51 Hilarious 1980s Guy Prom Outfits That Will Crack You Up

Prom is the one night a year that many high school students around the world look forward to. This rite of passage signifies a very important transition from being teenagers to young adults. It’s one exciting way to celebrate the high school experience, a last hurrah of sorts!

Oftentimes, this is the last chance the entire class will all be together before graduation.

However, prom turns out to be really funny in the most embarrassing ways, most of the time. This is especially true during the more fashion-forward decades, such as the 1980s. Prom goers are known for dressing up in the latest trends.

But alas, not all trends stand the test of time. Today, we look at outfits from the 1980s and make fun of them. How can we not though? They’re totally exaggerated and ridiculous, and to think they were once considered trendy styles!

It’s funny to look at the gaudy women’s dresses, but it’s even more hilarious to see what guys wore to their prom in the 80s. Here are some of the most Hilarious 1980s Guy Prom Outfits.

1. We’re not sure what works better: real suspenders or this t-shirt with the design already printed on it!

Hilarious 1980s Guy Prom Outfits

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2. There’s something quite spectacular about these long hairstyles, especially the mullets.

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3. We’re not sure what’s going on with this guy’s outfit, but you definitely can’t say it’s boring.

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4. This guy forgot half his outfit, and his prom date doesn’t look too happy about it!

Hilarious 1980s Guy Prom Outfits

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5. If there’s anything this guy got right, it was to let his date shine for prom.

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6. A sky-blue suit? With ruffles? Why not!

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7. This guy’s prom suit isn’t all that bad, but it’s looking just a tad tacky with its brown coloring.

Hilarious 1980s Guy Prom Outfits

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8. Now this is what 1980s prom is all about. Not only does he have an outrageous mullet, but the top part is bleached!

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9. The white tux would’ve been okay, but the boots kind of killed it. Yikes!

Hilarious 1980s Guy Prom Outfits

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10. This guy and his date are completely in sync, from the big hair to the all-black outfit. Kudos!

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11. The ruffles on that shirt are peachy (and tacky) perfection.

Hilarious 1980s Guy Prom Outfits

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12. Mullet? Check. Ruffles? Check. Outlandish suit colors? Check-check!

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13. You might be distracted by his hair, only to notice the studs on his pants. LOL!

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14. No matter how cool this 1980s getup may have been, it just looks a little tacky to us looking at it now.

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15. Minty blue isn’t exactly a classic color, but we have to say, this prom date pulls it off pretty well!

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16. If this guy’s pink tie gets any skinnier he’ll be able to cut his prom date with it.

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17. Now that is a haircut you can’t ignore.

Hilarious 1980s Guy Prom Outfits

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18. You can never have enough plaid (and florals too, apparently).

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19. We don’t know who has softer, shinier hair; the guy or his prom date!

Hilarious 1980s Guy Prom Outfits

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20. Hot pink and grey with ruffles? We’re not sure this is the best choice for a spiffy-looking tux. At least he kind of matches his date!

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21. Plaid for two? Don’t mind if we do!

Hilarious 1980s Guy Prom Outfits

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22. This guy’s daring outfit balances out the conservative dress his date chose, and we are living for it.

Hilarious 1980s Guy Prom Outfits

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23. This guy did a great job of helping his bride, er, prom date stand out in their photo!

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24. Call us “The Gradients.”

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25. It can be a little difficult to tell who the guy is and who the girl is in this prom photo!

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26. This guy’s cumberbund and bow tie match his prom date’s dress, but his hair has a life of its own!

Hilarious 1980s Guy Prom Outfits

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27. Periwinkle was apparently in during the 1980s.

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28. We’re not sure, but doesn’t it look like this guy has his own corsage? LOL!

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29. Pretty in pink!

Hilarious 1980s Guy Prom Outfits

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30. We’re seriously wondering how he led his date on the dancefloor with that haircut!

Hilarious 1980s Guy Prom Outfits

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31. Your gothic prom outfit can’t be complete without long hair and black lipstick, of course.

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32. Someone calls the fashion police; they’ve brought out the leopard print!

Hilarious 1980s Guy Prom Outfits

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33. Mohawk country.

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34. If the theme of this prom was Nerd Alert, this guy definitely would’ve won Prom King.

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35. We have to say, this look is kind of serving us with a little bit of something! But it is still so tacky.

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36. He’s got the shades and mullet to complete this 1980s disaster of a prom outfit.

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37. Red and white pinstripes? Not exactly the most dashing look, even if it matches your prom date’s dress.

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38. The mullet and glasses complete this quintessential 1980s prom look.

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39. All white with studs? You betcha.

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40. Here’s another guy with some leopard print.

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41. The suit actually looks quite decent, but oh my goodness, the hair!

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42. The pink bowtie and awkward pose tie everything together.

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43. You can’t hide from us, even if you’re wearing that tacky blue and white suit!

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44. Not too hilarious 1980s Guy Prom Outfits

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45. Lime green is not a jacket color we see often and for a good reason!

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46. Hair covering half the face adds a very dramatic flair to this otherwise chic-looking photo.

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47. “My name is glasses. Sun Glasses.”

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48. If that waistcoat doesn’t send you to tacky prom heaven, we don’t know what will.

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49. This guy’s got a decent enough suit, but it still somehow looks dated to our eyes. There’s nothing quite like the 1980s style.

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50. Now this is just ridiculous.

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51. This guy barely dressed up and managed to get three prom dates. Wow!

Hilarious 1980s Guy Prom Outfits

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About the Author: Ramona Kab

I'm a photography amateur with a love for all things vintage — I just so happen to like writing, too. When I'm not rummaging around for my next vinyl record, hiking a mountain, or frolicking by the sea, you'll find me writing up a storm right here on BlazePress.

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