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Use Katy Perry, Rihanna, And More As Your Prom Dress Inspo

It's like having a stylist... for free

Prom season is upon us, which means one thing — it's time to use ya faves as inspiration. Since you may be busy doing other things — living life, learning how to do a milkmaid braid, etc. — we've rounded up a few dresses that would kill at any prom.

Here are our choices, inspired by the likes of Katy Perry, Rihanna, and more. Enjoy!

  1. Katy Perry
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    This dress from Reformation is the more wearable version of Katy's 2016 Golden Globes gown. Whether or not you follow Katy's Bump-It lead is up to you, but the matching lip color is a no-brainer.

  2. Kylie Jenner
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    If you're looking for something a little edgier than your standard prom dress, Kylie Jenner is the perfect muse. Tight + short + black + an uncommon neckline = the perfect combo. While Kylie opted for a low-key makeup look, a red lip would just be... perfection.

  3. Zendaya
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    For old-school glam inspo, look no further than Zendaya. Slinky, silver, and sparkly is not only a beautiful alliteration — it's a great look for prom. Since your dress is high in glam, you have two options: low-key beauty for balance or, y'know, just go all out. You only go to prom once (or maybe twice, IDK how your school works).

  4. Jennifer Lawrence
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    Crop top + skirt combos are the prom dresses of the future (or at least the right now), and Jennifer Lawrence's Oscars after-party outfit is the perfect inspo. Black makes it classic, and showing a little midriff makes it modern. A smoky eye brings the look to the next level. Boom.

  5. Rihanna
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    Of course, if you're looking for a ~classic~ prom look, pink and poofy is the way to go. Since your outfit will be doing all the talking — and a lot of it 🙌 — you can keep your beauty game simple.