made my mom add extra sequins to the top of this dress because CLEARLY there wasn't already enough going on here. — Emma Tyler, Junior Social Media Strategist


Logan Rhoades

This was prom senior year right after King and Queen were announced. On the right is one of my friends who won Prom King. I'm on the left with the wristband on my forearm, my collar popped, and I'm throwing up the sign of my neighborhood (HP... for Hanover Park, Illinois). Anyway, the previous year, I won a competition, so I got my prom outfit for free. I went with silver because my date was wearing a blush pink dress. And I popped my collar because I was awesome. (If you look closely, you can see my cartilage piercing). — Logan Rhoades, Video Producer



Nyla Wissa

Decided to go to prom with my best friend, and our photographer (also, my uncle) wanted us to take lovey dovey pictures. This is me in mid-sentence saying, "he's my best friend! I don't want to take pictures with him like we're a couple!" He agreed with me 100%. — Nyla Wissa, Video Curation Fellow


Kristin Harris

Oh god. I remember spending way too much damn money on this Betsey Johnson dress because it was the ~hip thing to do~. For some reason I thought it was a cool idea to dye my hair dark underneath, and then thought it was even COOLER to get random hot pink extensions. Pray for 2007-me. — Kristin Harris, Associate Celebrity Editor & Talent Relations


Christian Zamora

This was my junior year prom. I went with one of my best friends and we decided to dress in all black with pops of yellow and pink. Sine we were best friends, we wanted to do something fun for our photo, so she grabbed my leg and we made some silly faces — we didn't think much of it. A week later, we get our prom photos (we both bought pretty extensive photo packages because we thought it was going to be SUCH a fun picture) and our black-on-black blended together so much in the photo that it looks like she's ~pleasuring~ herself. And how's she's holding my leg just makes it look even worse!

My Mormon mother refused to put the picture ANYWHERE in the house. — Christian Zamora, Celeb Writer


My BFF and I who wanted to show up all the actual str8 couples in our prom party with my sequin dress and over 1 foot of height difference. Fun fact: one of these pictures made it to the front page of reddit and someone keeps re-posting it saying i'm their sister and he's my wrestler boyfriend lollllllll — Caroline Kee, Staff Writer


Anna Kopsky

My prom — THOUGH NOT THAT LONG AGO, LIKE 5 YEARS — I wore Nikes with my dress and bedazzled a Batman mask with my BFF, for some goddamn reason. So they're embarrassing to me, but you can decide! — Anna Kopsky, Junior Community Editor


Sarah Han

I spent over $300 on my prom dress and still hate myself for it. *bangs head against wall* Not over it. Here's me and my best friend lifting up our dresses like the cool, sexy people we are to show off our garters (I'm still not sure what the purpose of those were????). — Sarah Han, Shopping & Products Intern


Weesie Viera

2003 was definitely the year of those really oddly colored can't-see-my-eyes sunglasses that all the guys were rocking. I actually made the first move and asked Thom to be my date — you can't let the good ones slip away! I remember going to Henri Bendel in NYC for my dress, which was a bit of a departure from the formal floor-length sparkly/beady prom look. Also shout-out to Trey in the background who is clearly getting caffeinated for the long night ahead. — Weesie Vieira, Editorial Communications Director


Sally Kaplan

My dad had taken me from Florida to NYC to get my dream Nicole Miller prom dress, while my best friend refused to pay more than $20 and "went to TJ Maxx for that shit." Needless to say, her dress broke like seven separate times at prom so we spent most of it in the bathroom trying to figure out how to keep it from literally falling off her body. — Sally Kaplan, Shopping and Products Intern


Augusta Falletta

I was way, way, WAY too into hair flowers in high school. I had this one custom made to match my...purple sandstorm tiger print dress? At least my best friend looked like a knockout. — Augusta Falletta, Deputy Style Editor


Erin Chack

They made us take buses to prom because of an underage drinking incident a few years earlier. I hated the buses, but I hated prom more. I am still dating this boy though, so that's cool I guess. — Erin Chack, Senior Editor