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)

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Tacky Prom Last Night!

Tacky Prom Last Night!

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ADHORTATOR 2 years ago

Spirit of the 80s!

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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 years ago

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

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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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Stacey Holland 2 years 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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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 years ago

Simple and stylish. Looks great!

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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 years 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 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 2 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 2 years ago

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

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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 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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Justyna 2 years ago

I wish I could sew like that.

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#11

1989 Is Like, Super In Right Now

1989 Is Like, Super In Right Now

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just a thought 2 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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Μαρία Μάρκου 2 years ago

Momma was Killin it

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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 2 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 2 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!

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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 2 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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Shruti Naik 2 years ago

Lovely 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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Johan Ruda 2 years ago

I know this is about the dresses, but I love the shoes on the right guy :D

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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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Sylvia Koresh 2 years ago

The most stylish and timeless dress out of all the posts!

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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 2 years ago

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

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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. 2 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 2 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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Shruti Naik 2 years ago

Nicely done...

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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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Cukie 2 years ago

Love his shoes lol

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#24

Mom's Prom Dress

Mom's Prom Dress

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Sasha Mirt 2 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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Potato 2 years ago

S l a y

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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 2 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 2 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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Jamie Sims 2 years ago

I see she raised the slit 😀

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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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Annika Jones 2 years ago

I keep thinking '20 years ago? Wow it looks modern for an 80s dress!' then realising that it's actually from the late 90s.

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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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Tesla Sulu 2 years ago

doing the math...seems like it was a really great prom night for many of these posters....

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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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jacluckycat 2 years ago

You don't see enough emerald green dresses anymore

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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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Michel M. Prins 2 years ago

And you wear a same smile like her as well! Amazing! :D

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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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person (i think) 2 years ago

I love the original picture!!

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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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Catalina Ioan 2 years ago

Is that a doggie tail wandering by in the frame?

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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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Susie Stock 2 years ago

Time to change the carpet!

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#36

Mother And Daughter Wearing The Same Prom Dress

Mother And Daughter Wearing The Same Prom Dress

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Anna Einstein 2 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 2 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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Hope Floats 2 years ago

Is it only me that can see Buddy Holly in the daughter's partner?.. ( Or am i showing my age?..Ha,ha,ha,ha )

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#39

1998 Vs 2017

1998 Vs 2017

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Susan Forbes 2 years ago

Love the color and classic style

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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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Shayla Bennett 2 years ago

A beautiful way to celebrate a fallen loved ones memory. She would have been proud.

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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 2 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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Giulia Buzzi 2 years ago

This is such a wonderful dress! my god, I know it could sound a little dumb or strange, but.. where did you buy it? do you have a name or something? I would really like to search if something like that does still exist, nowadays.. Things you can buy now are so.. boring, and without originality..

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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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Beks Czar 2 years ago

Am I the only one who thought it was the red one dyed black and altered the ruffles higher? I didn't even see the black dress in the original picture. A duh.

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#44

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

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

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Carriedawn Smith 2 years ago

The daughter had the A line skirt altered into a mermaid fit. It's a lot cuter.

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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 2 years ago

same face and same hair. :)

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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 2 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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Amy Kennedy 2 years ago

Aren't these the mother and daughter from earlier?

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#48

I Wore My Mom's Wedding Dress!

I Wore My Mom's Wedding Dress!

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Aneesha Bhimra 2 years ago

Beautiful :)

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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 2 years ago

Beautiful women!

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#50

Who Wore It Better?

Who Wore It Better?

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Amy Chen 2 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 2 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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Trying On Moms Wedding Dress 1989 Vs. 2017

Trying On Moms Wedding Dress 1989 Vs. 2017

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Aneesha Bhimra 2 years ago

Both look stunning! :₹

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#54

25 Year Span

25 Year Span

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Pat 2 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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Marsena Cook 1 year ago

Daughter's version is way better!

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#56

1999 To 2017

1999 To 2017

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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 2 years ago

I love it!

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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 2 years ago

I <3 that dress!!

#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 2 years ago

nice :)

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

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

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Olga wassupbrothers 2 years ago

This dress is amazing!

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My Daughter Is Wearing My Prom Dress 1995-2017

My Daughter Is Wearing My Prom Dress 1995-2017

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My Daughter On Left Trying On My Senior Prom Dress/me On Right 1999 Senior Prom

My Daughter On Left Trying On My Senior Prom Dress/me On Right 1999 Senior Prom

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Beata Karpowicz Gaca 2 years ago

and she didn't fancy it that much

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My Daughter Wore My Prom Dress. I'm 1989 And She's 2014.

My Daughter Wore My Prom Dress. I'm 1989 And She's 2014.

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Maureen Rouse 2 years ago

Beautiful on Mom but daughter totally rocked it!

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#65

My Sister In 2001 And My Daughter In 2017!

My Sister In 2001 And My Daughter In 2017!

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Abril Peña 1 year ago

That's so cool! Loved ir <3

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