A white administrator, according to Cosmopolitan, told high school senior Makalaya Zanders​ that an Ankara fabric dress would be "tacky for prom." Zanders's response was to wear the dress regardless and look like a total bombshell for prom night.

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18-year-old Zanders told ABC that aside from looking amazing, her intention with her prom dress was to "empower young girls of color by showing them they're beautiful, too."

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"I was told when I was younger that I was too dark, too this, too that," the Ohio teen said. "I didn't grow up with black Barbies besides Brandy. As a young girl, I thought I didn't fit that standard, traditional definition of beautiful."

Every little detail of Zanders' outfit was gorgeous, from her arm bracelet to her nails.

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