Lena Dunham Shows Off Her Vintage Prom Dress

Lena Dunham is celebrating her late grandmother, Dot, by showing the power of a certain dress. One, Dunham insists, that has the same mysterious magic as the pants in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.

"My grandma gave me her vintage Dior to wear to junior prom," she captioned a 2003 photo of herself in the floral, emerald-green dress with bell-sleeves that she says was perfectly posed by "my mom before my date came."

It's clear from this snapshot that the dress is obviously beautiful and has us wishing we were that stylish in high school, but Dunham says the dress is special to her for another reason.

"I call it the Sisterhood of the Traveling Dress," Dunham wrote, "because she was so tiny yet somehow this fits everyone."

In another throwback of her grandma, who passed away on July 15, Dunham talks about how her grandma's size could be deceiving.

"That's a lot of strength, all springing forth from one tiny broad," she said of her grandma, who was the mother of three daughters. "We are lucky, humbled to have been present in her last days, full of love and gratitude."

Dunham also paid tribute by posting another, more recent shot of her stylish grandmother, which was shot by Dunham's mother, Laurie Simmons.

Dorothy Simmons: February 29 1920 - July 15 2016. We love you grandma Dot. Portrait by my mother @lauriesimmons.

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