Girl Orders Prom Dress Online, Gets ‘Quilt With Arm Holes’ Instead

Expectation vs reality.

Prom season is officially upon us, but for every dream dress and perfect day, there's one that didn't quite work out as planned.

That's what 17-year-old Alivia Briggs, from Alabama, discovered when she ordered a fairytale-style prom dress from the internet.

"I paid $230 (£160) for a quilt with arm holes and iron ons. SOS," she tweeted.


"This is why you don't order from China," Briggs wrote, referring to the the cut-price occasion dresses for sale on Chinese site Allanhu.

Speaking to, she said: "I was really excited because of how pretty the dress was."

The dress was late to arrive so the teenager bought a back-up one just in case. But when the dress from Allanhu finally did show up, it wasn't as expected.

"I thought they had sent me a bed sheet," she said. "Although the dress they sent me was pretty, it wasn't what I had paid for."

Luckily she looked incredible in her back-up choice of prom gown.

Briggs' story is remarkably similar to 17-year-old Juliet Jacoby, from Colorado, whose dream prom dress turned out to be very different in real life.

Oh, the perils of online shopping.

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