101 Times Dresses Looked So Bad, They Deserved To Be Shamed On This Facebook Group

Not all dresses are created equal! I’m not talking just about the style, fabric, and cut, though. Quality is something that rarely happens by accident; it’s a slow, methodical process that takes patience, creativity, sleepless nights (hello, coffee, my old friend!), and countless revisions. Creating a fabulous dress takes time and effort: you can’t call something a dress if you randomly slap together some bits of fabric.

Incidentally, that’s what one dress-shaming Facebook group is called. The ‘You can’t just slap some fabric together and call it a dress’ community calls out bizarre, hilarious, and just plain awkward-looking ‘dresses’ for the sake of entertainment and educating people about what good style definitely isn’t.

Have a good long look at the crème de la crème of bad dresses, upvote the ones that you love to hate (or is that hate to love?) the most as you’re scrolling down, and let us know which fashion disasters you think are particularly painful to look at.

#1 Seen Today At Tjmaxx And I Feel Like It’s The Definition Of What This Group Was Created For

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I reached out to Mary Waldron, the founder of the fabulous Facebook group, to learn more about the community, its rise to fame, and where the line between a good and a bad dress lies.

“I noticed the group gaining more popularity about 6-7 months after I created it, and it was honestly out of nowhere. I never expected it to be such a big group, but honestly, I should have because at the time, shaming groups were a big trend on Facebook,” she told Bored Panda. “Looking back, I think the thing about shaming groups in general that brings people together and really resonates with them is the idea that there are things so bad out there that they feel compelled to share them with everyone for a good laugh, just like when a group of kids in school will see a teacher with a really bad tie and make a few jokes. To me, it’s that same concept, just on a much larger scale, that really makes these groups what they are.”

#2 Don’t Worry Ladies, You Too Can Look Like A Figureless Polka Dot Worm For The Low Price Of $2,790!

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#3 Why?

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#4 Oh Lola ,we Wear Clothes Over Our Depends Sis

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Mary, who founded ‘You can’t just slap some fabric together and call it a dress,’ explained to me what the inspiration for such an interesting and unusual Facebook group name was.

“The group name was actually inspired by a comment on a post in the group, ‘That’s it, I’m wedding dress shaming,’” she said she wishes she could remember the name of the person who’d made that particular comment, as she’d love to credit them.

“The group was originally just a wedding dress shaming group called ‘You Can’t Slap On A White Skirt and Call it a Wedding Dress,’ but over time, as more and more people joined, I decided to allow other types of dresses. The name change was actually only a few months ago, after we had already become popular and I had a larger admin team, and we mutually decided that since we were allowing all types of dresses, we needed a more inclusive name,” she walked Bored Panda through the changes that happened within the group as it grew ever more popular.

#5 Saw This Dresss On A Wedding Photographers Page And Knew I Had To Share With Y’all

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#6 Just A Couple Of Today’s Finds

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#7 Why The Little Danglies In The Front? For What Reason Fashion Nova?

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In Mary’s opinion, a dress is “really bad” when it’s completely and utterly impractical. “The dresses I tend to really gawk at are the ones that look like they could fall off, tear, or just completely malfunction at any given moment. But outside of the group, I try to keep an open mind when it comes to fashion because a person’s taste is as unique as their own.”

Mary added that what’s most important is how you personally feel when you wear whatever dress you’ve picked out. “At the end of the day, if a dress makes you feel happy when you wear it, then you wear it relentlessly because your body is your own to dress how you want to.”

#8 “Dress”

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#9 The Tarp In The Back The Bloody Dress, I Shudder To Think What Inspired This Shoot

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#10 I Walked Past This Potato Sack Of Shame On My Way To Work. Even The Mannequin Looks Unimpressed…

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#11 Saw This On Instagram…can’t Decide If That Is A Butt Crack

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The Facebook group has nearly 60k members and notes that they only shame dresses. Shaming people or bodies is absolutely not okay. “Hate isn’t welcomed,” the moderators and administrators of the group note, adding that all faces and identifying info should be covered up.

They also note that people shouldn’t get angry if people make fun of a dress that they’d worn sometime in the past. “Stop being so soft,” they note. What’s more, the group doesn’t tolerate any politics or any pretty dresses either.

#12 Crying Because Im Starting To Like This As Im Submitting It Here

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#13 Don’t Get Me Wrong, The Models Are Gorgeous And Look Great But Like…. How Does The Deli Aisle Not Make A Guest Appearance In These?

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#14 Ummm A Scuba Diving Dress? My Questions Are Why, For Who And Why Is It Almost $5,000

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#15 These Are So Trendy Rn Buuuuut I Hate It

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Being stylish isn’t as easy as picking out some random items from your local thrift store and throwing them on. Sure, confidence plays an important role (and we’re all for buying secondhand clothes to protect the environment), but an item of clothing has to be able to stand on its own two metaphorical feet.

Fashion designer Oyinda Akinfenwa, the creator of the Janore brand, is an expert in making multifunctional dresses that can be worn in a wide variety of ways. In a previous interview with Bored Panda, she told me all about the mistakes that designers tend to make. A lack of good materials and creative blocks can affect the final quality of the product. Designers really do have it tough!

#16 I Love Lady Gaga And The Crazy Looks… But This Is Just Ugly

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#17 Hated These In 2008 Hate Them Now

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#18 For Your Consideration…some Of This Is A Photoshop Fail, Admittedly. (Not Blocking Any Faces Since This Is From Amazon)

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#19 Who Wore It Better?

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“It’s hard to notice your own mistakes on your outfits until someone points them out because to you, it seems amazing because it is your work and you want to be proud of it, without realizing it may not be exactly as good as you think,” Oyinda, from Nigeria, told Bored Panda.

“It’s really hard for creatives to give themselves criticism most times because of how hard we work to create the pieces we have, so most times we tend to not try to over-analyze the result,” she said.

#20 Not A Dress But…

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#21 The Dress Designer, The Girl, Her Parents, And All Her Friends Somehow Let It Slide That The Back Of The Skirt Looks Like A Thong

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#22 It Makes No Sense

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#23 Don’t Get Me Wrong, I’m All For Denim This And Denim That But I Don’t Think Even Early 2000s Britney Would Rock This

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According to Nigerian fashion designer Oyinda, over-accessorizing is one of the biggest mistakes that people tend to make most often. She’s a firm believer that less is more. And by having fewer accessories, you’re able to communicate the main idea behind your outfit far more clearly to those around you.

“People tend to add too much on when the outfit they’re wearing already has a lot going on which makes it seem tacky. Also, it takes away from the outfit because no one will be looking at the outfit, just be confused about what is going on with the entire dressing,” she noted that if we want to impress others, we ought to stay wide and clear of chaos.

#24 Looking For Summer Street Style For A Client I’m Photographing And I Find This Monstrosity

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#25 Pizza Dress

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#26 Hmm

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#27 Hakuna Matata

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What’s more, wearing the wrong shoes can make or break the outfit, so Oyinda warned us that everyone should take the time to pick out the right pair.

“This is very common as people tend to wear the wrong shoes for certain outfits which really brings down the whole look, by the time you start admiring them and get to their feet and you’re disappointed by their shoes.”

Oyinda believes that a quick and easy way to look more stylish is to get your nails done. Something else that you can do is wear knuckle rings that “elevate your look no matter what you’re wearing.”

#28 Hmm

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#29 Not Blurring Out Bc Shes A Celebrity, Ms Alexa Demie I Love You But What

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#30 This Is Lisa From Blackpink (A Kpop Group) I Love Her Alot. But When I Saw This Group, I Thought About This Dress Immediately. I Hate It So Much. I Do Not Understand What The Stylist Had In Their Mind!

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#31 I Mean…. Come On Adidas

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#32 Oh I Know You Can Afford Better Than That Kourtney. Get It Together

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#33 While Searching For A Birthday Dress I Came Across This

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#34 This Just Popped Up On My Tik Tok. I Love The Color And The Tops Not So Bad But The Bottom Just Looks So Uncomfortable And Like It’ll Fall Down At Any Second???

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#35 If Cheetara & Mothman Had A Child. Looks Terrifying In The Dark But Pic Won’t Take

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#36 Wear Or Tear?

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#37 God Help Us All

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#38 I Just. I Genuinely Hate This. Am I Wrong??

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#39 UPS

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#40 Don’t Know What This Is, Saw It On An Insta Reel

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#41 Saw This As An Ad. Seriously?

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#42 They Literally Just Slapped A Trash Bag On Kristen Stewart And Called It A Dress. I Saw This In A Twilight Shitposting Group Couldn’t Help But Share It Here

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#43 Found In One Of My Wedding Groups And The Bride Is Actually Considering It

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#44 Hmm

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#45 What… And For 125e

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#46 I Finally Found Something To Post On Here. Lol

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#47 O No . Tell Me What Y’all Think Abt This Lmfaooo

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#48 Aliexpress

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#49 Seen This On My Local News, It’s Not Completely Atrocious But Uhh Definitely Looks Odd

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#50 I Love Cottagecore But Absolutely Not

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#51 Hmm

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#52 When You Haven’t Done Laundry So You Just Wear Something You Found Stuffed Way Back Under Your Bed

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#53 Yeahhh Idk Man

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#54 Ugly Christmas Sweater Upgraded To Ugly Christmas Dress

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#55 Not Beyoncé Wearing Capri Sun Straws

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#56 Didn’t Cover Her Face Bc She’s Famous But Like??? What In The Ever Living Hell???? It’s Honestly One Of The Ugliest Things I Think I’ve Ever Seen. I Genuinely Want To Sue Someone For Making Me See This With My Own Two Eyes. I’m Disgusted. I Really Hope Y’all Can Validate My Feelings Too Bc Lmao Yikes

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#57 I Uhhhhhhh

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#58 Not Blocking Out Her Face Cuz She A Model But What Is This

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#59 Idk About This…

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#60 I Saw This Dress And Just Had To Post It In Here Lol But It Has Holes In A Whole Lot Of Unflattering Places

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#61 Just Saw This On My Instagram For 100$ And It’s A No For Me

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#62 Yano…just Not Feeling These…ha

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#63 Lookatthisrussian And Absolutely Fell In Love Omg Stunn-Ing She Really Knows What She’s Doing, No But Really My Extra Ass Loves The Crown The Dress Tho Is Uhhh Different

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#64 I Got An Ad For This Dress, Just Want To Know Who Wants The Peek-A-Booty Dress? So Much Crack Exposed, The Dea Is On Her Case

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#65 Rihanna Can Make Any Awful Dress Look Good. It’s A Blessing

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#66 Please Make Them Stop. Please.

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#67 Um Where’s The Rest Of The Skirt??

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#68 I Hated Snakeskin To Begin With But I Think I Hate It More Now

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#69 I Was Just Wanting Inspired For A Punk Style Dress And I Get This

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#70 Just Whyyyy?

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#71 I Don’t Understand “Fashion” These Days

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#72 No Words-

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#73 At First I Was Like Okay Cool She Looks Stunning (I Don’t Like The Dress Tho) And The Boots Match Then I Discovered There Aren’t Any Boots It’s All A Dress Shame This Dress-Not Anymore-Dress Again

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#74 I’m Sorry But I Hate This

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#75 Dress Made From A Lv Purse

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#76 Prom Dress

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#77 Saw This On The Internet Today (Face Was Mostly Blurred Out)

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#78 What ?

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#79 Was It Really Necessary To Make The Stars See Through?

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#80 Why? Just Why? The Photoshop Is Just Outstanding Here.

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#81 Talk About Slapping Something Together!!

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#82 No

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#83 Thought On This Jress? I Hate It Tbh

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#84 Anyone Want A Wrinkly Dress For Over $900

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#85 From A 5 Minute Craft Article

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#86 I Adore Long Fringes, But This Looks Like Streamers Or Toilet Paper ? She’s So Stunning Though

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#87 I Get The Idea Behind This, But The Colour/Draping/Fit Just Makes It So Unflattering

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#88 Might As Well Wear Nothing

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#89 Aesthetic

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#90 I Always Wanted To Look Like A Hamburger

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#91 Spotted This In An Article…

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#92 Why????

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#93 Hmm

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#94 Dippin Dots Vibes

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#95 I Love Love Love Blake Lively, But Her Stylist Did Her Wrong On This One

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#96 Hmm

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#97 Looks Like She’s Got Two Broken Arms And One Hell Of A Period

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#98 Just Another Dress For Yall To Work Out The Idea For

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#99 Why?

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#100 They Did Miss Robbie Dirty!

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#101 Repost Bc I Forgot To Blur The Face Out

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