Ugly Prom Dresses Roundup: The Ultimate Ugly Prom Dress Gallery!

Ugly prom dresses: they’re out there. Oh boy, are they out there. The Fashion Police have been arresting these ugly prom dresses for years now, in a bid to keep the prom-going public free of such horrors as the “Bahama Mama” and “The One That Looks Like a Toilet Roll Doll”, but the consequence of that has been that our jail is now overflowing with ugly prom dresses of all descriptions. Some are tacky, some are trashy; some contain such lurid colours and patterns that not even eyeball bleach can save our sight. Others have strange cut-outs, so little fabric that you may as well go naked, or bizarre dangly bits that we can’t even begin to fathom.  Some are even not that bad in the opinions of our readers.

Today, then, we’re bringing out all (or most) of the ugly prom dresses we’ve arrested over the years, and putting them on parade: a kind of rogue’s gallery, if you will. Don’t have nightmares…


  • May 24, 2010


    You missed a few, though the ones you have are outrageous!
    Here’s one to add to your collection.

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  • May 24, 2010


    Winner for trashiest: the black mini that is more shress than dress
    Winner for least flattering: a tie between the pink with diamond-shaped, sheer cut-outs and the lime green with the V-belly.
    Winner for most bizarrely horrifying: the genital dress

    Also, a couple of these would make fantastic costumes for an evil sorceress in a fantasy movie!

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  • May 25, 2010


    This post completely made my day. I would love to get my hands on one of the really frilly ones. I’ve always wanted to host an ugly formal wear party, and I think it would be perfect for the occasion.

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  • May 30, 2010



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  • November 16, 2010


    I like some of these dresses i dont noe why but i do.

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  • August 25, 2011


    hehehe some of this dresses are really ugly 🙂

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  • October 10, 2011


    not all of them are bad but i would never wear any of these to my prom

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  • […] this week’s edition of Wear or Die, we bring you two dresses, both pulled from our very own Ugly Prom Dress gallery, and both modelled by the same girl. That poor, poor girl. She’s not as lucky as you are: she […]

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  • April 30, 2012


    While a lot of these are awful, they are some I do like and would wear. Especially that long black one with the designs on it. The model is blonde and she is wearing long black gloves.

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