PHOTOS: This Is What Net-A-Porter Wants You To Wear To Prom

UPDATE: According to a Net-A-Porter spokesperson, the Prom section we found was a glitch. Their official Prom shop can be found here — and it looks just like the Net-A-Porter we know and love.


Picking a prom dress is an almost universal rite of passage for teenage girls. (Even if you, like me, didn’t have prom, there was probably a grad ball, or a spring formal, or some other relatively dressy occasion for which one preps for hours, spends weeks looking at dresses, and perhaps even months imagining the possible outcomes of the evening.)

In any case, what you wear feels important! It feels like the Biggest Decision Ever because the dress, the hair, the look in its entirety will be immortalized forever. That yes, photos will be taken but no, you will not actually care what you wore even four years down the line doesn’t matter, especially to people trying to sell you those dresses, which is why every site (not us; yet), retailer, and magazine is currently doing so. Case in point: Net-A-Porter, whose normally flawless (if financially terrifying) editorial process seems to have failed them this time around.

We’re all for creative license — rules are for breaking, etc. — but some of these recommendations are too absurd to be ignored. Pants for prom we can get behind; no pants at all? No, thank you.

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