Comedian Lily Singh has used her family background as rich material for her skits. And here she was full-on representing her Indian heritage for her prom. She’s a classic example of how someone can both poke fun at their family’s traditions, and still display loud and proud that she’ll always have a deep love and reverence for where she came from.
Lily sported a beautiful Fuschia sari, an abundance of bangles, and a bindi on her forehead. The look was completed by complimentary Fuschia-toned jewelry. We didn’t get to see what her date wore, but one thing we can be certain of is that their night was full of laughs.
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.
The actor, comedian, and producer wore the traditional tux for his big night, but Kroll’s hair was another story! He decided to keep his hair long and wild for prom, but at least he kept the rest of his ensemble — which included a corsage — traditional.
This is for sure one of those photos that you think look great at the time, but as the years go on you start to realize that maybe there were some choices worth reconsidering. Still, what really stands out in this photo are the smiles that say they were having a great time.
Famous beauty YouTuber James Charles (unsurprisingly) had an absolutely flawless face for his prom. Just a few years after launching his makeup channel, James already had millions of subscribers. It's very clearly the mid-2010s judging by the block eyebrows and intense lip. We think there is also something in James' hair, but it's a little unclear from this angle.
Aside from his makeup, he kept his look simple with a classic black suit and bow tie. His date’s bejeweled black dress coordinated well with James' look, and what else would you expect from a bonafide beauty guru? The two looked ready to have a fabulous night!
Taraji P. Henson
There is nothing understated about Taraji’s prom dress! The future actress selected a dramatic, pink, winged-sleeve dress that sort of wore her, honestly. Nevertheless, this dress needed a big personality to match it, and Taraji was just the person for the job. Taraji manages to crack a smile that looks both sweet and innocent, and also a little sassy.
But, despite the overwhelming dress, Taraji still looks lovely with her angled updo and corsage. Thankfully, as a star, she has honed her style today. We wonder how she feels looking back on this picture and thinking about her past fashion choices.