This Prom Dress Is The Latest 'Knockoff Nightmare' To Go Viral

April 21, 2016 by Justine Schwartz
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Best case scenario when you buy something really cheap online, you get it and it actually fits and doesn’t immediately fall apart after one wear. Worst case scenario… you get a Knock Off Nightmare, aka a counterfeit from China that looks absolutely NOTHING like it’s product photo (or something a real human woman would ever wear). This is a very real trend in ecommerce, which has even spawned dedicated Facebook pages, which basically serve as support groups for victims of this senseless crime.

Thank God for the internet so that girls like 17-year-old Juliet Jacoby can share their pain with the world. Juliet recently purchased a $35 knockoff of her dream prom dress online (the site was–buyers beware!). What she received in the mail couldn’t have looked more different than the product photo online:

She told Seventeen, “When I opened the package, I gasped and was shocked by how ugly it was. I cursed a little, and I was floored on how it looked nothing like the picture I saw!”

Yikes! Check out more insane online knock offs:


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Justine Schwartz is a veteran women's lifestyle editor; she's written extensively about style & beauty tips, health advice and wedding planning for more than a decade. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine, Huffington Post and New York Weddings. Justine has been with SheFinds since 2010; you can reach her via email at [email protected]

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