As most of us know, it’s not uncommon to have a little meltdown in the hours before your high school formal.
Maybe your date ditched you at the last minute or your makeup turned out a tad too RuPaul or maybe, just maybe, you tried on your dress, looked in the mirror and found Plucka Duck from Hey Hey It’s Saturday staring back at you.
Such was the lot of one unfortunate American teenager whose US$300 prom dress turned out to be nothing more than a few scrappy white feathers stuck to some mesh, with a dismembered string of pearls hanging from its sleeve.
Dee Lewis, the girl's mum, took to Facebook to express her distress at the designer abomination which very nearly destroyed her daughter's chances at nabbing a cheeky pash on the d-floor.
"So Kia Wagner [the designer] called my daughter Malexa Maeweather the night before prom to pick up her dress, which she charges $300 for,' wrote Lewis.
"Was I wrong for wanting my deposit back?"