One quick glance and it doesn’t seem to look so bad.
But upon further scrutiny, it can most certainly pass off as the worst dress of the year.
And you tell me this was custom-made, tailored exactly to meet the girl’s specifications and fit her measurements? Hmmm…
Dee Lewis posted on her Facebook (Sham Sincere Lewis) the horrendous story of her daughter Malexa’s $300 prom dress.
Malexa reportedly found a good dress on Instagram, but seeing that it was not available in stock, sought the help of a local seamstress Kia Wagner to recreate it instead. The designer had told Dee's daughter that she would play around and "freestyle".
"For a $100 deposit, [the designer] 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.'
"Malexa didn't know anything about what the dress would look like.
"[She] was devastated and crying when she saw this dress."
According to the fuming mother, they expected the dress to turn out pretty good considering its hefty price tag, and how it was especially custom-made for her daughter, and not simply bought off a rack or some shady online shop.
However, they got otherwise. The dress was nowhere near what they expected. As mirror.co.uk puts it, “the dress looks like it was made from toilet roll appliquéd to a net curtain with a glue gun, it's also ill-fitting and a little unsuitable for a teenage girl”.
This made the furious mother lash out in social media, calling out the designer:
"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?"
On the day of the actual prom itself, the designer brought the dress to them and asked for the remaining balance of $200. Designer Kia Wagner did not offer any reimbursements whatsoever as professional courtesy.
Thankfully, a family friend was kind enough to lend Malexa a dress to wear for prom, just barely 2 hours before the party...a decent one at that! Bless her heart.
Watch the Yahoo video here.
KAMI wishes to remind its readers that teenagers need as much support as they can get. Being in high school is one of the most crucial stages of anyone’s life; it can make or break you, depending on how you deal with the trivial circumstances you are faced. As adults, we should offer to be there for them, to guide them, and to show them that they are not alone.
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