As if the prom night itself wasn't stressful enough, there are many things that girls have to figure out before attending it: makeup, hairstyle, shoes, accessories and the most important - the prom dress.

These days it is really popular to shop for this last ingredient online. You can pretty much find whatever you want, you don't need to leave your house to find it, and somebody will even deliver it to your door! Cheap shopping literally couldn't be any more convenient. Unless you decide to buy your prom dress online, that is. Because what looks good on the internet doesn't always look good in real life! Some of these unlucky prom-goers managed to save their epic fails of dresses by mending them; others opted out for Plan B - throwing the ordered dress to trash. Take this list of funny fails as a cautionary tale.

From mermaid style dresses turned to blobfish, laces looking like grandma's doilies and a dress that turns you into a character from Handmaid's Tale, this compilation of online shopping disasters is truly hilarious.

#1

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Anastasia B
Community Member
4 years ago

It looks lika a curtain

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Tijana Skrbic
Community Member
4 years ago

you buy suspicious chinese stuff, you get suspicious chinese stuff. Simple as that

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Alusair Alustriel
Community Member
4 years ago

Simple solution - cut out the bra pods, wear a skin-tone bra and the dress is fine. Oh, and also stand straight, helps a lot.

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N G
Community Member
4 years ago

I think the model is standing on a chair, so just get get to the prom early, stand on the first chair you see and don't move all night

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#5

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Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

Well, it's definitely a disappointment, compared to what you were promised and payed for, but it doesn't actually look that terrible.

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#6

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Amanda
Community Member
4 years ago

Looks like a Snuggie blanket :0

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#7

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Asia
Community Member
4 years ago

This one is not bad!

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#8

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Lucybaby
Community Member
4 years ago

It was ALMOST there lol

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Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

Again. Totally not the expectation, but looks wearable.

Jane The Killer
Community Member
4 years ago

DUDE, her arm is stuck at a 45 degree angle.

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Josh Ritter
Community Member
4 years ago

Put on some bright red lipstick and go as Poison Ivy.

GoGo Paredes
Community Member
4 years ago

Any excuse to cosplay makes a good day.

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Sweep the Leg
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm sure the China kids did their best.

Laura Petrescu
Community Member
4 years ago

I would just cut the sleeves

Alicia Wales-Woodson
Community Member
4 years ago

Cut the fabric above the breast area and cut the arms off. Perfect😂😂

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Brenda Kocourek
Community Member
4 years ago

That one wasnt half bad... Maybe have a seamstress make it hang off the shoulder and its a pretty close match.

Wyndmere
Community Member
4 years ago

"China Kids" - shoukd have been your 1st clue on why Not to order.

Alicia Wales-Woodson
Community Member
4 years ago

This is why proper grammar makes all the difference😂😂

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Flora Polvado
Community Member
4 years ago

Remove the mesh and go strapless, or you the lace to make gathered straps and it would be quite pretty

Sean
Community Member
4 years ago

Yeah that kind of alteration would be like $20 max and take a day? Not too terrible lol

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Brandon Evans
Community Member
4 years ago

Looks like Fiona's dress in Shrek

Welshwitch
Community Member
4 years ago

It's heartbreaking for them, I expect they were all excited their dream dress arrived and then it all ends in tears bless them too.

Caroline Han
Community Member
4 years ago

I dunno, some of them look pretty good ...

Jami Russell
Community Member
4 years ago

Unless it's a t-shirt never buy any clothing online. Even from trusted stores they never look like the photo. And half those dresses are so see through only $2 hookers should be wearing them. They're not appropriate for underage girls to wear.

Nicole Gore
Community Member
4 years ago

Wearable, but looks like granny dress.

vicki neus
Community Member
3 years ago

Just what I wanted to say! Without the trailing bit, looks like something a grandma would wear to a fancy occasion.

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Vicky Beckwith
Community Member
4 years ago

Again not the same dress.

cinderelly 0f sPiRiTlAnD
Community Member
10 months ago

that's actually nice, as long as they be honest about what they are sending

Kristal Lee
Community Member
3 years ago

Maybe based on whos wearing? Im not trying to be rude but the dress is okay you just have to wear it right :/ I like it.

Mariann Bårdsen
Community Member
3 years ago

Only the color is the same, but if you put expectations aside it is kinda ok..

Jovana Vasic
Community Member
3 years ago

i feel like she ordered a completely different dress XD

Maria Tag
Community Member
4 years ago

Looks pretty darn awesome to me! Don't really see the problem!

Patricia
Community Member
4 years ago

it doesn't look like the actual thing, but it actually looks pretty nice! I would wear it!

Patricia
Community Member
4 years ago

it wasn't exactly the same, but it looks pretty nice, actually!

Karin Niki
Community Member
4 years ago

Sorry, mixed up left and right hand. It's the left dress that is beautiful of course.

Karin Niki
Community Member
4 years ago

Not the worst. How much did it cost? The dress on the right is all handmade, just beautiful.

Suzan Wegman
Community Member
4 years ago

It's too big, sleeves too long, not good

Marios Louvaris
Community Member
4 years ago

She looks like an evil witch!

Linda Hoover
Community Member
4 years ago

2 is funniest!

Cristina Loayza
Community Member
4 years ago

Yikes! She certainly should get her money back

Jane The Killer
Community Member
4 years ago

DUDE, her arm is stuck at a 45 degree angle, and she looks like she just robbed Emerald City, then wandered past a paint factory. On st. patricks day.

Allana Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

wearable but the collar is all wrong! Disappointing to say the least.

Ellen Clark
Community Member
4 years ago

That is not bad, but it is not sexy. You do not need to look like a vamp at your age.

Kawaii Lemon
Community Member
4 years ago

I'd wear it :D

Sheki Metica
Community Member
4 years ago

Racist caption though

Aunt Messy
Community Member
4 years ago

Lose the sleeves and get a proper hem on the skirt. You'll be fine.

Sarah Kim
Community Member
4 years ago

its not as bad as the others

xpurinx
Community Member
4 years ago

Should be off shoulder - wth

Nancy E
Community Member
4 years ago

Looks old fashioned .

Jeannie Carle
Community Member
4 years ago

beautiful dress - just not the same one ;-)

Jenny Dow-Cooper
Community Member
4 years ago

The dress is pretty

Anne Mueggenborg
Community Member
4 years ago

Yeah it isn't too bad. Maybe not expected but who else knows what it was supposed to be?!

Ildiko Okido
Community Member
4 years ago

Well.... everyone who sees this article right now. So basically the whole world.

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ELIZABETH ARTH
Community Member
4 years ago

not bad at all

Lalo Vidals
Community Member
4 years ago

Not so bad…

Prussia
Community Member
4 years ago

That actually looks good

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#10

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Jesus Wäre
Community Member
4 years ago

This dress was almost as disappointing as my life choices

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#11

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Naima Ivansdóttir
Community Member
4 years ago

well, i don't think this is THAT bad actually... needs some fixing for sure, but...

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#12

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Naima Ivansdóttir
Community Member
4 years ago

oh my, this looks like a lame disney princess costume for kids :D

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#13

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Flora Polvado
Community Member
4 years ago

Better bra, in a nude color, remove the pads, and your fine

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#14

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Wyndmere
Community Member
4 years ago

Loiks worse cause it isn't fastened on her left side, and she's standing on the hem.

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#15

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Fire Bird
Community Member
4 years ago

its not the same dress.

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#16

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Ana T.
Community Member
4 years ago

the school nurse call , she wants her gauze cloth back

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#17

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GlassOfWater
Community Member
4 years ago

Looks like a shower curtain XD

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#18

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Nancy E
Community Member
4 years ago

Cheap fabric on skirting

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#19

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Aldea
Community Member
4 years ago

Both hideous

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#20

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Susan Forbes
Community Member
4 years ago

Before looked fine too

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#21

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Nicole
Community Member
4 years ago

all these dress's look like f*cking Halloween costumes!

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#22

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Flora Polvado
Community Member
4 years ago

Wait, what? Did they send it in pieces? Even if put together, it won't match the picture.

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#23

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Aine
Community Member
4 years ago

The top fits her well... to add a different skirt would be easy!

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#24

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Sean
Community Member
4 years ago

This one could be refitted and be ok, the material is a bit sad though

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#25

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Kati
Community Member
4 years ago

But... what's wrong here? Except the black top under the dress?

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#26

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Flora Polvado
Community Member
4 years ago

Grandma!? Is that you?!

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#27

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Tiari
Community Member
4 years ago

To be fair, this looks like the wrong size. Perhaps simple as that. Perhaps it would look good if it wasn't too big.

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#28

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Brigitte
Community Member
4 years ago

It's really not that bad. This dress is still wearable.

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#29

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Captain Planet
Community Member
4 years ago

Hah complaining about a dress not fitting well enough when you are consiously ordering a dress that shows all your private parts at 16-17. Good thing you are worrying about the right things. That damm dress fit.

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rakuninaru
Community Member
4 years ago

Is it me?.. or a lot of people order that dress...

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Sajib Tanvir
Community Member
4 years ago

Just stop ordering wrong sized dresses

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#32

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Clair Stewart
Community Member
4 years ago

this looks alright too

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#33

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ConfusedPanda
Community Member
4 years ago

The socks really bring the look together

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#34

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Flora Polvado
Community Member
4 years ago

Both are kinda fugly

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#35

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Flora Polvado
Community Member
4 years ago

No, not the right style for you. Until you understand your body type, always try on first. Took me years, still try first, every time.

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#36

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Kati
Community Member
4 years ago

Again. Why do you think you will look exactly like a photoshoped model?

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#37

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Lara B.
Community Member
4 years ago

Looks alright to me. Just a different colour 💁🏼

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#38

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xpurinx
Community Member
4 years ago

What's wrong with this one? Just needs to be ironed

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#39

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Pamela Mitchell
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful dress - looks like people are disillusioned about body type and their actual measurements.

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Susan Forbes
Community Member
4 years ago

*shrugs* Looks pretty close to the original

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#41

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Aine
Community Member
4 years ago

it looks fine!

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#42

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Susan Forbes
Community Member
4 years ago

Looks like the picture

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