High Schooler's Prom Dress Is Decorated With The 'Black Queens' In Her Life

And looks stunning doing it.

While some schools name just one prom queen, one girl decided she would use her prom dress to honor all the inspiring "black queens" that have made a difference in her life.

In a post shared on Instagram, Skyler Branch, a high school student from Tennessee, showcases her beautiful prom dress featuring the faces of Black women who've inspired her. Maya Angelou and Michelle Obama, as well as Branch's own great-great-grandmothers, great-grandmothers, grandmothers and aunts, appear on the dress, Mic reports

"She said, 'Mom, there's been so many extraordinary African-American women who have done so much for me. I want to show them some respect so that they know that not just the older adults but the younger adults appreciate who paved the way,'" Skyler's mother Dayna tells Yahoo Lifestyle. "And she found different pictures of all of the people who she wanted on the dress."

After sharing her dress with the world, Branch's Instagram post was met with a ton of positive comments:

"Lovely! Great idea to honor those who play an influential, positive role in your life," one person writes.

"Beautiful, age-appropriate, and classy. Glad you decided to do you and not do the status quo," another says. 


This isn't the first time people have used fashion to make larger statements: during Black History Month, one young girl dressed up every day as an iconic Black women to honor their legacies. And in 2017, a prom couple dressed as Michelle and Barack Obama as a display of their admiration. 

We hope Branch looks back on her prom and all those who've inspired her with the fondest of memories. 


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