Prom dresses from hell: You vote!

Mar 28, 2012 by

As many of you have heard, our upcoming YA contemporary PRETTY AMY starts on a prom night gone horribly—and hilariously—wrong. Everyone has had their own prom experiences, some amazing, some appalling, but all worthy of a good listen. With that in mind, author Lisa Burstein and editor Stacy Cantor Abrams will be scouring the Romantic Times convention in Chicago in April, looking for lucky folks willing to talk about their prom and high school dance experiences for a video interview. This would probably be entertaining enough, but leave it to Entangled to take it up a notch. Both Lisa and Stacy will be doing the interviews in one of the “stunning” prom dresses below. 

We say “stunning” dresses, but not the most “good looking,” of course. In high school, we thought the dresses with the tulle, the lace, the satin sashes were the best dresses out there. Of course, like Amy in the novel, what we thought was best for ourselves in high school is often not what we come to find is best with a little, shall we say, distance? That tulle, that lace, that satin dress we thought we loved turned out to be downright hideous…but yet so many memories happened in those dresses. Now Lisa and Stacy are making memories again, but in these “new” prom dresses. Which ones would you like to see them in? Keep in mind we can’t have them wear both. Go with your gut. They’re obligated to wear whichever one you, the voters, pick!









Make sure to vote often and leave comments. The polls close a week from today on April 4, 2012 at noon.




But wait, that’s not all. In honor of PRETTY AMY’s release, Kay Unger/Phoebe Couture has agreed to give away two beautiful size 8 prom dresses! (And we mean it, these are actually beautiful.) If you haven’t seen Phoebe Couture dresses before, check them out by clicking on the link, and get ready to start drooling! 




The contest to win a Kay Unger/Phoebe Couture will run through to PRETTY AMY’s release on May 15–we will have more details on that soon.

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  1. I vote #2 for Lisa and Stacy!! 🙂

  2. Jessie Harrell

    That’s my vote too – #2 for both. can’t wait to see the pictures of this.

  3. Rebekah Purdy

    I vote # 2 for both Lisa and Stacy

  4. You gals sure are fun, but you’re bringing out the torturer in me. I vote #2 for Lisa and #1 for Stacy. 😛

  5. Suzanne Lucero

    I also vote #2 for Stacy and Lisa. My reasons? I think a halter top on a prom dress is just asking for trouble, and tulle on a short dress makes me think someone’s going to perform en pointe on the dance floor.

  6. #1 & #2

    But neither is ugly enough!
    Not enough shiny ruffles lol.

  7. I let my daughters pick, and they thought Lisa would look “Beautiful” in choice 1 and Stacy would look “Gorgeous” in choice 2 🙂 Can’t wait!

  8. Oh, this was fun! 🙂 I can’t wait to see you guys in them. 🙂 Woot!

  9. I’d say #2! Love pink!

  10. Oh my! You ladies are going to look lovely! 😉

  11. Wow, Stacy must have some fantastic legs, for her choices to be so short! LOL

  12. Ha! I voted…

    You are some brave ladies! LOL

    Lisa 🙂

  13. Voted! I hope you guys take lots of pictures so those of us not at RT can see how *adorable* you two look! Have fun!

  14. I LOVE this!!!!! Number two for both!!!!!!!!!

  15. Voted for the second dress for both of you ladies. Good luck with this project.

  16. LOVE this!!! So funny!!! Please take lots of pictures when you wear these!!!

  17. I love this! I voted #1 for Lisa and #2 for Stacy. 🙂

  18. This is so fun. 😀 #2 for both of you!

  19. AizaMay

    I like number one for Lisa and the number two is better for Stacy…Those are great dresses anyway…Even either of the two is fine…

  20. So so wrong. I picked #2 for both too. I also vote for big hair to go with those awesome dresses. Like really big hair. Like “I’d like to thank you for this Country Music Award” big hair 🙂

  21. Trixietraci

    Voted # 2 for both!

  22. Can’t wait to see the pics with the dresses on, ladies! 🙂

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