Prom in the UK is relatively new but has been gaining popularity over the past decade or so. Former member of One Direction, Liam Payne, sported his iconic hairstyle for his big night. The group didn’t look ready to pose for the photo, but at least Liam and his date were coordinated with her purple dress and his purple tie.
No doubt this was one last everyday memory before Liam and his future One Direction bandmates left normal life behind. It’s funny to think that, at the time, this could have easily been the most exciting thing Liam could have imagined. If only he knew what was just around the corner for him.
Ariel Winter chose a gorgeous black lace dress for prom. It was a mermaid cut because, obviously if your name is Ariel, why not go all out and turn yourself into a literal mermaid as far as possible? The floor-length dress also featured an open back, which was completed by a generously sized corsage.
We love that Ariel let her lustrous dark hair down and is also pictured here with friends. All three of the gals look like they are not only headed to prom together but celebrating their friendship. What is most beautiful about this photo is Ariel’s confidence.
Kim wasn’t a household name when this picture was taken for her prom memories. Even without her fame, Kim had some impressive connections back then. She went to prom with TJ Jackson, the nephew of Michael Jackson, and judging by their smiles, the two looked like they were happy about their choice of date.
Kim decided to keep the early 2000s trend of a curly updo, a bold lip, and thin eyebrows. For his side, TJ looked uber-polished in his tux and boutonniere that matched Kim's dress. This picture is another great example of prom photos that could easily pass for wedding pictures.
Elle Fanning was already a star at the time of this photo, so she knew how to create a jaw-dropping look. If you're thinking that her dress looked like it was made for the red carpet and not for the halls of a high school, that’s because it was.
Elle couldn’t actually go to prom because she had to attend the Cannes Film Festival. Her prom date then flew out to see her and do a photoshoot with her. It’s remarkable that Elle still wanted the experience of prom when she had a red-carpet event to attend. What a memory!
Carrie Underwood flashed an authentic smile in this sweet prom photo. Before she unleashed her powerhouse voice to the world, she kept her small-town girl charm with her headband and the subtle waves in her hair. Even after she achieved worldwide fame, Carrie has retained her sweet demeanor - it's just one reason why everyone loves her.
Even here, so many years ago, Carrie looked like America’s sweetheart. Who could have guessed that in just a few short years, everyone in the country would know her name - and not long after that, the world would. Not to mention, her date also looked very dapper in his white suit with black-tipped lapels.