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
3 years ago

It looks lika a curtain

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#2

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Tijana Skrbic
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#3

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Alusair Alustriel
Community Member
3 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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#4

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N G
Community Member
3 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
3 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
3 years ago

Looks like a Snuggie blanket :0

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#7

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Asia
Community Member
3 years ago

This one is not bad!

M. M
Community Member
3 years ago

It's bad ....

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Just a Purpler
Community Member
3 years ago

I don't even like the model dress to be honest, the mermaid dress in general seems like such a silly trend to me. It looks like they're going to trip with every step, or like they didn't pull there pants up enough (in this case the skirt part of the dress, but I'm sure you get my saying?)

jacluckycat
Community Member
3 years ago

I can't believe people are saying this is pretty. Even the tulle hates the random spots of glitter, that's why it's so limp and sad.

Lunar
Community Member
3 years ago

i think it's pretty!

Lucybaby
Community Member
3 years ago

Its a very pretty dress, prettier than the others, at least it looks normal.

Alana White
Community Member
3 years ago

I know its not what she paid for, but I think its cute..

Rebecca Weeks
Community Member
2 years ago

Awful!

Cyriane Aleister
Community Member
2 years ago

Not like picture but wearable for a taller people with big boobs!

Alison Evans
Community Member
2 years ago

technically this one isn't so bad, the model probably has a petticoat on that makes the net stand out, the hip needs letting out slightly and the bust needs taking in. All these tips you don't get told when buying on the net, also the seam isn't big enough for alterations which it should be in a shop. Do yourself a favour girls, go and support a local shop and get what you looking for

lovethosebudgies
Community Member
3 years ago

A couple of adjustments by a seamstress and...I like it!

Pam Thorne
Community Member
3 years ago

Not same dress! Look at the crystals on top. There are also No crystals on the bottom of the original. The model is THIN, TALL, and has fake boobs! NOT a prom dress!

Pam Thorne
Community Member
3 years ago

Go to a dressmaker and have her adjust it to your shape. And wear a brassalette for pity's sake!

Brenda Pereira
Community Member
3 years ago

It would be ok, but the bust is much too large.

Cassandra Simons (Peregrine Web)
Community Member
3 years ago

Not even close, lol.

Suzan Wegman
Community Member
3 years ago

Ugly

Cristina Loayza
Community Member
3 years ago

this was certainly a cheat... poor girl, she should ask for her money back! It´s not was she ordered!

Jane The Killer
Community Member
3 years ago

Definanty not what she wanted...but not entirely terrible....lo-l-look at the tv. omg why.

Susan Ramsay
Community Member
3 years ago

Another "similar" product. I actually like it. I think the top is too big, but can't figure out why it 'pooches' at the hip.

Allana Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

so sad :(

Miss Jackson
Community Member
3 years ago

They don't Look similar but, the dress still looks cute!

Erica
Community Member
3 years ago

The top bit is just a little too big. If it only went to just above your stomach it would be fine.

Just a Purpler
Community Member
3 years ago

I don't even think the model dress looks nice... Being real it looks like she's going to trip with every step... Never understood the "mermaid dress" trend...

Ellen Clark
Community Member
3 years ago

That one is actually not bad - pull the dress down.

Kawaii Lemon
Community Member
3 years ago

Well it isn't that bad, not what I'd choose but it's still ok!

ELIZABETH ARTH
Community Member
3 years ago

exactly!

xpurinx
Community Member
3 years ago

Guess the sequins went walkies...

Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

What's with the crease in the middle?

Susan Forbes
Community Member
3 years ago

Designed for someone taller, I think

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Jeannie Carle
Community Member
3 years ago

Wrong size, is all.

Monika Grzesik
Community Member
3 years ago

Actually kind of like that one :) Just need fitting

Janice Waterman
Community Member
3 years ago

Buy a smaller size!

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#8

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Lucybaby
Community Member
3 years ago

It was ALMOST there lol

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#9

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Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

Again. Totally not the expectation, but looks wearable.

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#10

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Jesus Wäre
Community Member
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 years ago

its not the same dress.

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#16

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Ana T.
Community Member
3 years ago

the school nurse call , she wants her gauze cloth back

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#17

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GlassOfWater
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like a shower curtain XD

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#18

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Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

Cheap fabric on skirting

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#19

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Aldea
Community Member
3 years ago

Both hideous

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#20

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Susan Forbes
Community Member
3 years ago

Before looked fine too

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#21

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Nicole
Community Member
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 years ago

Grandma!? Is that you?!

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#27

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Tiari
Community Member
3 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
3 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
3 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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#30

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rakuninaru
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#31

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Sajib Tanvir
Community Member
3 years ago

Just stop ordering wrong sized dresses

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#32

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Clair Stewart
Community Member
3 years ago

this looks alright too

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#33

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ConfusedPanda
Community Member
3 years ago

The socks really bring the look together

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#34

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Flora Polvado
Community Member
3 years ago

Both are kinda fugly

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#35

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Flora Polvado
Community Member
3 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
3 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
3 years ago

Looks alright to me. Just a different colour 💁🏼

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#38

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xpurinx
Community Member
3 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
3 years ago

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

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#40

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Susan Forbes
Community Member
3 years ago

*shrugs* Looks pretty close to the original

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#41

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Aine
Community Member
3 years ago

it looks fine!

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#42

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Susan Forbes
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like the picture

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