Ugly Prom Dress of the Day: The ice dance costume


Ah, figure skating, how we love it! The rigid hairdos, the American tan tights, the sequin-covered costumes! It’s a Fashion Police officer’s dream nightmare, but wait… why’s this 1980s figure-skating costume being sold as a prom dress? Oh. OH.

You know, normally we love us some puff sleeves, but we’re thinking it’s long past time these ones had a little appointment with ol’ Edward Scissorhands, no? And in fact, maybe Eddie there could see what he could do with the rest of it, too…


  • May 27, 2008


    Where did this even come from? it looks like someone’s 80s closet reject. tell me a contemporary designer (using the term loosely) didn’t come up with this!

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  • May 27, 2008


    That was my best friend’s prom dress in high school. That EXACT dress. If I remember correctly, she bought it at one of those prom/bridal boutiques for somewhere around $300 and had to have it altered for $100. That was 1992. How funny!
    My dress on the other hand, was a $50 lace LBD I found on the clearance rack in a department store. It was my go-to LBD for about the next ten years!

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