Top Thirteen Skanky Prom Gowns: Definitely Not Mom-Approved (PHOTOS)

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7. Precious Formals Dress P55155

Site description: "Unique Precious Formals Dress P55155 Showcases an Asymmetrical Neckline with an Embellished Ruffled One Strap. Fitted Troso with beautiful bead work and Asymmetrical Ruching that cinches the Fitted Natural Waistline and gives a Slenderizing look. Fully Sequin Hot Pants will Really Shine and give this Dress a very Unique look. Gorgeous Free Flowing sheer overlay makes this Stunning Dress a High Low Hem. Center Back Zipper closure. Accessorize this Dress by adding Dangly Earrings, Multiple Bangle. $350."

Our take: We've always wanted to throw a curveball at prom, and this "dress" facilitates that. The showstopping ensemble looks just like something Taylor Swift would wear on her "Red" tour -- high-waisted shorts are in again!

Mom's take: What in the hell? No. Those are hot pants! I actually wore hot pants years ago; that was one of our fashion things. If the top part of this outfit was an actual dress, this wouldn't be so bad. But there are no redeeming qualities, no matter what. She looks like Miss Kitty from Gunsmoke, and the one in the yellow looks like a canary.

Are we allowed to wear it to prom? No.

6. Precious Formals Dress P8912

Site description: "The exquisite detailing on this hand beaded single shoulder gown is further accented by its transparent waistline and decorative cutout back and short train, illusion and Sequence. Stunning Prom Dress from Precious Formals. This single shoulder Dress features a sweetheart neckline, fitted silhouette, and open back with Beaded straps. All over sequins makes this Dress sparkle in any lighting. Precious Formals Prom Dresses P8912 is the on for you. $384."

Our take: Some of us used to dress up like Cleopatra when we were young. Wouldn't this make a great high school version of the Egyptian princess? We'll also nicely match Grandma's bronze-and-silver special occasion dress when we pose for pre-prom family photos.

Mom's take: Well, no, that dress is not for a sixteen-year-old; that girl's like 25. It shouldn't have so much midriff showing if a sixteen-year-old is going to wear it. There's too much back missing; it's way too low. If they're trying to sell to sixteen-year-olds, why don't they use sixteen-year-old models? You need to look in the Seventeen magazine prom section for stuff, Allison.

Are we allowed to wear it to prom? No.

5. Sexy Sequin Evening Gown by Night Moves 6611

Site description: "Dare to be dramatic at your 2013 prom or formal in this sexy strapless sequin dress by Night Moves. A daring evening gown for prom featuring a sweetheart neckline on the seductive sheer bodice and a floor length skirt drenched in liquid sequins. This dress for black tie affairs or prom has a sultry style that will make any fashion diva feel sexy. Available in Black, Pewter, Gold, or Royal Blue. $378."

Our take: Sparkly vines climb up our torso while spiderweb mesh provides a bit of modesty. Excellent for conjuring up love spells on prom night.

Mom's take: I don't think it should show her midriff; that's not appropriate. There's too much cleavage. It looks like one of those bustier things, and the mesh doesn't count as coverage. I can't imagine anybody letting their kid out of the house like this.

Are we allowed to wear it to prom? No.

4. Riva Dress R9456

Site description: "This 2013 Riva Prom Dress R9456 is a Fabulous and Fun dress! This Strapless Dress features a Beaded Upper Bodice and a Fitted Waist to show off your shape. The front of this Riva R9456 Dress has Pickups and Flower Appliques. The Fun Print will definitely have people noticing you at your Special Occasion! This Riva R9456 is Perfect for a Prom Dress, Sweet Sixteen Dress or Winter Formal! $418."

Our take: Meow! This festive number will help us bring out our inner Charo. We love that the rhinestones around the bust form a heart shape -- sure to represent the true love that will be ours on prom night!

Mom's take: Oh my God. No, that's not for a prom, that's for salsa dancing. That's like Dancing with the Stars! When you look at the back of that dress, it doesn't look half bad; it looks like a normal dress until she turns around. If you walked out of the dressing room with this, I'd say no. I don't know why anyone would want to wear that.

Are we allowed to wear it to prom? No.

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