It literally does not get more awkward than prom.
Those worst-case-scenario backdrops, that Limited Too-inspired formal dress, the bushy corsage from that janky grocery store up the street–all cherished memories. In honor of our Anti-Prom drop, we found the best of the worst prom photos from Nasty Gal HQ just for you.
Nikole Guzman – Nasty Galaxy Contributor
“Holding this pose for 10 minutes was almost as awkward as my boyfriend getting pissed after I drunkenly started hitting on the dudes in the band. Yeesh.”
Caroline Sill – Marketing Director
“Apparently no one loved Gwen Stefani’s hair circa ’99 quite like I did. Also, cheetah print.”
Randi Bergman – Editorial Contributor
“I remember thinking this was a v classy look, and based my hair off the episode of Sex and the City where Carrie is whining about feeling the ‘zsa zsa zu’ (of course, I had a matching diary entry in which I whined about the exact same thing).”
Remy Ramirez – Editorial Contributor/Horoscope Queen
“Honestly, can we please go back to a time when dudes bleached their slick-backs? YAS Sugar Ray. Also, why is getting the boutonniere on SO awkward? I’d been trying for ten minutes before my friend had to intervene. Duder was not impressed.”
Spencer Nemeitz – Social Media Content Producer
“I had a very awkward time at prom when I forgot that you can only go to prom with one person. I found myself in quite the predicament and was worried that I might not be a good date, but luckily everything worked out for the best once I split my physical being into five separate entities. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”
Sam Wasserman – PR
“This is the closest I have to awkward prom photos. It’s from when I did a prom inspired shoot in Palm Springs. Less awkward, more award winning tho 💅🏻”