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Would You Buy Your Daughter a $14,000 Prom Dress?

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It's nearly spring, and that means prom dress season is almost upon us. Department stores will soon be bursting at the seams with tulle and satin confections, spangly bodices, and cut-up-to-there evening dresses in shades of sherbet never before seen in nature.

If your teen is keen on dispensing with all that frou this year, if you want to save yourself a trip to the local mall, and if you have $14,000 burning a hole in your pocket, Philadelphia-based Dress Goddess has created what they're dubbing the ultimate one-of-a-kind prom dress—a classic sequined strapless gown that's covered in real diamonds that are handsewn throughout the bodice. Oh, by the way, it's $13,997 (before sales tax).

"We have been selling prom dresses since 1969. Starting in January of each year, our customers search for the most unique prom dress ever created," said company president Jon Liney in a release. "The $13,997 Prom Dress delivers exactly this...exclusive one of a kind extravagance. Victoria's Secret has their $2,000,000 Bra and now DressGoddess has the $13,997 Prom Dress."

The original, non-diamond-encrusted version of the gown by La Femme is also available at Dress Goddess for $398. To be honest, it's nearly impossible to tell the difference in photos.
· The $13,997 Prom Dress [Dress Goddess]