May 2, 2013
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What is your prom style?

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Most changed: You entered high school an ugly duckling, and have blossomed into a Bella Swan. Find your Edward Cullen at prom by looking dramatic, confident, and beautiful in something no one would expect you to wear, just like sweet, innocent Taylor Swift in this edgy, sexy black lace gown.
Most spirited: For the gal who’s been head cheerleader for the past three years, try a spunky-colored dress like Lea Michele’s with a skirt that has as much bounce as your flawless back handspring.
Class rebel: Glitter makes you bitter and frills make you ill. Try something sleek and structured like this beautiful, black gown worn by Kelly Osbourne. The black studs give this otherwise soft, fitted dress a hard edge and cleverly help define her waist.
Class clown: Funny girls can look fierce! Just check out Whitney Cummings in a flashy dress as sparkling as her personality. Like many female comediennes who regularly hit the red carpet, such as Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, we suggest keeping your ensemble simple — that way the inner-you will always shine.
Most likely to hug a tree: Flow into prom in an earth-toned dress made out of a fabric that’s as light as the wind. Add a pinch of pretty with a nature-inspired pattern like the flowers in Rashida Jones’s dress.
Class sweetheart: Give your peers a visual cavity in a sweet dress like Zendaya’s. Capped sleeves, a diamond bow, and an effervescent skirt will make you look like the angel you truly are.
Drama queen: All the guys will think you’re a doll in a mermaid-cut dress like this singular sensation worn by Amanda Seyfried. Add a ballsy color like navy, red, violet, or apple green to the dramatically structured dress and you will have a combo that goes together like “ramma lamma lamma ka dingity ding da dong.”
Most athletic: You’ve earned MVP, now earn Most Vivacious Prom-goer by showing off the gorgeous body you earned from hours of after-school practice. Sport an outfit that flaunts your leans legs and killer arms by wearing a short, flirty frock just like Gabby Douglas.
Most stylish: Your look? It’s yours. You own it and always look flawlessly put together, chic, and cool. Look to fashionistas like Marion Cotillard who looks daring and darling in this silk blue Dior dress complete with a hot trend — an asymmetrical hem.
Most unique: You would knit your own prom dress but you’re way too busy trying to figure out how to play the piccolo. Quirky girls should look to Zooey Deschanel as their style muse. She usually opts for girly, vintage threads and then adds a personal twist — like tights, a fun belt, or a signature hairstyle.
Most likely to succeed: Pastels and floral patterns are all the rage this year. Look as stellar as your GPA in a smart dress like Ariel Winter’s, which will show off your incredible knowledge … of fashion!
Most likely to become president: You know how to get a vote, Miss Student Body President, now learn how to get attention! Wear a brightly colored, thigh-high slit dress like Keke Palmer. Hip colors like fuchsia, emerald green, and orange are sure to make you stand out — just like your name on a ballot.

Are you too busy cramming for finals, memorizing your lines, or learning how to pickle radishes while riding a unicycle (we’re looking at you, most unique!) to figure out what you’re wearing to prom? No worries! We’ve complied a list of typical high school class superlatives and matched each with the perfect dress for prom. Look up whatever title you’ve been nominated for in the slide show above and get inspired!

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