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Here's What We Think Of These Amazon Prom Dresses We Got For Under $100

Amazon's new teen shop may just be on to something.

Ellie Sunkanawa / As/Is

As if prom weren't potentially chaotic enough, there's the added stress of finding that one perfect dress for the night.

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And while promposals and social media may try to convince us that everyone drops bank for the evening, I know some of y'all are like me: Broke and blessed.

Thankfully, Amazon has launched a site JUST for prom-bound teens, and it's packed with dresses that are less than $100. So of course, I needed the tea — could Amazon actually make a prom-worthy dress for a range of body sizes?! Let's start with some intros:

What up y'all! I'm Jamé, and I usually wear clothes between a size 10-12. Honestly it comes down to what will fit around my hips and thighs, as I'm more bottom-heavy (#thickthighssavelives).

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Strangely enough, I've come to love online shopping since I can shop at stores I indefinitely know will have things that fit me. For me, I always look for vibrant-colored dresses that are roomy yet still show off my shape.

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Hey, I'm Francesca! I usually wear a size 10 pant and a size L top, although my top can range from M-XL depending on the cut. I like dresses that flow and don't hug my waist, or a dress that cinches just under my chest to accentuate my hourglass shape.

A loose dress, like a shift dress, never has enough room for my hips and thighs, which makes shopping tricky. I'm only 5'4", so longer dresses are usually too long. As a result, online shopping is difficult, in-store shopping is difficult, and everything has to be tried on first or chances are I'll have to return it!
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A loose dress, like a shift dress, never has enough room for my hips and thighs, which makes shopping tricky. I'm only 5'4", so longer dresses are usually too long. As a result, online shopping is difficult, in-store shopping is difficult, and everything has to be tried on first or chances are I'll have to return it!

Alright, let's get down to business:

First we tried out this Ever-Pretty Off-Shoulder Evening gown, which has a sweetheart neckline and a concealed zipper in the back. Grand total? $40.

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"The material of this navy blue, off-the-shoulder dress was stretchy, comfortable, and true to size with pretty good quality fabric."

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"This dress was pretty good quality, and I was impressed. The material was stretchy, comfortable, and true to size (I wore a 12). Personally, with my body type and shape, I wouldn't wear this dress because it hugs my body and I wasn't comfortable in it, but that was a personal choice and not reflective of the dress. I think this dress is worth the price, but I will note that the straps were a little too big on me and I would need to spend a few dollars to get it altered." —FR

Get this dress from Amazon for $39.99.

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Next, we tried out this Ever-Pretty Lilac Evening dress, made of 100% polyester and featuring a padded-bra insert, a deep v-neck in the front and back, and a ruched waist design. Total? $40.

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"This dress won me over — not only was it padded (which is great because I HATE wearing bras), but the low-cut back was sexy without being overwhelming."

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"Look, the reality is I am a woman with curves, so I need a dress that can move WITH me and not against me. This double v-neck evening dress comes in 15 colors, but I absolutely loved this lilac purple on my skin. The dress was padded, so you could definitely get by without a bra, and the low-cut back was sexy, without being overwhelming. This is a dress I'd actually keep and pop out in the spring!" —Jamé Jackson

Get this dress from Amazon for $39.99.

Next, we went for this Ever-Pretty Champagne Gold Sequin dress, which is not only sleeveless, but has a V-neckline on a sleeveless bodice. Price point? $65.

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"This dress is worth the money, but it's not made for someone with curves."

Taylor Miller / BuzzFeed

"This dress was the most disappointing! The style and color of the dress was super cute, but I was disappointed when I could barely pull the dress up over my legs. It seems the dress runs a bit small since we did order it in a size 12. Quality wise, I think it's worth the money, but it's not made for someone with curves. I would barely walk in it out of fear of ripping the bottom in half, and that's just not a good experience. I would be forced to return a dress I really liked." —FR

Get this dress from Amazon for $64.99.

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Then we tried this Babyonline V-Neck Red Evening gown, which is made of lace and tulle and comes with a hidden zipper closure in the back and an embellished lace applique. Grand total? $70.

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"I loved the embroidery in the front, and the small belt that cinched my waist in. Oh, and this red is BOMB!"

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"This red merlot-esque dress was my favorite of the batch, not only because it was my favorite color, but because it was detailed and finely embroidered. I decided to go for a size 12 and I'm glad that I did, because it gave me room in the waist and in my hips. I loved the floral appliqués in the front, and the small belt that cinched my waist in and showed off my shape. I could definitely see someone wearing this to prom, as the dress was easy to move in, but also wasn't too long! FYI, I'm only 5'4 and didn't have any heels on, so we can rest assured that with heels, the dress won't drag the floor. LOVE." —JJ

Get the dress from Amazon for $69.99.

Next we tested this Speechless Halter Prom dress with a zipper closure and a lace detailing for the front. Total? $59.

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"The neck and chest were too big for me and I would need to get it altered, which would probably be pricey since the material is lace-like."

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"Unfortunately, I wasn't a fan of this pastel pink and white dress at all. They only came in odd-number sizes, so we went for a size 11 because we thought the 9 would be too small. It was inexpensive, but really my issue was it FELT cheap. The neck and chest were too big for me, and with alterations, it would probably be pricey since the material is lace-like. As far as size, I think it was true to fit in the waist, although it was a little tight where the embellishments were." —FR

Get this dress from Amazon for $58.56.

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This Kate Kasin Gold Sequin Sleeveless dress was next on our list, coming with a deep V-neck, V-back, and an empire waist. Grand total? $51.

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"Seriously, y'all couldn't tell me I wasn't Beyoncé."

Taylor Miller / BuzzFeed

"In this dress, y'all couldn't tell me I wasn't Beyoncé. I saw it on the model and thought she looked cute, but the real test would come in a curvier girl putting it on. I decided to go for a size 12, since an empire waist can sometimes make a dress a bit tighter around the mid-section. I absolutely loved how it photographed, but also that the gold read more champagne-y rather than a true, bright gold. I feel like this makes the dress accessible to those who love gold and silver, and I was surprised that the lining on the inside really did protect my skin from sequin scratches. Also, it was loose enough that my booty looked great without feeling constricted. My ONLY gripe with this dress is that the sequins would shed everywhere. However, I still think this dress is worth it." —JJ

Get this dress from Amazon for $50.99.

Lastly, this black Cachet Off-Shoulder Sequin gown was the one exception we tried: It retails at $146 for a size 12, and is made of 100% polyester.

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"I feel like this dress was the truest to size, and the material was stretchy and comfortable to wear."

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"We found out this dress was actually a bit over $100, but I absolutely fell in love with it. I would definitely consider buying or wearing this to prom, or even a gala, wedding, or black-tie event. Out of all the dresses I tried, I liked this one the best! I feel as if it was the truest to size, and I wore a 12 in this. The material was stretchy and comfortable to wear. I felt the quality of the dress was up to par and definitely made me feel glamorous. 8/10. " —Francesca Rea

Get the dress from Amazon for $146.19.

What do you guys think? Would you snag any of these dresses? Want more prom posts? Check out Prom Season on As/Is!

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