The Tackiest Prom Dresses of 2013

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Jovani 17987, $500
Just say no to mullet-hemmed prom dresses!

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Photo by: Jovani
Jovani 17987, $500
Just say no to mullet-hemmed prom dresses!

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Wed, Apr 24, 2013 3:06 AM EDT
Remember when a racy prom dress involved a plunging neckline, bare midriff, or thigh-high slit? Now that was pushing the envelope! And maybe you'd pair it with dyed-to-match pumps and opera gloves for good measure. Well all the rules have gone out the window this year with leopard print, revealing cutouts, peacock feathers, mullet hemlines, and acid green ruffles adorning the most popular new styles. Trendy prom dresses from every decade can be embarrassing or regrettable when looking back, but have gowns today hit a new low? Take a look at some of the tackiest offerings of 2013. By Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor