Ugly Prom Dress Arrest: Animal print – now with added belly-flashing


Oh, now that’s just GREAT: we’re going to have “Eye of the Tiger” stuck in our heads ALL DAY now.

“Risin’ up, back on the street
Did my time, took my chances
Went the distance, now I’m back on my feet
Just a model and her will to wear ugly prom dresses…”

This dress is by Jovani, and can be purchased here for $485. It’s funny because, just last week, someone commented on an ancient Ugly Prom Dress post about another Jovani dress, saying that we’re not allowed to dislike Jovani dresses because, OMG, it’s JOVANI, its, like, the BEST LABEL EVER, and that, clearly the only reason we would claim not to like any of their dresses* is because we just can’t afford such sophistication.

To this, all we can say is: damn, yeah, you totally nailed us, anonymous commenter! If we could only scrape together the princely sum of $485, we would totally be wearing this dress right now. Like, totally.  Well, wouldn’t everyone?

[Thanks to Elle for the report!]

* We don’t dislike ALL Jovani dresses, by the way. Just the ones that look like this.


  • April 27, 2009


    Ew. Just. Ew.

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  • April 27, 2009


    …Ew. And since when did a label say when we can and cannot hate a design that’s awful? It doesn’t matter who designed these dresses, they are awful nonetheless. To me, the fact that these are made by an apparently well-known designer makes it even worse, since these are so bad.

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  • April 27, 2009

    Rock Hyrax

    … the horror…

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  • April 27, 2009


    Are you sure this isn’t Jane of the Jungle halloween costume?
    Also that model’s arms are terrifyingly thin.

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  • April 27, 2009


    Me Jane. Where Tarzan? (On second thought, do we really want to know what Tarzan would wear to prom?)

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  • June 2, 2009


    You know, my first thought was that if you changed the fabric and print, and then made the skirt twirly-er, it would make a rather nice dress to belly dance in.

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