Iconic Prom Dresses from the Movies | Lindy Bop

It’s that time of year! Are you dressed for the occasion? Throughout school, college and university we’re presented with many social events, to ditch the everyday uniform, and get glam! Whether you’re shopping for; a school formal, prom or graduation ball we’ve rounded up the most iconic prom dresses from across the silver screen, to give you some much-needed inspiration. Shop our Prom and Formal Dresses category.

OH’ WHAT A NIGHT!

‘Back to the Future’ (1985)

Marty McFly’s mum Lorraine Baines (Lea Thompson) didn’t just steal her future hubby’s heart, in her peachy pink prom dress, she stole ours too. Get ‘Back to the Future’ (1985) style in our soft pink ‘Carola’ Cotton Swing Dress. Add a 30” White Tulle Petticoat for the ultimate 1950’s prom dress look.

ALL ABOUT THE DRESS

‘Pretty in Pink’ (1986)

Be ‘Pretty in Pink’ (1986) at your senior prom like Andie Walsh (Molly Ringwald) in the 1986 hit film. No matter which social clique you run with, you’ll be the belle of the ball in our ‘Ada’ Bubblegum Pink Halterneck Swing Dress. Mimic the D.I.Y cold shoulder with a wraparound shawl.

CUE THE MUSIC

‘Grease’ (1978)

Leader of the Pink Ladies and girlfriend of Kenickie, sarcastic cool girl Betty Rizo (Stockard Channing) from ‘Grease’ (1978) knows how to bring the cha cha cha to the school dance in fiery red and black polka dot. Pick up our ‘Lana’ 1950s Swing Dress in Scarlet Polka Dot Cotton with Cinch Belt and 26” Black Tulle 1950s Style Petticoat and get hand-jiving.

CORSAGE COURTING

‘Grease’ (1978)

Prefer a more muted look? Forget the LBD, squeaky clean Sandra Dee (Olivia Newton-John) of ‘Grease’ (1978) knows all about rocking a little white dress (LWD). If you and your gal pals are searching for 50s style prom dresses, then look no further! Our ‘Ophelia’ style is available in lots of colours and patterns. Mix and match with your prom squad or opt for our ‘Ophelia’ Enchanting Ivory Mid-Century Special Occasion Dress for the ultimate leading lady look.

YOU SHALL GO TO THE BALL

‘Cinderella’ (2015)


OK, technically ‘Cinderella’ (1950) doesn’t attend a school prom, but we couldn’t leave this princess out of our roundup of iconic prom dresses from the movies. Released in 1950 as an animated film, the story of an optimistic dreamer has captured our hearts and now eyes in the 2015 re-make with stunning costume design. Re-create Ella Tremaine’s (Lily James) famous ball gown in our ‘Amber’ Vintage 1940s Pearl Blue Occasion Dress with Oversized Collar.

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