The Most Iconic Prom Dresses in Movies and TV

Sandy from Grease is our prom queen, forever and always.

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Prom dresses are a sign of the times: There were exaggerated puffy sleeves in the '70s, neon hues in the '80s, two-piece sets in the '90s, and so on. Go back in time to get a closer look at the most memorable prom dresses—some bold, some beautiful, some questionable—in your favorite classic movies (opens in new tab), starting with Stephen King's Carrie (opens in new tab) in 1976. And while you're at it, make some popcorn (opens in new tab), pour yourself a glass of wine, and stream these classics to relive your glory days.

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