We bet you’re guessing that Gwen Stefani was cooler than you in high school, and guess what? She was! At age 17, she went to prom, showing off her Grace Kelly-inspired gown and a cute bob at her high school prom. We have to say, though, Gwen is hardly recognizable from way back when.
We mean, when last did you see Gwen Stefani so tanned? This casual yet elegant look was a pre-No Doubt look, and we have no doubt that Gwen Stefani’s style has changed drastically over the years. Though these days, she’s seemed to return to her roots.
Award-winning actress Kerry Washington said she had attended a few proms (and therefore had a few dresses). But for this particular prom, young Kerry chose a colorful, flutter-sleeve dress. This look is quintessential Kerry Washington — it's sweet and put together, but not over the top.
Somehow, Kerry always manages to look elegant — and clearly, that's always been the case. The floral print and empire waist were refreshing touches for the time. A gold necklace might have matched the dress a bit better, but we won't fault her for her silver choice. But honestly, Kerry looks like she has hardly aged!
Candace Cameron Bure
This photo looks like it was taken on the set of "Full House," but it was actually Candace’s real prom photo! She actually went to prom with none other than her on-screen boyfriend (Scott Weinger), who played Steve on the "Full House" sitcom. We're sure that Candace was already popular at school, but bringing Scott Weinger must have floored everyone.
Candace looked beautiful in a classic, black spaghetti strap dress, and Scott went all out with his silk-collared tux. We just feel bad for all the boys at prom whose dates probably spent the night trying to get Scott's attention.
In this fabulous 70s photo, the former president wore a white suit, dark shirt, and light blue tie for his prom. Listen, it may not have been his number one fashion moment (and we certainly hope there weren't worse outfits, either), but this young man grew up to be the leader of the free world. So, he gets a pass from us for this outfit choice.
He also decided to add a lei for an island touch, but since Obama attended high school in Hawaii, the look wasn’t out of place in any way. Say what you want about his policies, but everyone has to agree that Michelle certainly whipped him into shape, fashion-wise.
Actress Yara Shahidi took off to prom in a stunning yellow dress with her cousin by her side. Shahidi looked like a modern-day Belle from "Beauty and the Beast" - but there was no beast in sight! The strapless dress with a pleated skirt was very complimentary next to her cousin’s Fuschia one.
Shahidi kept the overall look classy with minimal jewelry and left her hair naturally beautiful. Not to mention her gorgeous corsage that made the whole look feel more prom-like instead of the red carpet. And, let's face it, if it wasn't for that corsage, these lovely ladies could for sure pass as some red carpet attendees.