In a world of TikTok and Instagram, it seems like today's teens have managed to entirely avoid one key experience of growing up: the awkward phase.
Like, just think back to your high school formal for a minute. It's... painful, right?
Full of unbrushed curls, heavy eyeliner, satin dresses, and mirror selfies with ACTUAL cameras. There's way too much bronzer, foundation that doesn't quite match, and a disturbing amount of peep-toe heels.
Watch: Moments of cringeworthy embarrassment caused by kids. Post continues below.
It's full of tragic beauty and fashion decisions - but tbh, we wouldn't have it any other way.
So, in celebration of the one thing we all have in common, we challenged some brave Mamamia employees to share their most cringe-worthy formal looks. And boy, did they deliver.
"It's the side fringe, invisible eyebrows, and one-shouldered flower affair for me. Oh.... and the diamanté shoes."