Prom is such a milestone occasion for so many teenagers' high school experience. It can be a magical evening out with your crush, a fun time with your group of BFFs, or a totally cringy and overall "meh" experience you may as well get over with. Some proms end with the good night kiss of your dreams, while others conclude with a phone call to your parents asking them to pick you up early. Everyone who has ever been to a school dance has walked away with some sort of story from it, and that's where we come in. To tell you all of our tales. Unfiltered.
In honor of Throwback Thursday TWIST asked the editors around our office to share some of their best prom photos from our high school days, and the best stories that went along with them. That's right: we're really putting ourselves out there. Some of our prom gowns and tuxes still look incredible today, while some of them have aged terribly. (Hey, 2007 was a terrible time for fashion in general, okay?)
One editor went to three proms total, and had a new stylish updo for each. Another was asked to the dance via a viral video-worthy flash mob promposal. One of our team members even made her own dress!
Click through the gallery to see our real-life prom photos and hear some of our fondest, funniest, and most cringe-worthy memories about our school dance experiences. Warning: there is a lot of animal print. Don't judge us.