Ugly Prom Dress of the Day : Little Red Riding Hood


We’ve been running our Dress of the Day feature for a long time now, and while it’s always fun to drool over beautiful dresses, sometimes it’s even more fun to take a long, laughing look at the truly ugly ones. Take prom dresses, for instance. While we were putting together our Ugly Prom Dresses roundup a couple of weeks ago, it occurred to us that there are just too many ugly prom dresses in the world for us to round them all up in one handy little post. It would take us weeks, and as a new ugly prom dress is born every minute (roughly), the task itself would be like painting the Forth Road Bridge – endless.

So here it is, Fashion Cadets, the start of a new daily feature in which we’ll be showing you some of the ugliest prom dresses the world has ever seen. We’re kicking off with a reader-submitted dress: this Prom Dress Crime was sent to us by Fashion Police cadet Katie, who wondered if Little Red Riding Hood has missed her dress yet. And after Grandma spent all that time sewing on those ruffles, too!  Oh, and if you’re thinking of wearing this one to prom, remember that the long white gloves are an essential part of the outfit – all the better to make you a fashion criminal with, my dears!

Call the Fashion Police!
If you’ve spotted an Ugly Prom Dress on your travels, remember to report it to your friendly Fashion Police officials. It’s not the law… but it should be.


  • April 25, 2008


    When I was 12 I would have killed for that dress :o)

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  • April 25, 2008

    The Fashion Police

    Chica, me too! I think that’s the problem 🙂

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  • April 25, 2008


    In 5th grade I dressed up as Abigail Adams for a class project and this dress has a frightening resemblance to the dress I wore back then.

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  • April 25, 2008


    It looks like a toilet roll cover I won in a raffle when I was a kid. My mum threw it out I couldn’t understand why. I totally get her reasoning now.

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  • April 28, 2008


    I think that’s adorable, if it just had better sleeves.

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  • August 5, 2008

    Abigail Adams

    OMG its sooo pretty! haha

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  • December 30, 2008


    i think this dress is totally retro-cute there is a few things i would chane but thats what sewing machines and sissors r for rite?? haha

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  • January 9, 2009


    And again a dress that wouldn’t look that bad in an Old West environment (except for the visible zipper in the back), but just doesn’t seem at home at a modern day prom. Adding some sleeves would improve things of course…

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  • January 28, 2009

    helan beer

    i think this dress looks amazing. i love it how did this end up bein the ugly prom dress of the day i mean i hav seen far worse than that

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  • June 26, 2009


    it turns me onnnnnn!!!

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  • June 28, 2009

    Jenny Overhaul

    i won’t lie, i think its kinda cute

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