As much as we hate to see dresses with see-through sections on the bodice, we actually think we may hate see-through sections with a pattern on them even more. The purpose seems to be to make you look like you have an upper-body tattoo, you see, and while this is far from the worst Ugly Prom Dress we’ve featured here, we think it still qualifies for that bodice alone. If you disagree, though, and you absolutely must slip into that red lace on prom night, you can buy it for $440.
The clue was in the title with this one, wasn’t it? Because when a dress is described as having “fuchsia ruffles over yellow satin”, it’s pretty hard to imagine how it could end up being anything other than an Ugly Prom Dress of the Day, no? Still, one mans rags is another man’s riches, and one woman’s Ugly Prom Dress is another woman’s dream gown, so if this is the dress you’ve been searching for, and you have a spare $178 to burn, you’ll find it here. Spotted an Ugly Prom Dress? We’re always looking for new, hideous dresses to feature in our Ugly Prom Dress of the Day slot, so if you’ve seen one, send us a link, plus…
We just hate to think what kind of curtains Scarlett had to destroy to come up with this little number. Still, at least she looks happy. That’s the main thing, right?
"Pink! It totally makes the boys wink, you know! Makes ’em vomit, too, if you’re not careful…" [Dress]
“Now, don’t look at me like that! What you have to remember is that the flamingo who died to make this dress had a good life, and he was totally happy to sacrifice himself so I could go to the prom looking like this. No, he was! And I just bet he’s up there in flamingo heaven right now, looking down on me! And laughing. What? Why are you still looking at me like that?!” Spotted an Ugly Prom Dress? Remember to do your duty and report it to The Fashion Police. Do not approach these dresses! They could be dangerous… More Ugly Prom Dresses!
"Can you believe I found this in the clearance section? Oh no, wait: you totally can, can’t you?" (Thanks to Jen for the report!)
There’s an outside chance that this dress could look better if the wearer wasn’t shaking her thang quite so hard. Or it could still make her look like she’s been stranded on a desert island for years, with no hope of escape. What do you think?
Girlfriend looks mighty smug for someone with half a squid stuck to her dress, dontchya think? (Thanks to Ruby for the report!)
"Raar! I am ze sexy lady, no? I on ze hunt like ze vild animal I wear! I take you back to my lair, ve do it like zey do on ze Doscovery Channel, yes?" Totally the look you’re aiming for on prom night. No question.
Frumpy and a little bit trashy: now there’s a combination you don’t see too often! Thankfully.
"…and after a few more glasses of punch, well, I just didn’t care WHAT I was wearing no more. At one point I even started hallucinating that someone else’s head was attached to my body! Yeah, it was a great prom…"
"Tell me truthfully now, have I used too many lace ruffles? Wait, what am I saying? You can never have too many lace ruffles!"
"I totally should’ve listened to the Fairy Godmother when she told me it’d turn back into rags at midnight…"
Ribs were big that year. Apparently.
Suddenly Scarlett wasn’t quite so sure this dress had been the best idea for the Twelve Oaks barbecue…
It’s ancient, we know, but as we’re in the business of rounding up all of the ugly prom dresses in the world and imprisoning them in the Fashion Police jail, there was just no way in the world we could ignore the famous pregnant prom dress, first spotted at UglyDress.com, and made fun off all over the Internet ever since. It’s our belief that this may actually be the ugliest prom dress ever, or maybe even ugliest dress in the world? Because, seriously, if there’s a way to look worse at prom than by making your pregnant belly your number one accessory, we just don’t know what it is… and we’re not sure we want to know, either. Spotted a dress…
"And I was like, ‘No, mom, I am NOT wearing a skirt to the prom, and you can’t even make me!’ So we compromised. This is the compromise. This way I get to show my knickers but I still lool classy. Clever!"
"But on the plus side, if I fall out of a plane while I’m wearing it, I’ll just float gently back to earth. I mean, that could totally happen at prom, right? RIght?"
We don’t know what you think, but we’re not at all convinced that our Barbies would’ve worn this dress – not even Crystal Barbie, who liked shiny things, or Pink n’ Pretty Barbie, with her penchant for pink. Of course, there may well have been a Fashion Criminal Barbie we just weren’t aware of (Damn!), in which case perhaps the easily-creased pink silk, ruched bodice, puffy sleeves and kicky little "butt bow" (to make your butt look like a present, see?), not to mention the cunning use of lace, would’ve set her plastic heart on fire. Maybe.
Oh, you glamorous 80s, you were like an ugly prom dress factory, and how we love you for it! Back in its day, of course, this dress would probably have been considered the absolute height of fashion. It has all of those 80s elements: the shiny fabric, the pointed bodice, the type of sleeves that would make a quarterback proud, the fug… Why, all you need is a pair of pointy stilettos (Barbie pink would do just fine), a back-combed perm, and you’re ready to party like it’s 1982!