We asked, you delivered. Take a walk down memory lane and look back at all of those awkward prom memories you tried so hard to forget. (Some of you cheated and actually sent nice photos. We'll let it go just this once.)
Denise Montgomery, circa 1985: "When too many 'friends of friends' tried to crowd into the group shot to save money, you ran out of AstroTurf and whatever in god's name that background was supposed to be. Plus, you ended up with a souvenir photo full of people whose names you didn't even know."
Merry Gordon, 1994: "Big hair. White nurse pantyhose. Off-the-shoulder dress that had to be altered — twice — because my flat chest couldn't hold it up without straps. And the guy still stuck around? Keeper. Five years later, I married my junior prom date — and now we chaperone proms for my high school students."
Kipp Matalucci: "I would not call my date's Gone-With-the-Wind gown 'weird,' but it was an unusual choice for the Penns Grove junior prom of 1968. It was an early example of thinking outside of the box, a term that didn't exist in 1968."
Martrese White, 1986: "Not at ALL awkward! I planned for months to create this silver lame and turquoise wonder. I now see it as a mashup of Ziggy Stardust meets Scarlett O'Hara, though at the time, I was incredibly proud of my creation."
Kathy Hale, 1974 "I sewed my prom skirt and top based on an outfit I saw in Seventeen. The fabric for the top proved to be more sheer than I realized. ... But it was the '70s ... so I was fine with the hint of a bare midriff and a bit of bra showing. My mom, however, had other ideas."
Caley Burke, 1998: "In my family, you always take at least one dance picture with your sisters (and whatever random neighborhood kid was also in the house). I'm the one in the dress not smiling, because in 1998, I thought smiling made my cheeks look too big."
"I recently reconnected with my senior year steady boyfriend. My family moved to another state right after I graduated and we lost track of each other. He made me a copy of our prom photo, which I had forgotten we had made."