Help me with this: Is it prom season yet? You know—that night that turns out to be neither very chic nor very important to a young person's development? Because real prom is not quite so fun as imagining how you'd fix it five to 15-ish years later, nine Marie Claire editors chose what they'd rather have worn—with some vintage pics thrown in.More
"If I could do prom over again, I would steal Rachel McAdams' dress from this year's Oscars. I was—and still am—really into the low back thing (see my first attempt at prom—the orange and blue dress that resembles a fan) but I've never worn a high slit. Does this hue of green look good on me? I don't know...but it would probably look better than this dress that I matched with a peacock feather (A PEACOCK FEATHER!) in my hair."
"This Spring 2015 Valentino dress is part of a collection inspired by my two favorite things other than Doritos: Chagall and Dante. This particular gown doesn't have the embroidered stanzas that were the collection's hallmark, but it does have adult Lisa Frank rainbows, so basically it's all coming together. Tragically, it didn't come together for me during prom, because I looked like this." (We don't know what she's talking about either.)