The Most Awkward Prom Photos From The '90s

By Rose Wythe

May 20, 2020

Prom is one of the peak pinnacles of youth adolescence, but the photos from the school dance don't typically age as gracefully as the memories. We've sorted through the archives to string together some of the most, erm, buzzworthy photos around. From fashion to hair styles to facial expressions, there's something to note about each and every single one of these. Sit back and prepare to see a few of the trends of that era. Don't say we didn't warn you. For more photo goodness, make sure you check out '90s Stars: Then and Now!

The Top 40 hits of the decade are on loop here! Listen to Michael Jackson, Toni Braxton, Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, Backstreet Boys, and more.

Punk Prom


That hair, that smile, that leopard print jacket. Goals.

Porcupine Boy


Cool hair, bro.



Dad just wanted some pictures with his daughter before she left for the dance!

Say Yes to the Vest


Where was my invite?

Goth Prom



Prom Com


Why though?

Little Miss Sunshine


When younger sister's dance recital falls on the same day as older sister's prom.

Cemetery Pre-Prom Photoshoot


Visiting the cemetery is probably a bad omen before prom.

All in the Family


Just a brother and sister who happened to snap a photo together. NOT prom dates!

Prom Fatigue


This couple was tired of taking so many photos, can't you tell? Years later they actually ended up getting married!

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