Daughter Wears Mom’s Prom Dress Decades Later


Over in Hilliard, Ohio, one daughter made her mother feel very young again. This year, 18-year-old Ally Johnson wore her mom’s prom dress to her dance and she looked fabulous. Not only did she look amazing, the high schooler felt great in the passed down gown. Ally told Babble,”I shocked myself by how much I loved it.” Check out how stunning the teen and her mom looked the night of prom. Ally was so relieved that her mom’s dress fit like a glove.


Weeks before prom, Ally went shopping for a dress and even went as far as ordering another dress online. The online dress ended up not fitting well, which is how Ally decided to give her mom’s a try. Surprisingly, it the fit was impeccable. The last time that the floor-length black gown was spotted, was in 1995 at Johnson’s mother’s prom. Ally and her mother were shocked when Ally tried on the old dress this year and it fit flawlessly. Ally told TODAY Style, “I tried it on and it fit perfectly. I just loved it from the second I tried it on.”

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Besides looking alike and having similar body types, Ally and her mom have similar personalities too. Ally shared, “I’m like a brunette version of my mother. I would consider her one of my best friends. We talk the same, and like all the same things.” When Ally decided to tweet a picture of her and her mother wearing the same dress decades later, the post went completely viral. The tweet read, “Proud to wear my mom’s prom dress 22 years later.” Interestingly, the dress was not Ally’s moms originally either. Lori Johnson, Ally’s mother, said that she bought the dress from a used vintage store.

According to other high schoolers at the prom, most people were shocked when Ally revealed that her prom dress was originally her mother’s gown. Clearly, this dress is a classic and never goes out of style. Maybe in a couple decades, if Ally has a daughter, she will wear the black dress to her prom too.