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.
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.
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.
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.
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.