This dress comes to us direct from 1985 not from a specialist prom dress store, like so many of the Ugly Prom Dresses we're forced to arrest, but from our old friend Topshop. This gives us cause for concern. Are Topshop trying to popularise the shiny satin look of the Ugly Prom Dress? Are these in fashion now? Are they, to use a term we've come to hate, "on trend"? God, we hope not. We just don't have the manpower to be able to deal with an outbreak of crimes like this one.
On the, er, plus side, this dress DOES appear to have saddlebags. Which is… handy. We guess.
Topshop describe this one as "a show-stopping dress, to be worn with killer heels". (We hope they mean the "killer" heels bit literally. As in, heels that would kill the dress.) If you agree with them, it's £50 and you can buy it here.