What is that 80's movie with the girl who blossoms into a young lady...?!?

I think she was an awkward preteen (I mean with braces and glasses and pimples and etc) and didn't have a mother.. and I think in the end there's a scene where she walks down the stairs and she's all made up with a white dress and the father is amazed that she is grown up now... Or maybe something about... show more I think she was an awkward preteen (I mean with braces and glasses and pimples and etc) and didn't have a mother.. and I think in the end there's a scene where she walks down the stairs and she's all made up with a white dress and the father is amazed that she is grown up now... Or maybe something about being a tough girl like she used to wear leather and things? .. any ideas??? thanks it's driving me bonkers
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