Choosing the perfect prom dress can be a stressful affair - unless, of course, your mom has a rocking one stashed away in her closet. More and more teens these days are donning their moms' old frocks to the big night, and you know what? They look absolutely bomb.


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We can't even blame them for wanting to borrow. According to PromGirl, the leading online Prom dress retailer in the US, a prom night in 2017 can cost over $2000 in total! Mind you, this is only if you completely blow out on limo rentals, fancy dinner, and a professional photoshoot. But most prom tickets alone cost over $100, and a trendy dress can run up to 4 times as much. By reaching for your mom's vintage vestments, you're not only bringing chic retro styles back to life, but you're saving yourself loads of money and hassle (and you just might overfill your mom's heart with pride).

Most recently, a high school senior named Ally Johnson from Hilliard, Ohio, decided to sport her mom's sumptuous gown from 1995 to her own prom. "People were shocked, they didn't think that could have been my mom's senior prom dress," she told TODAY Style. "It's a vintage, old Hollywood look." Scroll down to see more beauties who looked picture perfect for prom in their moms' old threads! (h/t)

#1 Tacky Prom Last Night!

Tacky Prom Last Night!

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ADHORTATOR 2 weeks ago

Spirit of the 80s!

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#2 First Worn In 1962 - Last Worn In 2013. Mother, Two Daughters And One Grand Daughter

First Worn In 1962 - Last Worn In 2013. Mother, Two Daughters And One Grand Daughter

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Ava Masumi 2 weeks ago

Such a cute dress! But it seems like It's losing its volume

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#3 The Mom On The Left Says Her Daughter Was Left Disappointed By A Dress She Ordered Online, So She Raided Her Closet And Found This Saucy Purple Number Instead

The Mom On The Left Says Her Daughter Was Left Disappointed By A Dress She Ordered Online, So She Raided Her Closet And Found This Saucy Purple Number Instead

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Stacey Holland 2 weeks ago

Is it just me or do the parent in the 80's and 90's look so much older than their children at the same age?!

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#4 Wearing My Mom's Prom Dress 25 Years Later!

Wearing My Mom's Prom Dress 25 Years Later!

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Michel M. Prins 2 weeks ago

Simple and stylish. Looks great!

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#5 My Daughter Did That. She Wore My Exact Prom Dress From My Prom

My Daughter Did That. She Wore My Exact Prom Dress From My Prom

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Sandra La Madeleine 2 weeks ago

So elegant!

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#6 Prom 1980 Something And Prom 2016

Prom 1980 Something And Prom 2016

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Violaine LB 2 weeks ago

I love that dress!!!

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#7 Had The Privilege Of Wearing My Mom's Dress To Prom Tonight

Had The Privilege Of Wearing My Mom's Dress To Prom Tonight

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jacluckycat 2 weeks ago

Beautiful dress i love true red

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#8 Me In 1996 And My Daughter, Zoe In 2016 Wearing The Same Prom Dress

Me In 1996 And My Daughter, Zoe In 2016 Wearing The Same Prom Dress

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Emily Black 2 weeks ago

I love the pattern on the dress! It's a very pretty dress.

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#9 My Daughter Wore My Gown To A Friends Senior Prom That I Wore For My Sister In Law's Wedding 20 Years Ago

My Daughter Wore My Gown To A Friends Senior Prom That I Wore For My Sister In Law's Wedding 20 Years Ago

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Violaine LB 2 weeks ago

That dress is gorgeous.

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#10 Wore The Dress My Mum Made When She Was 17. In 1987. And Wore It To My Senior Ball Last Weekend

Wore The Dress My Mum Made When She Was 17. In 1987. And Wore It To My Senior Ball Last Weekend

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Justyna 2 weeks ago

I wish I could sew like that.

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