Unique Boutique floral print corsage mini prom dress: your thoughts?

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  The Fashion Police would've been ALL OVER this dress when we were young. Just look at it: it's one part ballerina's tutu, one part trashy princess, and another part that looks vaguely like something the 'Like a Virgin' era Madonna would've totally worn.

These days? Let's just say we're not so keen.

We are a little confused, though, because we didn't find this while policing one of our regular prom-dress hangouts, but at ASOS.com, where it's priced at £250. Or rather, where is WAS priced at £250, because almost as soon as that dress appeared on the ASOS website, it sold right out.

Tell us, then, readers: are our instincts guiding us wrong on this one? Is this dress just as fabulous to grown adults as it would've been to our eight-year-old selves? Tell us!

32 Comments

  • February 13, 2009

    gokarm

    I had a barbie costume…i think it was an ice skating thing…that this reminds me of. I didn’t even much like it on barbie. That said, with a little…well, a LOT, more structure, I think the direction of this dress is probably a good one. I think many teens would look better in this than they would in a long gown too rigid and mature for their young selves. But get a handle on that tulle people!

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  • February 13, 2009

    Lisa

    Looks like she’s got her skirt stuck in her pantyhose in several places. Worst day I ever had in church was when I couldn’t stop giggling over a woman in front of me who had done the same thing.

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  • February 13, 2009

    M

    I would have loved this in highschool in the early 90s – paired with some Docs, it would have been (to me at the time) the perfect combination of girly and asymmetrical balanced with the look of 8-hole docs.
    I agree with a poster above that on a teenager this could be quite cute. Not so much on anyone past 18/19.

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  • February 13, 2009

    Evelyn

    I agree. Teeny Bopper stuff only.

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  • February 13, 2009

    natalia

    i’m a teenager & i love this. i might not wear it to prom, but the skirt is gorgeous. don’t care much for the flowers, though. this might be nice in a darker color so it doens’t look as much like a ballerina tutu. 🙂

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  • February 13, 2009

    Sarah

    I agree with a previous poster, it looks like the skirt got stuck in her pantyhose. And I know that in my old high school, my principle probably would have made them go home and change before coming into prom, to be honest.

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  • February 14, 2009

    anna

    I sort of love it. This year is my prom year, and I decided on a long dress but this is all kinds of awesome. The back looks a little bit awkward, and I’m not really a fan of white and pink, as a general rule. It’s not for everyone, but on the right person, it could be so perfect.

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  • February 14, 2009

    Paige

    Um, It kinda looks like she got runover by a car…

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  • February 14, 2009

    Liv

    I might be inclined to consider this as a wedding dress … BUT ONLY because it would be fairly easy to modify the skirt portion of it so that it would be longer
    … also, the roses are a bit big for my taste, and something needs to be done in regards to the strangely rose-petal-shaped bits of corset fabric that are sticking out at the waist, ready to poke all those who challenge them .. o0
    … now that i think about it … with all those modifications it’s really not worth buying.

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  • February 14, 2009

    Moni

    I like the corset part and the general idea of the dress, but I’d prefer the skirt a little bit longer, with the hem and the ruffles ending on approximately the same level. The way it is now it looks like somebody tore off the underskirt.
    By the way: Is that a shoulder strap in the lefp picture? Where did it disappear to in the right?

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  • February 14, 2009

    Rock Hyrax

    Ugh – your instincts are spot-on!

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  • February 15, 2009

    aldyndskies

    tutu much

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  • February 15, 2009

    wilab

    O.M to the G! this is just perfect!;) well,i’m a teen and i s0o s0o s0o l0ove this.:D

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  • February 15, 2009

    chocoholic

    I like the idea of it, but with a more normal looking skirt part.

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  • February 16, 2009

    emily

    im gonna buy this dress when they get it back in stcok and im gonna wear it to my grad 🙂

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  • February 16, 2009

    sally

    That is a really cute dress.

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  • February 16, 2009

    Barb

    Does anyone know who makes that dress?

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  • February 17, 2009

    FabGene

    In a Gothic Lolita sort of style, it would be great! Darling! Cute! Innocent!
    That is the perspective I see it as. Its hard to judge it as something else other then Lolita. Maybe not in the now fashion….
    I donno.. I think its cute.

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  • February 19, 2009

    Natalie

    I’m a teen, and I adore this dress! Sure, the skirt’s a bit awkward in places and it worried me in the original picture, but on the runway you can chalk it up to couture. Truth is, I’m a ballerina (I’ve been up on pointe for four years or so) so the whole “tutu” aspect just adds to the appeal. My grandmother, bless her soul, thinks it’s the ugliest thing she’s ever seen, but for a modern audience I think it’s fabulous (the whole flower, corsage-y thing reminds me of the dress SJP wore in Sex and the City!) And the point where the bodice meets the tulle adds to the effect of a disheveled ball gown. I could’ve done without the random tulle hanging down, though, and agree that it would look amazing as a traditional full-length dress with a different skirt. But if it ever comes back in stock, I will snatch it up! ^.^

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  • February 21, 2009

    Sarah

    http://www.formaldress4u.co.uk/acatalog/NA12.html#
    *shudder*

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  • March 28, 2009

    Shaylin

    i’m a teenager too. and i kinda wanna murder the cracked out barbie doll who imagined this nasty thing. no. instincts were correct. this is gross.

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  • May 30, 2009

    Diandra

    I think it’s cute, but not as a prom dress. A celebrity, haute-couture-styled party perhaps?

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  • June 17, 2009

    CR

    actually I really like it. Not for a prom dress no- well…maybe, you’d really have to work the “Princess Ai” angle it to pull it off. Yeah, I could see it working, but never for the copy-cut-out sort of girl.
    But still a spiffy, hot, fun sort of dress.

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  • June 27, 2009

    courtney

    i actually think it’s pretty cute

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  • October 30, 2009

    Nikki

    I loove this dress. I would change the color and wear it down the aisle at my wedding. With some killer stank ho heels it would be great punk dress. DIFFERENT COLOR NEEDED THOUGH. Maybe all white.

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  • March 8, 2010

    Jules

    It’s fun but I don’t see this being too flattering on anyone — I mean the skirt is so out-of-controle puffy that it would make you bum look epic

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  • March 14, 2010

    aderyn

    omg. i can’t beleive some poeple actually like this dress !? yes, i know, we’re all intitled to our own opinions and everything, but just look at it. EWW!!!! there is a possible chance that if it was cheaper and the roses weren’t on it, i might wear it for halloween as a dead bride or something, but for prom?!!?! come on, be serious; this dress is hideous!!!

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  • March 17, 2010

    megan

    I’m getting used tissue paper.

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  • April 7, 2010

    shadow

    Hey, you may want to check this out, I think I found the bride of big bird’s (seseme street) dress.

    http://blog.patyuen.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/prom_dress.jpg

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  • April 16, 2010

    lm foong

    Nice dress but I wonder why the back center portion is lifted up

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  • July 21, 2010

    autumn

    I’m 14 years old and I like the dress alot 🙂

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  • July 30, 2010

    An

    I love this dress.It s very beautiful and it is a little bit gothic designed.

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