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Teen Devastated By This Insane Prom Dress Fail Just Hours Before Prom

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Prom is a hugely important event to many young people. They’re seniors in high school and about to graduate, and their lives are going to change forever. But before they do, it’s time for one last, formal dance, and for most of them it will be the biggest, fanciest Cinderella-iest ball in their lives. That’s why one Rochester teenager was devastated last week when she went to get her unique, custom-made prom dress from a local designer, and it was awful.

Monday, Dee Lewis from Rochester, N.Y., posted a photo of her daughter’s horrible prom dress fail to Facebook, and it’s astoundingly awful. This was handed to her daughter the day before prom, and the dressmaker charged $300 for it.

“So (the designer) called my daughter the night before prom to pick up her dress, which she charges $300 for. R u serious.. Was I wrong for wanting my deposit back?”

No, she was not wrong for wanting her deposit back. The dress is a travesty. It’s completely see-through over the entire torso, and it’s not well fit or tailored. There are clumps of some kind of fringed trim over each breast, and a loin cloth of the same stuff around her hips to keep this dress from being completely X-rated, but it is still sheer enough that the teenage girl’s red underwear are clearly visible through the dress at this fitting.

It’s hard to even figure out what the designer was going for here. Beyoncé, if she were a toilet paper mummy? Swan Lake, if she were pecked to death by the other birds?

Lewis says her daughter did not request this dress or anything that looked like it. She’d originally wanted a different dress she saw on Instagram, but when she couldn’t get that one, she asked a local designer to make her something. She wanted something one-of-a-kind, and the designer said she’d play around and “freestyle” her a dress that would look great, and Malexa agreed to put her faith in the designer’s hands.

“For a $100 deposit, Kia told my daughter that she would make her something nice with material she already owned and that she wanted to ‘play around with the design,’” Lewis said in an interview with Yahoo Style. “Malexa didn’t know anything about what the dress would look like.”

Then the day before prom the designer said to come get the dress and bring the other $200. Then it looked like this, and the poor kid was understandably devastated. Who wouldn’t be? That dress is awful, and she only found out the day before prom.

Fortunately, Malexa did not have to wear it. One of Lewis’ friends sent over her daughter’s dress from last year, and Malexa managed some last-minute modifications with another designer to transform that dress into something unique, like she’d originally wanted.

(Image: Facebook / Sham Sincere Lewis)

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