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.

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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3 years 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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Michel M. Prins
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3 years ago

This kind of dress will probably never get out of style. Remember to save it for your children!

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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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Brenda Olano
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3 years ago

I wonder if it's mom and dad in the left photo, pretty daughter hihi :)

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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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Stille20
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3 years ago

Little black dress. Never goes out of style.

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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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Annabell
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3 years ago

What a proud Smile daughter's boyfriend has 😍

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#6

Prom 1980 Something And Prom 2016

Prom 1980 Something And Prom 2016

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Violaine LB
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3 years 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
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3 years 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
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3 years 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
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3 years 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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Michel M. Prins
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3 years ago

Even the pose looks very similar! I love it!

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#11

1989 Is Like, Super In Right Now

1989 Is Like, Super In Right Now

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3 years ago

Oh , I love this dress

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#12

My Daughter Wore My Prom Dress 19 Years Later ..!! 1998/2017

My Daughter Wore My Prom Dress 19 Years Later ..!! 1998/2017

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Panda Man
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3 years ago

Pretty daughter

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#13

I Wore The Same Dress My Mom Wore For Her Prom

I Wore The Same Dress My Mom Wore For Her Prom

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AnnaJosefin Wall
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3 years ago

The new details makes it look brand new

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Wearing My Mother's Prom Dress From 1983

Wearing My Mother's Prom Dress From 1983

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Michel M. Prins
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3 years ago

I don't see these kind of dresses a lot for proms. It's nice to see some are trying different kinds. It looks very lovely!

Shelly Moore
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3 years ago

This looks very similar to the dress I wore for my wedding in 1980. It was $20 on clearance. :-) I wore a floppy white hat. My first husband wore a mint green suit. Lol!

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Lisa Shelton
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3 years ago

It looks like a nightgown.

Flora Polvado
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3 years ago

"Little House On the Prairie" was still on tv. "Prairie" was actually a clothing style for a minute.

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Monika Barbee
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3 years ago

This was a VERY popular dress from the 80"s . Gunne Sax was the brand. Everyone wore this style at that time.

Jesus Wäre
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3 years ago

Idk about anyone else but I love these old fashioned dresses

Brianna Bury
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3 years ago

Gunne Sax!? <3

DBLori
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3 years ago

I have a Gunne Sax wedding dress that I bought at their outlet in SF in 1986 for my wedding. It was $49.99 and didn't look like any of the other dresses (Gunne Sax). When I tried it on (only 1 dressing room that everyone shared - it was a large room with mirrors) everyone turned around and said, "Where did you find that dress!" That was my cue to get it. hahaha

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Sarai Morrissette
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3 years ago

Looks like something out of Little House on the prairie.

Mary Hurst
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3 years ago

Little house on the Prairie mist have been the Prom Theme

Nicolas Letarte
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3 years ago

Oh! She is so beautiful!

Michele Kerry
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3 years ago

It's very Florence Welch- I love it, and you wear it very well

Heather Riseborough
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3 years ago

Very Laura Ashley!

Terri Bryant
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3 years ago

Looks like mine, Gunny Sack was so pretty.

Candy Serrano
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3 years ago

Looks like a princess 😍

Heather Riseborough
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3 years ago

Lovely, it looks like a Laura Ashley wedding dress.

Lyone Fein
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3 years ago

Gunnie Sax. I remember these.

Jason Basa
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3 years ago

best one

Joy Patterson
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3 years ago

Wait at first I thought that the first picture was just a close up of her face... But then I realized that that's her mother on the first one. She looks just like her!!!

Manda Miller
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3 years ago

whoa, she cloned herself, down to the birthmark!

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AnnieLaurie Burke
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3 years ago

Wow! Lovely vintage style -- so pretty and feminine!

Claire Von Hirdler
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3 years ago

it kind of looks like a very fancy nightgown!

Peggy Beckwith
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3 years ago

Same person, same mole😞....CHEATER

Birgit Þórðardóttir
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3 years ago

1983? More like 1883. It's a lovly dress and all but it looks more like dress you'd see in the little house on the prairie

Renee Yee
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3 years ago

Same person on both pictures? even the mark on right side of face are same...

P.Brux FHell
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3 years ago

Are you sure it was 1983 or 1893's little house on the prairie?

Judy Abrams
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3 years ago

You look like twins.

Qotita Sol
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3 years ago

I think both pictures are the daughter.

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ugh
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3 years ago

Absolutely my favourite! I LIVE for this kinds of dresses <3

Yldîz Chengi
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3 years ago

Kinda creepy

Jennifer Garlock
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3 years ago

Like the carina movie?

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Dinnar Yahya
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3 years ago

They look so alike!

Tracey Martens
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3 years ago

That's so TOTALLY early '80's.

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#15

Me (2017) In My Mom's Junior Prom Dress (1996)

Me (2017) In My Mom's Junior Prom Dress (1996)

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Beatriz Maia
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3 years ago

omg this is the best dress of all! so pretty!!

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#16

Wore My Mama's Dress To Prom

Wore My Mama's Dress To Prom

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Chloé Britain
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3 years ago

Gorgeous dress

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#17

Since I Was Wearing My Mom's Senior Prom Dress From The '70s, We Had To Recreate This Gem

Since I Was Wearing My Mom's Senior Prom Dress From The '70s, We Had To Recreate This Gem

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Rupali Nirmal
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3 years ago

this guy looks like a taller and slimmer version of Kunal Nayyar

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#18

Mom And I Shared Several Dresses, 24 Years Apart

Mom And I Shared Several Dresses, 24 Years Apart

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varwenea
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3 years ago

Love this classic cocktail dress

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#19

That's Me On The Left In 1993 And On The Right - My Daughter In 2017, Wearing My Prom Dress. I'm Happy She Likes My Style

That's Me On The Left In 1993 And On The Right - My Daughter In 2017, Wearing My Prom Dress. I'm Happy She Likes My Style

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Stille20
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3 years ago

I'd say it's dated, but it looks so fabulous on both.

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#20

I Wore A Dress (Green) Passed From My Grandmother To My Aunt And Down To Me For My Sorority Formal And It Was Perfect!!

I Wore A Dress (Green) Passed From My Grandmother To My Aunt And Down To Me For My Sorority Formal And It Was Perfect!!

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Lara B.
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3 years ago

So beautiful!!!

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#21

My Daughter Has Always Said She Wanted To Wear Mom's Dress For Her Senior Prom, Mission Complete

My Daughter Has Always Said She Wanted To Wear Mom's Dress For Her Senior Prom, Mission Complete

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Sheila Capps
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3 years ago

That's her dad, right?

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#22

Revamped My Mom's Old Prom Dress And Wore It To My Senior Prom

Revamped My Mom's Old Prom Dress And Wore It To My Senior Prom

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Stille20
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3 years ago

Cute idea.

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#23

I Think It's The Most Beautiful, But I'm A Little Biased Toward My Own Family....1987 And 2017

I Think It's The Most Beautiful, But I'm A Little Biased Toward My Own Family....1987 And 2017

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M O'Connell
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3 years ago

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Wow, the political-incorrectness of Mom's prom theme.... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heaven%27s_Gate_(religious_group)

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#24

Mom's Prom Dress

Mom's Prom Dress

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Sasha Mirt
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3 years ago

Jessica Rabbit dress

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#25

Mother And Daughter Wearing The Same Prom Dress

Mother And Daughter Wearing The Same Prom Dress

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Eliza
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3 years ago

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Is it a dress, really?

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#26

Me At Prom On The Left In 1990. My Daughter In My Dress Going To Her Prom In 2014

Me At Prom On The Left In 1990. My Daughter In My Dress Going To Her Prom In 2014

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Ava Masumi
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3 years ago

Cute mom

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#27

My Wife And I 1997 Prom Our Daughter 2017 Prom Same Dress!

My Wife And I 1997 Prom Our Daughter 2017 Prom Same Dress!

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Irina Culic
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3 years ago

You married your highschool sweetheart, this is so awwww😍 And the daughter has her father's smile!

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#28

Sharing As My Daughter Wore Mine Just This Past Sat! My Prom 1996, Hers 2017

Sharing As My Daughter Wore Mine Just This Past Sat! My Prom 1996, Hers 2017

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Michel M. Prins
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3 years ago

The remained perfectly well in quality in those 20+ years

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#29

My Daughters Prom Was This Past Weekend And She Wore My Prom Dress From 20 Years Ago. Black Dresses Are Never Out Of Style

My Daughters Prom Was This Past Weekend And She Wore My Prom Dress From 20 Years Ago. Black Dresses Are Never Out Of Style

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3 years ago

I agree

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#30

Love That My Daughter Is Wearing My 17 Year Old Dress

Love That My Daughter Is Wearing My 17 Year Old Dress

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Anne Madag
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3 years ago

same smile :)

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#31

My Little Sister Decided To Wear My Mom's Prom Dress For Her Prom This Year

My Little Sister Decided To Wear My Mom's Prom Dress For Her Prom This Year

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Silent Skeleton
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3 years ago

Gorgeous :o)

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#32

Proud To Wear My Moms Prom Dress 22 Years Later

Proud To Wear My Moms Prom Dress 22 Years Later

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3 years ago

Black never gets out of style

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#33

My Daughter Wore The Same Dress I Wore In 1988 To My Senior Military Ball

My Daughter Wore The Same Dress I Wore In 1988 To My Senior Military Ball

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Alisa Roberts
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3 years ago

you look like you had a lot more fun tho!

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#34

My Oldest Daughter Trying On My Prom Dress A Couple Of Years Ago

My Oldest Daughter Trying On My Prom Dress A Couple Of Years Ago

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Stille20
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3 years ago

Love that dress.

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#35

She Didn't Wear It To Prom But I At Least Got Her To Try It On And Stand In The Same Spot The Morning Of Her Prom Day At My Parents House....20 Years Later

She Didn't Wear It To Prom But I At Least Got Her To Try It On And Stand In The Same Spot The Morning Of Her Prom Day At My Parents House....20 Years Later

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Janice Foster
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3 years ago

She looks great - if I wete her, I would hee worn it for sure!

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Mother And Daughter Wearing The Same Prom Dress

Mother And Daughter Wearing The Same Prom Dress

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Anna Einstein
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3 years ago

And the same smile!

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#37

My Mom Had Been Saving Her Old Prom Dress For All These Years Just So Her Future Daughter Could Try It On

My Mom Had Been Saving Her Old Prom Dress For All These Years Just So Her Future Daughter Could Try It On

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Claire
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3 years ago

Looks so flat without the hooped skirt underneath

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#38

Me And My Mom Our Junior Prom In The Same Exact Dres

Me And My Mom Our Junior Prom In The Same Exact Dres

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Ze Werewuff
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3 years ago

Mom and daughter look like twins.

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#39

1998 Vs 2017

1998 Vs 2017

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Shruti Naik
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3 years ago

Looks nice on mom with her curves...

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#40

I Dont Have A Picture Of My Mom In It But I Algered The Top To Make It Fit Me For Prom After My Mom Passed Away

I Dont Have A Picture Of My Mom In It But I Algered The Top To Make It Fit Me For Prom After My Mom Passed Away

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Anne Madag
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3 years ago

nice partner, I thought that was your brother. same hair and same eyeglasses

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#41

My Daughter Wore My Prom Dress From 1990

My Daughter Wore My Prom Dress From 1990

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Stille20
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3 years ago

sans sleeves.. totally works

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#42

My Senior Prom Dress 1996, My Daughter's Prom In 2017

My Senior Prom Dress 1996, My Daughter's Prom In 2017

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Heather Lynn
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3 years ago

You are both gorgeous! Great posture.

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#43

Saved Money On Prom By Going Vintage - I Wore My Momma's Prom Dress

Saved Money On Prom By Going Vintage - I Wore My Momma's Prom Dress

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Justyna
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3 years ago

what a pretty girl!

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#44

Prom 2017, Prom 1992... The Same Dress.

Prom 2017, Prom 1992... The Same Dress.

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Anne Madag
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3 years ago

I like 1st picture

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#45

Me In 2015, My Mom In 1986

Me In 2015, My Mom In 1986

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Anne Madag
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3 years ago

same face and same hair. :)

#46

My Daughter Wore My Re-purposed Prom Dress From 1987 And Loved It!

My Daughter Wore My Re-purposed Prom Dress From 1987 And Loved It!

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Oliwia Czerwińska
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3 years ago

That shoes... I'm dying

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#47

My Daughter Wearing My Prom Dress

My Daughter Wearing My Prom Dress

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Anne Madag
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3 years ago

nice :))

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#48

I Wore My Mom's Wedding Dress!

I Wore My Mom's Wedding Dress!

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Anne Madag
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3 years ago

nice :))

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#49

My Daughter Wore My Senior Prom Dress To Her Junior Prom (left: Mom 1990 / Right: Daughter 2014)

My Daughter Wore My Senior Prom Dress To Her Junior Prom (left: Mom 1990 / Right: Daughter 2014)

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Laura Guerard
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3 years ago

Stunning dress!

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#50

Who Wore It Better?

Who Wore It Better?

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Amy Chen
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3 years ago

Mother and daughter lookalike. But what's uncanny is their dates have similar features as well.

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#51

My Mom Going To Her Senior Prom 1987 Vs. Me Going To My Senior Prom 2017 (Same Dress Just A Few Changes Made)

My Mom Going To Her Senior Prom 1987 Vs. Me Going To My Senior Prom 2017 (Same Dress Just A Few Changes Made)

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Sheila Capps
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3 years ago

I call your bluff. And even if it is the same base, it's not the same dress.

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#52

'90 Vs '08

'90 Vs '08

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3 years ago

Oops. '89 vs '08

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#53

Trying On Moms Wedding Dress 1989 Vs. 2017

Trying On Moms Wedding Dress 1989 Vs. 2017

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Friedlander Rosenzweig
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3 years ago

Two gorgeous brides!

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#54

25 Year Span

25 Year Span

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Pat
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3 years ago

Daughter looks just like mom.

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#55

Recreated My Moms Wedding Dress From The 80s

Recreated My Moms Wedding Dress From The 80s

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Jean Schweibish
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3 years ago

Looked like a shroud in its earlier incarnation.

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#56

1999 To 2017

1999 To 2017

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#57

Wore My Mom's Wedding Dress For 1976 To My Highschool Military Ball In 1997. I'm On The Left.

Wore My Mom's Wedding Dress For 1976 To My Highschool Military Ball In 1997. I'm On The Left.

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KittyBax
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3 years ago

I love it!

#58

I Don't Have A Photo Of My Mom, But I Wore Her Wedding Dress For Our First Anniversary Photos.

I Don't Have A Photo Of My Mom, But I Wore Her Wedding Dress For Our First Anniversary Photos.

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#59

Like Mother, Like Daughter...they Both Slayed!

Like Mother, Like Daughter...they Both Slayed!

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Desiree Summer
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3 years ago

I <3 that dress!!

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#60

My Daughter Wore My Prom Dress In Her High School Musical. Left: 1994, Right: 2016

My Daughter Wore My Prom Dress In Her High School Musical. Left: 1994, Right: 2016

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Beata Karpowicz Gaca
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3 years ago

nice :)

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#61

Same Prom Dress! Left-mother, 1988...right-daughter, 2016

Same Prom Dress! Left-mother, 1988...right-daughter, 2016