You might think that wearing your mom’s clothing from when she was a teen might be a terrible idea. After all, fashion “back then” is always horrendous, right? Well…not necessarily. As we know, trends circle back and, other times, fashion is simply timeless – like these dresses.
Here are 52 teens who wore their mom’s vintage dress to prom and they looked absolutely stunning.
What a special memory to have.
1. The prom dress from ’85
This 1985 prom dress got a really nice upgrade. Apart from the belt changed to red, the corsage was upgraded to an Apple Watch.
2. Gorgeous in black
This photo simply proves that black never goes out of style. Even though it has been 20 years since it was first worn, this dress still looks classy.
3. From wedding reception to prom night
Red is another classic color when it comes to prom dresses so it wasn’t a surprise when this woman chose to wear her mom’s dress to prom. The surprising part is how they managed to look so good in the same dress.
4. 20-years apart
The dress isn’t the only thing that looks the same in this photo. These ladies also look like twins.
5. 20 years later
Her daughter didn’t wear the dress to prom but she tried it on the morning of her prom. After 20 years, I can say that it still looks good. Too bad she didn’t wear it to her actual prom.
6. Just like Cinderella
This looks like a dress you’d see in Disney movies. With a little more volume, it could easily pass as a Disney princess’ dress.
7. Looks brand new
With a higher slit and additional sequins, this dress came out more beautiful after 11 years. At first glance, who would think mom had already worn it in 1996?
8. Pretty in red
Not everyone can pull off wearing a red dress like that and these two women totally rocked it. It’s also amazing how they were able to wear the same dress without losing their own unique style.
9. Just stunning
You really can’t go wrong with black. Even with different styles, these women looked stunning in that dress.
10. Dream come true
She had always wanted to wear her mom’s dress for Senior prom. When the day came, she got exactly what she wanted. She also got to recreate her mom’s prom photo with her dad.
11. A treasure
This green dress is vintage, classy, and timeless. It’s quite a treasure. It was passed from her grandmother to her aunt and down to her for her sorority formal. The family surely has good taste.
12. Like mother, like daughter
This mother couldn’t be any happier knowing that her daughter likes her style. This was the second time she got to wear her dresses from high school.
13. Classic look
This girl isn’t just happy to wear her mom’s beautiful black dress to prom, but she was quite proud of it, too. Seeing that dress, well, I’d probably feel the same way.
14. Vintage dress
This really intricate and beautiful dress is her mom’s prom dress from 1983. It might look a bit odd to wear to a prom night today, but it was all the rage back then.
15. That color
Not everyone would dare to wear this color to prom because it’s bold and eye-catching. Well, those are probably the same reasons this mother and her daughter wore that dress.
16. Stunning dress from 1989
This is a really lovely dress. It’s no wonder why this woman chose to wear it to her prom. You wouldn’t think it’s from 1989.
17. This DIY dress
This is a DIY prom dress from 1987. Her mom made it when she was just 17 years old. After 30 years, she got to wear it to her senior ball.
18. A timeless style
Some styles are just timeless and this dress is one good example of that. These ladies look gorgeous in the same gown and same pretty smile.
19. A different pattern
I absolutely love the pattern on this dress. The style is simple and sophisticated at the same time. Her daughter’s hair color is really pretty, too.
20. Simple but stylish
This dress is on the spot. It’s simple but really stylish. Even after 25 years, it still looks nice as a prom dress.
21. A prom dress with a history
After the dress she ordered online didn’t match her expectations, she went to her mom’s closet. She found this dress and got it altered to fit her.
22. Through generations
This dress was first worn in 1962. The last time was in 2013. I’m excited to see who wears it next in the family.
23. The spirit of the 80s
This dress clearly has the spirit of the 80s. It’s colorful, fun, and cool. Both of them look gorgeous in it.
24. A lovely satin dress
This classic red dress is from 1980. It’s definitely one of my favorite hand-me-down prom dresses from this list. It doesn’t have a lot of details or intricate designs, but it’s totally eye-catching.
25. Back in style
Peplum dresses were a hit back then. A few years later, it’s back and this lovely girl is rocking and enjoying her mom’s peplum dress.
26. Simply stunning
There’s really nothing much to say about this dress other than it’s gorgeous. Clearly, these two ladies have a great taste when it comes to style. Not everyone can pull off wearing a dress in that color.
This woman chose to wear her mom’s dress to prom and it’s making her brother a bit emotional. Who wouldn’t feel that way? She looks really beautiful.
28. Revamped her mom’s old prom dress
This lovely woman revamped her mom’s prom dress and it turned out really pretty. With a shorter skirt and less sleeves, it totally fitted her personality and physique. Mom’s quite happy about it, too.
29. It really held up.
These pictures are 32 years apart. This dress seriously held up.
30. 1988 vs 2016
It’s hard to tell who wore the dress better. Both mother and daughter slayed it!
31. Just like mom
This daughter looks a lot like her mom, particularly in that dress. They are equally stunning, if I must say.
32. Upgraded dress
This daughter decided to wear her mom’s prom dress. However, to make it fit her personality more, she decided to play with it and make a few changes. By putting tulle over the skirt, it made the dress look so much better. Of course, her mom rocked the original dress.
33. You’re not seeing double.
It’s hard to deny how this daughter looks a lot like her mom. At first glance, I actually thought that there’s just one woman in that photo. It’s no wonder why they like the same style.
34. Gorgeous sparkly red dress
This style and color work really well on these two ladies. Even if they wore it to two different events, I must say that they slayed in that dress. It must have been in the genes!
35. Red dress and red lips
One of the nice things about wearing red is that it gives you that extra confidence. Just look at this girl oozing with confidence in the exact dress her mom wore on her prom.
36. Lucky girl!
This girl got more than her mom’s gorgeous prom dress. It looks like she inherited the good looks, too. Lucky girl!
37. Saving her old prom dress
This mom was keeping her dress so that her daughter could wear it to prom someday. After so many years, her gorgeous little girl was finally able to try it on and it looked lovely on her.
38. Confident women
This is a style not everyone can pull off, but these two wonderful women did. They wore the dress with so much confidence.
39. Owning her style
Although moms and daughters share a special bond, it doesn’t mean that they are totally alike in all ways. Take this lovely lady as an example. Even though she’s wearing her mom’s prom dress, she wore it according to her own style- with a pair of rubber shoes!
It’s hard to find a fabric that can hold up so well. This vintage prom dress is already 23 years old and it still looks the same as when mom wore it for the first time.
41. Same dress, different times
There are so many differences in this photo when it comes to style. The makeup, accessories, and even the hairstyle are totally different. Good thing that the dress has a classic design. It was able to blend in with today’s style.
42. Her daughter’s wish
This lovely girl just made her mother extra proud. She actually asked her mom if she could wear her dress to the prom. Never in her mom’s wildest dreams did she think that something like that could happen.