By YEET MAGAZINE Updated 0118 GMT (0918 HKT) October 2, 2021

Mermaid Prom Dress @ KnockOffNightmares / Facebook.com

Mermaid Prom Dress @ KnockOffNightmares / Facebook.com

Finding the right outfit for any special occasion can be very difficult, but it's even worse when it comes to dresses. The latest fashion trends are often very expensive, so it's understandable that some would look for a similar style elsewhere to save a few bucks.

But we all know that fakes don't have the same quality as the original. In fact, some dresses bought online are so horrible that they should never have seen the light of day ... whether they are dresses from Ali Express or elsewhere. These buyers learned it the hard way so you don't have to experience it yourself.

1. Pink dress with rhinestones

Price of the original version: 850  to 1400 dollars
Made by: Terani Couture
Counterfeit purchased on: Ali Express
Counterfeit price: 25 dollars

Rhinestones have been a staple of prom dresses around the world for decades. You might think they stopped being in fashion in the '80s, but that trend was only intensifying back then. Almost every dress these days comes with these inexpensive, painstakingly sewn faux gems, but that doesn't mean they look like they're worth millions of dollars.

Pink Rhinestone Gown @ BridesBeware / Facebook.com

Pink Rhinestone Gown @ BridesBeware / Facebook.com

In our case here, an unsuspecting shopper thought she was getting the perfect peach-colored fairytale dress from the Ali Express site. The suite has unfortunately not place th as planned for the young woman. She wanted to look like a model but the result was quite different. But hey, what can we expect for 25 dollars?

2. Open back dress

Price of the original version: 250 to  420 dollars
Made by: Katie May
Counterfeit bought on: everyday-dresses.com (no longer exists)
Counterfeit price: Unconfirmed, but probably more expensive than it is worth

A beautiful open back dress with a high neck can be the perfect way to mix elegance and fashion. High-end versions of this style of dress can cost as much as $ 250, but what happens when other retailers want to recreate them and market them for a much lower price?

Low-Cut Back Gown @ cooperkay22 / Twitter.com

Low-Cut Back Gown @ cooperkay22 / Twitter.com

Sadly, even Costco wouldn't want this dress. We don't know exactly how much the counterfeit cost at retail, but we do know that it isn't worth a single penny. Does she fit well and shine? Not at all. Does it deserve to end up in the trash? Totally.

3. Mermaid prom dress

Price of the original version: 170 dollars
Made by: Hebeos
Counterfeit bought on: Wish
Counterfeit price: 70 dollars

Mermaid dresses have grown in popularity over the years, and many prom attendees opt for a colorful dress. When the dress is of good quality, it's a style that can really turn heads. Otherwise, it always turns heads, but for the wrong reasons.

Mermaid Prom Dress @ KnockOffNightmares / Facebook.com

Mermaid Prom Dress @ KnockOffNightmares / Facebook.com

This waterfall-shaped dress costs around $ 170 under its original version, but why buy something full-price when you can get it for less than half of its retail value from a Chinese seller? This shopper has learned the hard way that you should never go for the cheap when it comes to dresses. Instead of looking like Ariel, we witness a tragic scene of a fish stranded by the beach ...

4. Beaded ball gown

Price of the original version: 250  to 340 dollars
Made by: Abiyefon
Counterfeit purchased on: Dress That (no longer exists)
Counterfeit price: 85  -130 dollars

At first glance, this stunning ivory dress seems like the dress of your dreams. The original design by Turkish designer Abiyefon probably is. It features a beautiful neckline and a stunning beaded belt that offers just the right amount of sparkle.

Beaded Prom Dress @ victoriaalaw / Twitter.com

Beaded Prom Dress @ victoriaalaw / Twitter.com

But customers love a good deal - and if they can get something much cheaper elsewhere, they'll try that first. Who wouldn't? Sadly, the result is a pink and purple disaster, and the designer must probably be a 5 year old ...Advertising

5. Lace wedding dress

Price of the original version: 1350 dollars
Made by: Winona Bride
Price of the counterfeit: 340  -500 dollars
Counterfeit purchased on: Etsy

Not all brides want to wear a huge dress on their wedding day. Some opt for understated lace, more in keeping with the simplistic 1950s style. This gorgeous two-piece lace and cotton wedding dress is from wedding retailer Winona Bride.

Lace Wedding Frock @Daily Mail / Pinterest.com

Lace Wedding Frock @Daily Mail / Pinterest.com

Priced at 1350 dollars, this dress was a hit with many, but not all. A buyer thought she would get a similar version for a lot less, but got a little surprise. On the other hand, the dress purchased on Etsy can still be made into a curtain ...Advertising

6. Dress with transparent jewels

Price of the original version: 186 dollars
Made by: Jovani
Counterfeit purchased on: thepromdresses.com
Counterfeit price: 85  -100 dollars

Jovani is a proven designer who makes tons of immaculate dresses. If the ladies of the series "Real Housewives of New York" wear them, that should be enough for us to want to buy it! The original dress is both trendy and chic with many dazzling gemstones.

Sheer Jeweled Dress @ hannnahhnicolee / twitter.com

Sheer Jeweled Dress @ hannnahhnicolee / twitter.com

A Twitter user shared the disappointment she felt when she ordered what she believed was an exact replica. It was a thin fabric with very strange patterns on the chest. In addition, the price of the dress was still expensive for the price of 85 €. We could find a better dress at Monoprix ...Advertising

7. Mini cocktail dress

Price of the original version:  1,200 to 2,400 dollars
Made by: Justin Alexander
Counterfeit purchased on: Ali Express
Counterfeit price:  53- 60 dollars

Justin Alexander's trendy ostrich feather wedding dress was the envy of many when it was presented as part of one of his collections a few years ago. The dress designer knows how to get a slice of the $ 54 billion US wedding industry pie. But as with anything that becomes popular, there is always someone waiting to be able to create a fake and get a piece of the pie as well.

Justing Alexander Knock-Off @ KnockOffNightmares / Facebook.com

Justing Alexander Knock-Off @ KnockOffNightmares / Facebook.com

Online retail giant Ali Express wanted to jump on the bandwagon and try to create their own feathered fantasy… but, as this photo shows, they fell short. For around $ 55 you can get this bridal look - if you don't mind having to hide your photos forever.Advertising

8. Celtic style dress

Price of the original version: 1530 dollars
Made by: Alfred Angelo
Counterfeit purchased on: eBay
Counterfeit price: 50 dollars

When Alfred Angelo imagined this Celtic-inspired wedding dress, it was the perfect gown that many brides have been waiting for. While the style may not be to everyone's taste, the price of 1500 euros is quite affordable.

Celtic Style Gown @ BridesBeware / Facebook.com

Celtic Style Gown @ BridesBeware / Facebook.com

A counterfeit version of the dress quickly appeared on the popular auction site eBay. The photo has sold a dream but the quality is not at all at the rendezvous. Inexpensive satin fabric looks more like a sideboard tablecloth than anything else. No bride would want to wear this, even if it costs only 50 euros.Advertising

9. Royal lace wedding dress

Price of the original version: 250 to  400 dollars Made by: Victoria's Queen Counterfeit purchased on: eBay Counterfeit price:  60 to  85 dollars


When Kate Middleton and Prince William tied the knot in 2011, every bride-to-be wanted a lace wedding dress that mimics Kate's stunning gown. The Duchess' spectacular outfit was designed by the head of the luxury fashion house, Alexander McQueen.

Paper Towel Roll Wedding Dress @ BridesBeware / Facebook.com

Paper Towel Roll Wedding Dress @ BridesBeware / Facebook.com

Other brands flocked to mimic Kate's dress in order to keep up with demand, but many didn't have the billions (or the talent) to mimic her perfectly. In this case here, an eBay seller tried to create an imitation of Kate's dress. Needless to say, you won't see any royals wearing this dress.Advertising

10. Pink belted dress

Price of the original version:  340 to  500 dollars
Made by: David's Bridal
Counterfeit purchased on: Ali Express
Counterfeit price: unconfirmed

Whether you're looking for the perfect dress for a prom or a wedding, it's always important to choose a fit and color that will make you look your best. Peach colors have been a popular choice for some time now, and that's probably why someone thought it would be a good idea to purchase this dress on Ali Express.

Pink Belted Dress @ sealedwithakissbridal.blogspot.com

Pink Belted Dress @ sealedwithakissbridal.blogspot.com

We don't know exactly how much the poor client paid for her “dream” dress, but she got a lot more color than she expected. Not only was it a garish pink, but the belt was made of pink and silver sequins. Whatever the price, it clearly wasn't worth it.Advertising

11. Little black dress

Price of the original version: 50 dollars
Made by: Dear Lover
Counterfeit purchased on: Ali Express
Counterfeit price: 50 dollars

Not all the awful dresses you see on the internet are copies of a previous model. In some cases, it's just awful in terms of design. The origins of this elegant black dress can be traced back to Ali Express in 2013, but unfortunately one buyer found the finished product to be a bit misleading.

Little Black Dress @ KnockOffNightmares / Facebook.com

Little Black Dress @ KnockOffNightmares / Facebook.com

It was supposed to be a simple, shapely little black dress but turned out to be a lot less flattering. The bodice is so ill-fitting that the only thing holding it in place is a string. You can find lots of interesting things on Ali Express but this dress is clearly not one of them.Advertising

12. Green ombre dress

Price of the original version: 420 dollars
Made by: Sherri Hill
Counterfeit bought on: Wish
Counterfeit price: 85 -130  dollars

Finding the perfect outfit for a special occasion is hard enough, but teens around the world are under added pressure to find something original for their prom. No one wants to show up to the biggest event in high school history wearing the same thing as someone else.

Green Ombré Gown @ toribrodiexo / Twitter.com

Green Ombré Gown @ toribrodiexo / Twitter.com

The mint green color may be a bit risky for some, but this $ 420 Sherri Hill model struck a chord with a shopper when she found a copy on Wish for a tiny little price. As you might have guessed, the Wish version turned the Shopper into an upside-down ice cream cone.Advertising

13. High slit dress

Price of the original version: dollars
Produced by: Shillas
Counterfeit purchased on: Information not available
Counterfeit price: information not available

As we have already seen, not all bad dresses are fakes. The false advertising caused the loss of the UK site Shillas.co.uk, which no longer exists today. The brand had promised its customers "tailor-made" dresses, but was denounced in a national newspaper for lying.

High Slit Dress@KnockOffNightmares/Facebook.com

High Slit Dress@KnockOffNightmares/Facebook.com

Chloe Bradley, a 16 year old girl bought a dress worth 135 dollars on their website thinking she would be the prettiest at the prom in a pale green dress with a high neck and a slit at the sides. thighs. She was given a dark, horrible teal dress from Hong Kong.Advertising

14. Dress with silver neckline

Price of the original version: 340 dollars
Made by: Nina Canacci
Counterfeit purchased on: eBay
Counterfeit price: 70 dollars

Nina Canacci has been creating stunning evening wear for quite some time now, but there is one thing that happens when you have this level of notoriety: Copiers start to come out of the shadows, thinking they can capitalize on your success. . It's a world full of people who are ruthless.

Silver Neckline Gown @ KnockOffNightmares / Facebook.com

Silver Neckline Gown @ KnockOffNightmares / Facebook.com

This beautiful, figure-hugging Canacci dress is crafted with care and costs around $ 340 retail. So when a buyer saw the photo on eBay, she probably thought she was going to get something that looks minimal like the listing. She was far from thinking that the dress had absolutely nothing to do with the ad.