20 Teens Who Bought Prom Dresses Online And Totally Lived To Regret It

Ordering clothes online is a sure-fire recipe for disaster. Before you even get to the problem of sizing, there’s pretty much no way to know whether what you’re ordering will look the same in real life as it does on a webpage. So when it comes to something as important as your prom dress, you’ll probably want to order it in person – otherwise, you could end up in the same horrifying situation as these unfortunate teens.

Something about this doesn’t look quite right. Maybe it’s the oddly shiny hems or the weirdly transparent top-section. Yeah, it’s definitely the top. Never mind the poor girl who ordered this – who on earth would send it out thinking it’d be acceptable?

We don’t think that’s quite the look this girl was going for when she ordered her Sherri Hill dress. Alas, ordering clothes from the internet is often a fool’s gambit, and the reality of the situation here has definitely not matched up to expectations.

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This… just doesn’t make any sense. We’re not the only ones seeing a total disparity in color here, right? And that’s before we even get to the terrible fit or the stupidly long tail. Still, at least she’ll be able to use it as a shelter, we guess. Every cloud has a silver lining, after all.

Sure, you can’t always expect to look exactly like the model. But we’re pretty sure you can expect to resemble them a little bit more than this. Indeed, looking at the state of this dress, we’re beginning to wonder whether there’s some kind of world sequin shortage going on.

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We can’t imagine this is the look Brooke was going for when she ordered this dress. Still, it’s exactly what she received – and despite her attempts to grin and bear it, deep down, we know she’s going to live to regret it.

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To be fair, this almost looks like the real deal. If you squint, that is. And pretend really, really hard. Which, let’s be honest, is exactly what the poor girl who ordered it must have done to make it through her prom night without bursting into tears.

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Alyssa Collins tweeted this sage advice for would-be shoppers. And while plenty of decent clothes are made in China, if her horrific photo is anything to go by, maybe it’s best not to order prom dresses from the country.

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This poor girl would probably be feeling slightly better about her dress had she not paid a whopping $120 for it. That said, if she’d known how it was going to turn out in real life, we reckon she probably wouldn’t have paid $12 for it.

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Sometimes, the only way to learn a life lesson is by figuring it out on your own. That’s exactly what happened to Ella here, who discovered not to shop for her prom dress online and instead headed to Macy’s for a replacement. She’s just lucky she had time to do so.

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Considering how she’s had to censor her picture, we reckon this girl’s new prom dress was a lot more transparent than she’d hoped from the original photo. Somehow, we don’t think she’ll be ordering clothes from the internet ever again.

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You wouldn’t buy a car without taking it for a test drive. And you wouldn’t buy a house without looking around it first. So why buy a dress without trying it on? At least then you’d be able to avoid mishaps like this.

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While this girl assumed that she was buying a beautiful pink dress, it turned out that what she had actually ordered was “a quilt with arm holes and iron ons,” as she herself put it. Hey, at least she didn’t pay $230 for it. Oh, hang on…

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Annie Bleiler tweeted this picture of herself looking particularly grumpy alongside the hashtag #thedressfromhell. And comparing it to the original photograph, it’s not difficult to see why she was so upset – so would we be if this turned up in the mail.

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It’s easy to understand why the girls who’ve paid good money for their dresses have been more than a little miffed when they’ve turned up looking nothing like the picture. But if, like this girl, you decide to buy a $20 dress from the internet, you really have nobody to blame but yourself.

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Indeed, if there’s one thing you shouldn’t try to skimp out on, it’s your prom dress. But that’s exactly what happened to Cami Gronbach, who was sure she was “getting a good deal,” as she wrote on Twitter. If you’re looking to save money, try thrift stores – they’re probably more reliable.

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Poor Han here looks seconds away from bursting into tears at the sight of how her prom dress has turned out. In fact, she reckons that’s exactly what she did – and who can blame her? Let’s just hope she left enough time to go out and buy a replacement.

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Those don’t look like diamond cuffs to us. In fact, it almost looks like the top of this girl’s sleeves are covered in shards of glass – which would be fine if she was going for the ‘demented punk rocker’ look. Somehow, though, we don’t think that’s what she’d intended.

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Fortunately, this girl’s emergency replacement for the dress that she’d ordered online apparently turned out to be a lot better than her original choice. Although looking at the state of the thing, we reckon even a bedsheet wrapped around her torso would have done a better job.

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This unfortunate teen’s outfit looks more like something you’d get from a fancy dress shop than a $149 dress. Sadly, that’s exactly what she paid for it. Looking at the finished product, though, we bet you couldn’t pay her to actually wear it.

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