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10+ Reasons Why You Should Never Buy Your Prom Dress Online

Prom is a special day for a lot of people

Unfortunately, it wasn’t such a great day for people who bought their dresses online. A lot of people tweeted out the horror dresses they got for shopping from online outlets. And here, we have a compilation of these expectation vs. reality series.

#1 Don’t order your dress online, kids.

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#2 Because this is what happens when you do

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#3 And in case you still think it’s a good idea, keep scrolling.

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#4 Prom season means memories. Good or bad.

hannnahhnicolee

#5 Buying a prom dress online is just too risky

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#6 You’re just setting yourself up for failure if you do

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#7 Fortunately, some of them had backups.

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#8 But unfortunately for the others, they did not have backups.

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#9 It’s not even the same colour

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#10 That is not what was promised

francescurrier

#11 Her face says it all, doesn’t it?

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#12 At least it’s blue, I guess.

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#13 The colour’s different, it’s darker, and it’s not even made properly!

cae_rose

#14 They cheapened out on the fabric!

BrookeTilton

#15 This is a very wise PSA. They don’t even look alike.

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#16 At least Emma can see the funny side of things.

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#17 China dresses are basically disappointments wrapped in fabric

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#18 The proportions are all off!

mogantalley

#19 They look nothing alike.

victoriaalaw

#20 Just because it’s cheap, doesn’t mean it’s good. Alyssa learned that the hard way.

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#21 How are you even supposed to wear this? The colour is lighter!

jackieepezan

#22 Disproportionate dress sizes anyone?

Little___Renee

#24 They’re not the same colour and it’s not even safe for work!

Sydd_Thee_Kiddd

#25 Whenever someone asks what disappointment is, show them this.

Hooks_andbait

#26 At least they learned their lesson this time

kavita1206

#27 This one isn’t that bad.

DaniCameron1331

#27 Ouch, the faux white transparency is just terrible.

jazmineahmet

#28 The bad things that happen when you buy a dress from China.

AlexisBuono

#29 That dress is a good dress, but the one she got is a terrible one.

godparkjimin

#30 That is a face of disappointment and nothing else.

_Annie_AreYouO

#31 PSA, my friends. Those are not the same dresses.

ps_sonikar

#32 They cheapened out with the fabric!

sariarenee

#33 When you order your dress online, it’s a gamble that rarely pays.

hannahdorking

#34 She ordered a slim fit gold with a bit of extra down back. She received red plastic.

MichalAizii

#35 Once again, the “transparent” part of the dress is not actually transparent.

LaileeBug1234

#36 The collar’s all different, and the back straps are too high!

DarcieDarcie1

#37 I think it lost most of its bejeweled luster during shipping.

leahbenoit1

#38 The top is great, but the bottoms are cheap trash.

ConnieMayling

#39 They didn’t even try to make it like the original here.

DestinyOoos

#40 It was prettier and well made in the ad. Not so much as the real product.

maria_kusior

#41 Her face is a face of disappointment.

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#42 At least now you know why buying a dress online is such a bad idea.

ellashleyy

Hey, when they tell you not to buy stuff online without thoroughly checking the retailer, they mean it. If it looks good, but the price tag is way less than it should be, odds are, you’re about to be ripped off. Take the advice of these strangers, learn from their mistakes, and if things come to the point that you’re taking this extremely dangerous gamble… Try and make sure you have a backup plan.

Because in case things go wrong, as they did for these dozens of women, at least you’ll have something to fall back on. Better to go to prom on a second choice than not to go to prom at all, right?

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