14 Prom Dresses From TV Shows and Movies That Will Inspire Your Look

Check out these epic styles!

By Alanah Joseph Apr 18, 2018 3:42 PMTags
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Finding a prom dress that will stand the test of time isn't easy.

Prom is a momentous event that will produce photos that you will smile (or laugh at) for the rest of your life. Your gown has to be flattering, but more importantly, it should say something about your personal style and serve as a unique expression of who you are.

Thankfully, Hollywood stylists on the sets of shows like Pretty Little Liars or movies like A Cinderella Story have already done most of the work, pairing larger-than-life fictional personalities to show-stopping gowns. So, if you're not sure which direction to go in, your favorite character or prom scene can offer the inspiration you need to shop with ease.

Celebrity-Inspired Spring 2018 Dresses Under $100

Scroll through TV and film's most legendary prom dresses below! 

Gossip Girl

A bold print ensures that you're the belle of the ball.


This dress shines bright like a diamond!


Who says you need wait until your wedding day to wear white?

Vampire Diaries

Take note: Bold colors make an impact.

The OC

These takes on floral print are classic yet unique.

Harry Potter

Prom is the perfect excuse to dress like royalty.

Pretty Little Liars

These characters demonstrate the importance of expressing your personal style.

A Cinderella Story

Channeling a Disney princess is never a bad idea.

High School Musical 3

This embellished dress is perfect for prom and summer.

Never Been Kissed

This prom dress demonstrates how to play up the theme of the party.


Prom is the perfect place to be pretty in pink.

She's the Man

According to the on-screen love interest, this mint green hue is working for this prom goer.

First Daughter

When in doubt, go for a classic silhouette and hue.


The teal tiered dress is a simple yet feminine gown.

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