Picture (not-so) Perfect: 7 Ridiculous Vintage Prom Photos from the 1950s and Beyond

Photo by: Dawn Damalas Meehan
1959
This is Marg and Gene, and they were juniors at the time. I love how the girls wore gloves back then. Nice looking couple!
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Photo by: Dawn Damalas Meehan
1959
This is Marg and Gene, and they were juniors at the time. I love how the girls wore gloves back then. Nice looking couple!
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Tue, Apr 30, 2013 11:54 AM EDT
After I posted slide shows of my kids' proms on Babble here and here, I was sent a link to Disney's Forever Enchanted Spring 2013 Collection of prom dresses. I didn't even know Disney made prom dresses, but who better to create a gown fit for a princess, right? After scrolling through the pictures, I decided I wanted to go to prom just so I could wear one of those gorgeous gowns. Better yet, I wanted a 'do-over'! I want to trade in the fluffy, frilly, pale peach Gunne Sax dress I wore in 1988 (and the big hair that went along with it) for one of these beautiful gowns (and a straight iron for my hair). This got me thinking about how styles have changed through the years. I put a shout-out to my readers on Facebook, asking for their prom pics and as usual they came through with flying colors! I know you'll enjoy this slide show of prom dresses from 1959 to the present! - By Dawn Demalas Meehan



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