When it comes time for the girls of Mystic Falls to forget about their vampire/werewolf/witch problems and actually enjoy a night out on the town, they’re all too eager to ditch their skinny jeans in favor of formal attire. After ogling the sneak peek photos for Vampire Diaries Season 4, Episode 19, it’s pretty clear that the girls are going all out for their last high school dance. (A $1,495 gown, Elena? Is that really necessary?)
Since the prom marks the first-ever dance for a certain blonde Original, costume designer Leigh Leverett decided to keep things classic. “We don’t do a lot of color on the show,” she explained to Entertainment Weekly. “So we figured with the prom, we could at least throw a splash of color [in there]. The big, yellow, quintessential prom dress worked perfectly for [Rebekah].”
The $360 gown evokes such a princess-like effect, we couldn’t help but be reminded of a character from our childhoods. The strapless cut, form-fitting bodice, and layered skirt seem nearly identical to that of Belle’s from Beauty and the Beast. Add some opera-length gloves and a single red rose, and Rebekah’s ready for a spin around the ballroom!
Come to think of it, she’s probably in need of a furry date as well. Where are all those werewolves when you need them?