With the bold and daring fashion trends of 2012, shopping for the perfect prom dress can be a difficult process. There's so much to choose from among countless short and long dresses of all different colors, materials and patterns. Some designers are going further than ever to get their prom dresses to stand out from the crowd. In fact, 2012 could be the year of the tackiest, most outrageous prom dresses of all time!

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    Sexy Long Gown by Jasz

    One of the busiest dresses we've ever seen, this dress has tacky written all over it. The way-too-sexy-for-a-17-year-old cut-outs, the stones, colors, and extremely low-cut neckline add up for one gaudy gown.

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    Black Beaded Cocktail Dress by Sherri Hill

    This one gives the words bold and daring whole new meanings! Anyone wearing this tight-fitted, corset-like short feathered dress is guaranteed to have all eyes on her - in a bad, horrified way!

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    Animal Print Short Strapless Prom Dress by Hannah S

    Just because animal print has made its way to fashion trends over the years, does NOT mean that it belongs on a prom dress! Overall, this super-short, lace-up tu-tu dress with purple tulle is a huge (or should we say tiny) mess.

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    Unique Long One Shoulder Prom Dress by Blush

    And we thought the other dresses on this list were too busy! As if it's torture to only use two colors, this one looks as if the designer decided to include every possible pattern in just one dress! Just when you think it can't get worse, check out the awful back view here.

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    Short Strapless Sequin Babydoll Dress, Frenchy by Heather French Henry

    It's bold, metallic, bustier-topped, animal printed, and full of neon-layers of disaster! It's hard to imagine that anyone over the age of five could find this attractive, let alone wear this to one of life's most memorable events - the prom!