Happy Prom Season, y’all. In their annual effort to outdress everyone else without spending a lot, ladies are turning to the internet. The photos in the online stores are always amazing, but the real prom dresses don’t always match. Sometimes the results are cute, and sometimes they’re disastrous. One thing’s for sure: we all benefit from seeing these hilarious pictures.
Mum: Look for your prom dress online. Me:* pic.twitter.com/ku61dBWL8m
— Hebè🌹 (@BEVERLEYBTS) May 29, 2017
Check out some of the flops that prove it’s hard to avoid an online prom dress fail:
The cups weren’t quite so obvious in the internet version. We bet a real photo would have been a deal-breaker for this buyer. Hopefully Hannah was able to find another beaded option before the big dance.
With prom season coming up, just reminding everyone why you shouldn't order your prom dress online.. pic.twitter.com/J3KxTUkkN2
— Han (@hannnahhnicolee) April 6, 2017
At least the bottom half of this dress Leah bought is OK…
— Leah Benoit (@leahbenoit1) February 11, 2017
Ella is now convinced online prom dress shopping is not a good idea. She tweeted that, luckily, she had also purchased a backup dress.
when they say "don't order a prom dress online," they really mean dONT ORDER A PROM DRESS ONLINE pic.twitter.com/UcpRPrDHBB
— ella (@ellashleyy) April 13, 2017
And Twitter user Alyssa also had some sleeve issues.
Still one of our favorites of all time, here’s hoping that this gal has now recovered from her Prom Dress Debacle of 2016.
this is what happens when you order your prom dress online pic.twitter.com/z3Q07SGdjn
— hal (@marrahaley) May 8, 2016
But, it’s not all bad:
Twitter user Kassi, who says she’ll be a senior next year, posted that she was happy with hers even though she knows people say not to take the risk. No word on how much this one cost.
So many people are saying not to buy a prom dress online but like 🤷🏽♀️💃🏾 pic.twitter.com/KMR1oFuCaH
— Kassi (@ksmith5200) May 21, 2017
And Twitter user Miranda said she eventually came around and did wear her new dress, after the shock wore off that it was so different from the dress she thought she purchased.
PSA: don't buy your prom dress online. I ended up liking mine but it was traumatizing when it came in looking NOTHING like the photo. pic.twitter.com/Wl1wn8kVzp
— Miranda Elizabeth (@mirheartsyouu) May 22, 2017
Maybe stick to Amazon so you can check the product reviews first.
I ordered my prom dress from amazon and I wasn't disappointed. So glad I didn't have a prom fail pic.twitter.com/uVNGtadk2i
— syd misses niall (@blazedbrits) May 16, 2017
Whether you’re shopping for prom, work clothes or a clubbing outfit, it’s important to know who you’re buying from before clicking “purchase.” Buzzfeed recently tested out the garment quality from many popular cheap clothing sites, finding that some sites even steal high-fashion brands’ photos to sell a dress that definitely isn’t the same quality. It may be easier to just hit the store in person and know you won’t need a take two.