From the Red Carpet to Prom and Back Again

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The huge pale pouf: Amy Adams vs. Linda in 1962 vs. Mom in 1953.

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The bright-red princess: Jennifer Aniston vs. Prom 1999 vs. Prom 1994 vs Prom 2009.

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The kind-of wedding dress: Jennifer Lawrence vs. Jeanne and Russ 1959 vs. Lin and Larry 1965 vs Prom 2011.

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The pale pink strappy satin: Anne Hathaway vs.  Prom 1999 vs. Mary, Jen, and Linds 1997 vs. Prom 2000.

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The pale textured yellow: Kristen Stewart vs. Mom and Dad vs. Mom 1964 vs Prom 1965

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The pink crystal top: Kerry Washington vs. Prom 2012 vs. Prom 2007.

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The deep-blue strapless: Reese Witherspoon vs Prom 2011 vs Prom 2007 vs. Tom and Linda 2000.

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The elaborated black-and-gold beading: Nicole Kidman and Catherine Zeta Jones vs. Genevieve 2009 vs. Prom 1997 vs. Julee 1995.

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The high hair: Helena Bonham Carter vs. Rowan's date.

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