The early 2000s were definitely a fashion moment. Lucy Hale’s prom photo screams Y2K, and we’re here for it. She and her prom went all out with shiny satin when planning their prom looks. Lucy attended her prom when she was just 15 years old, so we can excuse the fashion faux pas.
Lucy went with a bright green prom dress that didn’t hold back on the ruching and layers. It’s a dress that was definitely cute at the time, and she’s rocking it. Her date added shine to his outfit with a metallic silver vest and tie. It’s nice to know that the stars of today were just as susceptible to the fashion trends of their youth.
Going to prom with your celebrity crush sounds impossible, but it does happen once in a blue moon. Brianna Siciliano got the amazing chance to attend her prom with “Twilight” star Kellan Lutz in 2015. The high schooler snagged her date after a group of her friends started a social media campaign that got Kellan’s attention.
Brianna opened up to the actor about how she was constantly bullied at school, so Kellan helped her one-up her classmates on her special day. Kellan showed up in a simple dark suit that made his date’s blue dress pop. Brianna gushed on social media, tweeting, “I got my dream prom date today. Thank you Kellan for everything (I'm considering this my first-ever date FYI).”
Gabrielle Union looks like she’s having the time of her life in this very 90s prom photo. In reality, she’s in the running for the “worst prom ever” award. Her very serious-looking date apparently ghosted her right after prom. We can’t imagine how anyone wouldn’t be utterly thrilled to have Gabrielle as a date. This guy’s frown in the photo was probably one of many warning signs that he wasn’t “the one.”
Despite the less-than-stellar date, Gabrielle still looks like she had a great time. She shared on Instagram that she did her own hair and makeup, and we think she looks absolutely stunning. Her natural beauty shines through. Her prom dress is so 90s it hurts, with a pearl necklace, black gloves, and poofy sleeves.
MTV made plenty of high schoolers’ dreams come true through their “Promposal Mania” specials. MTV collaborated with singer Austin Mahone to take Joliet Central student Ashley Hare to her prom in 2015. Austin got spruced up in a classy black tuxedo that perfectly matched his date’s gorgeous dress.
The two coordinated their look with matching red roses and Austin’s red bowtie. Only one year earlier, Austin had famously told fans that he didn’t “really care about prom.” He must have been pleasantly surprised to attend Ashley’s prom because he later gushed on Twitter that he had a great time. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it, Austin.
Olivia Holt and Luke Benward were the ultimate Disney power couple back in the day. Naturally, fans gushed over the two when they posted their prom photos together. Olivia looked adorable in a pink tulle prom dress that perfectly matched her blonde hair. Luke shook up the usual prom suit by going for a gray ensemble instead of traditional black.
The happy couple ended their prom night with a late-night trip to Bob’s Big Boy, a Los Angeles classic. The two had breakfast for dinner, which is one of the best meals in the world. They couldn’t help but commemorate the end of their evening with a photo with the famous Bob statue.