A prom is a gathering, with boys suited up in tuxedos and young women in beautiful dresses with pretty corsages on their wrists. A prom is a big fancy dance party, thrown every year in most US high schools. The prom supposedly is important and special because it’s the ‘Best Night of High School’.
Proms are thought to be a right of passage. It’s your chance to step into the spotlight and shine. It’s almost like a real life Fairy Tale. That’s why young women can obsess over getting the perfect dress, the perfect hairstyle, having the perfect nails. Months are spent searching for the right shoes and dress, and even the perfect date. Today, the average student spends around $900 on prom expenses. Eek!
Though convenient, choosing a dress solely on photos from the internet can lead to devastating consequences though. And when those purchases land on doorsteps, they might not look anything like original photos! Social media is trending with people that have tweeted horror stories of their internet prom dress fails.
Here is a selection of some of the best internet prom dress fails out there.
35.) It’s Like They Didn’t Even Look At The Photo Before They Sent it
You order a beautiful fitted, shaped, sequin dress with a flowing skirt.
And what lands on your doorstep is a cheap knockoff that’s just so unflattering.
34.) Mint Madness
A mint ombre dress with delicate sequin embellishments. An alluring, sophisticated dress that will turn heads and make you beam with confidence.
Then it arrives, the buyer puts it on and gets lost in the excess fabric, lack of shape and style. Oversized fail!
33.) Blue Gone Wrong
The blue material looks poorly made.
Also, the diamonds look like they just went to a craft store and hot glued plastic diamonds onto cheap material.
32.) Fab to Frump Part I
When she ordered this dress, she wanted to look like a Disney princess.
After receiving it in the mail, I’m sure she felt like a rejected Disney princess.
31.) Bra Cup Fail
The crystals on this dress look amazing.
The bra cover on this dress looks tacky! What were the makers thinking?!
30.) Where Is The Lace?
Where is the lace on this dress?
The dress is not flattering to her form.
This dress had a lot of potential!
This dress is not flattering. At least the color still looks gorgeous!
28.) Cheap Material
It went from fab to flat.
The material looks cheap and it’s not elegant.
27.) Fab to Frump Part II
The bottom dress looks like gauze from the nurse’s office.
Also, the beads look like a three-year-old put it together.
26.) Curtain Dress
Who made this dress and thought it was a good idea?
The bra looks awful and the bottom of the dress reminds us of a curtain. Yuck!
25.) Sequin Disaster
Not only is the color different but there appears to be some sequins missing.
It might look better being worn rather than on the hanger?
24.) It’s Exactly Like The Photo Right?
The fit is terrible but at least they tried to recreate what was promised in the online picture. The quality of the fabrics however seem to be of a lower standard.
Overall the internet prom dress doesn’t actually look that bad.
23.) Pink Perfection
Where to start? The color doesn’t match, the fit is disgraceful and the quality just isn’t up to scratch.
I hope she kept the receipt!
22.) I Hope She’s Got A Backup
Get out your red lipstick and make an impact with this bold red statement dress.
Or make less on an impact with this bad red imitation internet prom dress.
21.) Lovely Lace
A lacy detailed, fitted dress that would make any young woman feel special on the big night.
Well it would have if what was ordered turned up. What she got may be lacy but you can see everything!
20.) The Perfect Fit..
A pretty pastel dress to make you sparkle and feel like a princess. Let’s hope your handsome prince finds your lost glass slipper and you can live happily ever after.
No chance! Not in this ill-fitting cheaply made gown.
19.) Green Goddess
When you order a dress and expect to look and feel like a green goddess.
Instead she got a frumpy mock-up with an added cut up the leg.
18.) Work Out Dress
The dress she received looks like she can go to the gym.
It does not fit well, and we hope she returned it.
17.) Buy Online At Your Own Risk
The classic, traditional strapless bodice prom dress. It has a beautiful silhouette that will stand out in those all important photos of prom night.
However that’s not what was received. Any young woman would be left deflated by this internet prom dress purchase fail.
16.) At Least She’s Still Smiling
An elegant gown with style and flare that would look great when busting some moves on the dance floor.
This girl looks like she got 2 free frosted buns when she ordered this dress!
15.) Emerald Envy
A dress fit for the Emerald City, a dress to wow!
However, when it arrived the neckline isn’t even the same. Did they even reference the online photo when they made it?
14.) The Face Says It All..
When you order a scarlet dress that wouldn’t look out of place on the red carpet.
And you get an awful bootleg version of it. No wonder she’s not best pleased with her internet prom dress delivery.
13.) A Bit Big Perhaps?
The perfect backless, slender sophisticated dress that would make any prom date proud.
But what she got is a dress that makes it look like you’re a child playing ‘dress-up’ wearing mom’s oversized dress.
12.) You Can See A Bit Too Much
A perfect white classy dress, gorgeous and fitted. The dress that you want to be seen in.
Although, turning up to prom wearing this could cause a bit of a stir. Apart from the translucent fabric top this dress isn’t the worst on the list.
11.) Mermaid Dress No More
A burgundy gorgeous mermaid that went wrong.
The hourglass fit failed in this design!
The dress on the left is an elegant winter dress that looks like Cinderella would wear.
What this girl received looks cheap, and the material looks quickly thrown together. Poor girl!
9.) Wowza to NO
Well, we don’t think any girl would want to go to prom when her dress looks like a dress that cost a cent.
The dress looks like it is a long tank top. This looks terrible.
8.) Disney Princess Fail
When you first go to prom, you want to look like a Disney princess.
Unfortunately, you cannot feel like a Disney princess when you look like this.
7.) An Elegant Mess
Embracing your curves is the real fashion trend.
It’s not a fashion trend when the prom dress looks like it was quickly made and it’s super wrinkly.
6.) Bad Material
It’s not flattering when there is extra fabric everywhere.
This went from a hero to a zero.
5.) A Purple Mess
When the dress is supposed to fit around your curves, it’s attractive.
The dress she received looks like it is stretched out and a big no.
4.) Fake Lace
The see through lace is in right now. That’s not what she got in the mail.
The white lace looks like it’s parchment paper sewn onto cheap red fabric.
3.) A Two Piece?
This dress is confusing.
Is this supposed to be a two piece or one piece?
2.) A Patch of Sad Flowers
The flowers look terrible and the blue looks awkward.
The neckline looks like a complete disaster.
Cheap material is never the way to go when you are making a dress.
This company didn’t get the memo.
When ordering online always check the returns policy and always have a backup!
Most importantly when the night finally arrives remember to live in the moment, dance and go with the flow. Enjoy the whole experience of prom, and make beautiful memories to cherish for years to come.
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