20 Hilariously Awkward Prom Photos From The Groovy Era

By | September 1, 2022

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What is it about looking into our pasts to see how goofy, and awkward we looked in our youth that we love so much? Maybe it's schadenfreude of seeing people in their insane outfits showing smiling without seeing how silly they look, or maybe we there's a small pleasure in knowing that as ridiculous as we looked in high school we grew out of it and we're living normal lives without powder blue top hats or dresses that match our parent's curtains.

Enjoy these awkward prom photos from the Groovy era, and try not to be too hard on yourself if you wore an outfit as ridiculous, or somehow more over the top than what you're about to see.

Leave the top hat at home

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Let's not mess around here, the eye is immediately drawn to the top hat and wine colored ruffled shirt that the guy in the back is wearing. His entire soap opera bad guy vibe supersedes the guy who's been caught off guard on the side. At least the gals look gussied up and ready to have a good time. If only they didn't have to hang out with ol' top hat guy back there.