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The Most Memorable Prom Dresses In Movies

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In movies, the prom is either a gut-wrenching disaster (blood gets dumped on the queen; someone gets dumped), or a heartwarming success (the wallflower blossoms; the beauty wilts). But whatever the plot trajectory, one thing nearly always happens: a key character wears an unforgettable dress -- as in Footloose, Twilight, Carrie, and most any other film with a standout prom scene.  

Prom movies, whether horror flicks, teen rom-coms, or dramas, can serve as inspiration for a high school fashionista's dream night out, as examples of what not to wear, or as reminders of how none of us want to be remembered in our frilly prom finery. Maybe all of the above at the same time.

    • Actors: Rachael Leigh Cook
    • Released: 1999
    • Runtime: 91
    • Advisories: Adult Language, Adult Situations
    • Premiered: January 29, 1999
    • Characters: Zach Siler, Laney Boggs, Brock Hudson, Dean Sampson, Taylor Vaughan
    Memorable dress?
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    Carrie's Dress In 'Carrie' (1976)

    • Actors: Sissy Spacek
    • Released: 1976
    • Runtime: 98
    • Advisories: Adult Language, Adult Situations, Nudity, Violence
    • Premiered: November 3, 1976
    • Characters: Carrie White, Margaret White, Tommy Ross, Sue Snell, Billy Nolan
    Memorable dress?
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    Kat's Dress In '10 Things I Hate About You'

    • Actors: Julia Stiles
    • Released: 1999
    • Characters: Cameron James, Mr. Chapin, Kat Stratford, Michael, Coffee Girl
    Memorable dress?
    • Actors: Molly Ringwald
    • Released: 1986
    • Runtime: 96
    • Advisories: Adult Language, Adult Situations
    • Premiered: February 1, 1986
    • Characters: Andie Walsh, Phil "Duckie" Dale, Blane McDonough, Iona, Jack Walsh
    Memorable dress?