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I need to get this dress out of my life.
I bought this dress online (NOT from Wish even though many MANY websites/FB pages say I did. It was Ali express!)
I measured myself. Twice. I picked the 4XL. According to the sizing chart I would fit this dress well.
I couldn’t get it over my boobs. I asked my kid to take a photo to send to my sister.
My sister uploaded the photo to reddit.
The internet went mad.
I was tagged in four thousand million Facebook posts with titles like “when online shopping goes wrong!” And “14 people who didn’t get what they wanted”. I was mortified. It wasn’t even a nice photo of me. I had no makeup on. Hadn’t shaved my legs. Hadn’t even vacuumed.
I was accused of cutting the dress (I didn’t), asked if I even had a torso (I do!) and, helpfully, told I had ordered the wrong size....
So take this out of my life once and for all. You could own the second picture in the google search “WISH DRESS FAIL” for as little as $1!
please note this “high quality” dress has a small bleach (?) stain on the bodice. I will add photos of this.*
Money will go towards some therapy.
Shipping & pick-up options
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|Pick-up available from Napier, Hawke's Bay||Free|
This seller is located in Napier, Hawke's Bay
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Questions & Answers (136)
Seller added 3 photos Seller comment Sunday, 10 February 2019 Hi, just to clarify, this dress does have a bodice longer than your pic implies, it just doesn't fit a regular sized women? Prepubescent girl maybe? What a shame its a cool dress! chloemarie1(570• 02:22 pm, Sun, 10 Feb ) Yes it did although user “mackdaddy69” on reddit did accuse me of cutting the bodice off. The internet never lies, so his accusation left me wondering if I did in fact purposely cut up this dress. michaela1231(365• Sunday, 10 February 2019 ) Update: apparently I’m back up on reddit on the NZ page so I’ve come a full circle. Seller comment Sunday, 10 February 2019 My darling, I just had fun Reading your answers, you are totally THE BEST. I am presenting you right now with a NZ comedy award. Start your own comedy show, you are so much better than The laughing Samoan’s. You Will make it, we need more laughs in NZ. You are beautiful and gorgeous, you are a one of a kind authentic shining star. I just want To say something nice To you I love people like you, we need more of you ria38(47• 10:03 am, Mon, 11 Feb ) Did my mum tell you to write this? Thanks Mum! michaela1231(365• Monday, 11 February 2019 ) Good on you. The dress must be tiny because you seriously do not look big at all. All the best. aqua11(632• 12:25 pm, Mon, 11 Feb ) Oh I am shaped like a pumpkin that’s been left in the pantry too long with two sticks shoved in the bottom. michaela1231(365• Monday, 11 February 2019 ) Have you noticed the shoulder straps are totally different on the two dresses?? also the flamingos at the bottom have much less decoration to stand on - makes you wonder about the maker. Anyway good luck and love your sense of humour. lerg(1322• 01:03 pm, Mon, 11 Feb ) I know right and I had such high hopes too! They completely got rid of the flamingos wee garden patch at the hem. It’s like they didn’t even try hard to copy it. They just thought “close enough”. michaela1231(365• Monday, 11 February 2019 ) Have you asked your sister why she threw you under the bus? Was it some kinda sibling revenge or just for easy laughs? westness(70• 03:18 pm, Mon, 11 Feb ) When I was about 8 and she was a bit older, she had a pet mouse that I accidentally squashed with a basket. I believe this was karma for that incident. michaela1231(365• Monday, 11 February 2019 ) I just went to message you to say someone I'd using ur image again hahahaha. It was actually you this time hahaha. generationdead(88• 05:29 pm, Mon, 11 Feb ) Remember when someone used it as their profile pic and said it was them and when I confronted her she was like “but it is me” 😂😂 michaela1231(365• Monday, 11 February 2019 ) I have a polka dot dress (3xl, Ali express) that looks just like this on me. Thank you my girl from the bottom of my heart that I now just have to show my 'friends' your photo and say, " that's why I don't wear the dress". You are a bastion of awesomeness for all us women that couldn't get our tits in a dress that was made for barbie dolls. Bless your heart champ.xx racheldread(37• 07:47 pm, Mon, 11 Feb ) Maybe we could start an Ali Express LIES club?? Also I just purchased a 4xl butterfly dress from Wish because I am all about second chances.... michaela1231(365• Monday, 11 February 2019 ) I live for your optimism. You are such a sweetheart. I wish you all the luck with the dress. I am permanently scared from my experience that I cannot order dresses online anymore (unless it's a brand i know the sizing on, ali express, you cut me deep, you cold hearted mistress) if I was on Facebook I would make you be my friend! Very similar people. Its spooky.xx racheldread(37• 07:58 pm, Mon, 11 Feb ) Do you think the people at Ali Express are secretly laughing at us michaela1231(365• Monday, 11 February 2019 ) Seller added 1 photo Seller comment Monday, 11 February 2019 Honestly, you look happier than the chick that is getting paid to model it. At least the reserve is met and you can send the flamingo's back to Africa?... Some of these questions though, are those tattoo's real?... ahahaha metalmark(313• 09:27 pm, Mon, 11 Feb ) I’ve been up almost 5 hours drawing them on. Also since this photo I’ve had my knees drawn on so that adds on another couple of hours drawing time. I can’t go in rain or pools for fear of my tattoo free body being exposed. michaela1231(365• Monday, 11 February 2019 ) I just came to read the questions and motivate myself out of bed so can do breakky and get kids to school. Being depressed and all I needed a good laugh. Thanks 😘😘😘 kurarangi(116• 05:39 am, Tue, 12 Feb ) I just dragged my kids out of bed and threw cornflakes at them because we are running late. You got this! Take them to school and do something nice for yourself today michaela1231(365• Tuesday, 12 February 2019 ) You do realise that a 3XL in China is equivalent to a size 10 here in good ol NZ. supern0va(25• 07:01 am, Tue, 12 Feb ) This 3XL is equal to a nz18 because I tried it on a size 18 person and she fit it but also she had a torso so maybe that helped? michaela1231(365• Tuesday, 12 February 2019 ) Well hello there!! Wow came on trade me for something completely different & now I find myself here. Firstly hilarious!! Secondly you need to do this for a living unless u love yr current job. Thirdly hilarious......I'm even thinking sitcom. I have at least one slot on my online dress purchases. I'm lucky I have a tall skinny 13yr old who fits all my xxxxxxxxl purchases. Seriously tho 2019 babe, this is yr calling, too funny. #doit #xxxl #comedyblog #don'tknowwhyihashtag #lol puddita(265• 07:45 am, Tue, 12 Feb ) My favorite hashtags to stalk are #fitspo which I look at while I eat my bowl of chippies with my iPad jammed between the fat of my thighs. I’m like “one day I’ll be like them” and then I laugh and eat more chips. michaela1231(365• Tuesday, 12 February 2019 ) Does it spark joy? - Marie Kondo. Hahaha This made my day! 😂 Maybe keep the dress and have it framed. A great conversational piece in the living room . 😜 mitsc(0• 02:50 pm, Tue, 12 Feb ) It sparks inner rage. I do not want to keep this dress. I want someone far far away to purchase it. Maybe someone living in Antarctica. A wee blanket? michaela1231(365• Tuesday, 12 February 2019 ) Beware 'asian' models. In Hong Kong I would enter the door of a store to get shaking heads and "no, not for you" - I was size 12 then. I feel your anger and wish to be rid. I've been caught our by internet shopping too many times! lili3(630• 03:53 pm, Tue, 12 Feb ) Once I walked into Supre and felt like an actual hippopotamus michaela1231(365• Tuesday, 12 February 2019 ) Please extend this auction, it can not be stopped. You make us all laugh and we love you all. Please start your own talk show and no it’s not your mum in my other ear ❤️ ria38(47• 05:09 pm, Tue, 12 Feb ) I actually just phoned my mum and she didn’t know how to trade me so that was pretty disappointing. michaela1231(365• Tuesday, 12 February 2019 ) Seller added 1 photo Seller comment Tuesday, 12 February 2019 Gosh! I wish there are "LIKED" button for Trademe questions!!! Lol Good old AliExpress ai??! If you think this dress is bad, try to order some lingerie!! Am sure you cant stop laughing!!Well...…. we had a good laugh anyway silvermood(83• 07:54 am, Wed, 13 Feb ) Oh I should totally buy a bra next! michaela1231(365• Wednesday, 13 February 2019 ) I have just started a new thread (not a cotton one) on the Trade Me Message boards, so you will soon become famous. Pop on in and say hi...you will be loved..hehe craftylady1(1005• 11:09 am, Wed, 13 Feb ) I don’t know how to do that sorry waaaa michaela1231(365• Wednesday, 13 February 2019 ) too funny, nice legs..... would have looked fantastic with this vintage cut dress....usually reproductions are done pretty well...but that dress is as bad as they come.......sigh....nice legs =) cashbuyeryo(14• 11:09 am, Wed, 13 Feb ) The original collectif one is beautiful!!!! I have never bought a fake again I swear 😂 michaela1231(365• Wednesday, 13 February 2019 ) Hahahaha this is hilarious! I ordered a knee length jacket from Ali express and was delivered something that resembled a cropped waistcoat :/. My partner was “gifted” lingerie in one of his orders from there once- realistically, Chinese manufacturers must have a very different idea of what classifies “sexy”. Better still, who gifts lingerie when ordering nothing related :( ccccourtney(17• 11:42 am, Wed, 13 Feb ) You know who gifts lingerie when a customer has ordered something non related? Creeps do. Was it Lacy? Could you gift it to someone you don’t like? michaela1231(365• Wednesday, 13 February 2019 ) If that is no makeup - you don't need any. You look very attractive without it. The dress is hideous though, even in the website picture. Flamingos?! And stripes? I guess if you're 6 perhaps. No, 4. Pity about the scribbles on your limbs too. lythande1(814• 11:42 am, Wed, 13 Feb ) When I got my scribbles I was thinking to myself “gosh I hope lythande1 from trade me likes these” so obviously now I’m extremely heartbroken reading your comment. Also I would love to see what you wear so we can all comment on whether or not we think your clothes are hideous. It is vitally important that everyone on this planet share the same taste in clothing. How will mankind continue if people aren’t unique?! I’m a fat girl who loves colours. And scribbles. michaela1231(365• Wednesday, 13 February 2019 ) Okay.... picture this.... lace ribbon around the waist with a piece of silky string from back to front. The top was like a stretched piece of fly screen and a bad ribbon to sit centrally on the boobs, but instead ending up on the belly button. Horrific. ccccourtney(17• 11:47 am, Wed, 13 Feb ) Oh yes that really does sound sexy. Read it in a Mills and Boon novel voice. michaela1231(365• Wednesday, 13 February 2019 ) That's how you ended up with the dress, you thought you'd look just like her in the picture, well minus the hair colour and lack of scribbles. I have no need to post picture of myself in ill fitting clothing, thanks. I try them on first. lythande1(814• 12:03 pm, Wed, 13 Feb ) thank you Lynthande1 you’re clearly better than all of us. We are not worthy. michaela1231(365• Wednesday, 13 February 2019 ) Hey New friends and two basement men, watch 7 Sharp tomorrow at 7pm 💕 Seller comment Wednesday, 13 February 2019 I love your scribbles and your sense of style. You would have rocked the shit out of this dress if it had been in any sort of actual human size. Keep up the great work...you're a star, and my favourite super rich doctor <3 kingelvis5(473• 08:25 pm, Wed, 13 Feb ) One time a stranger on Facebook asked me what kind of doctor I am cos they stalked my profile, and I said I was a “foreign objects in orifices” doctor and he thought I meant I was a doctor in a foreign office. So that was fun to screenshot and show everyone. michaela1231(365• Wednesday, 13 February 2019 ) I watched 7 sharp thought what is this dress thing all about then stumbled on your trade me listing by accident tonight and you have made my night Thanks for sharing I have a much uglier Xmas themed dress wore it to a bad taste party at least ha ha fitted but looked like a bus anyway! gayleavery(335• 08:32 pm, Wed, 13 Feb ) I wanna see those dress though cos I do love me some tacky Xmas attire! michaela1231(365• Wednesday, 13 February 2019 ) Awesome gurrrrrl (Y) No offence, is there any place left for another preloved tattoo.... how did you manage what you have.... osumly courageous sherni(312• 10:03 pm, Wed, 13 Feb ) Next I’ll start tattooing under my big saggy boobs michaela1231(365• Wednesday, 13 February 2019 ) I feel your pain, ordering clothes online can be such a disaster. I would bid on it, but apparently my boobs are too big too. jules882(8• 11:51 am, Thu, 14 Feb ) Mannequins have a lot to answer for. I don’t know a single person who looks like a mannequin. Especially the headless ones. Such a shit beauty standard. Heads are beautiful! michaela1231(365• Thursday, 14 February 2019 ) Omg $50 you can all stop bidding now that’s a pad Thai AND an entree!!!!! 😍😍😍😍 Seller comment Thursday, 14 February 2019 Seller added 1 photo Seller comment Thursday, 14 February 2019 Me again...556 people have added the auction to their watchlist....have you had that many 'follow" requests on Instagram as well??!! (Yep, one of them is me - hey, if Jacinda is following you then you must be awesome ;) tiri9(409• 05:44 pm, Thu, 14 Feb ) She’s my cousin 🙊🙊 so she’s obliged to follow. michaela1231(365• Thursday, 14 February 2019 ) talk about marketing 👍👍 ragu1(137• 06:13 pm, Thu, 14 Feb ) Ok. Marketing is the study and management of exchange relationships. Marketing is the business process of creating relationships with and satisfying customers. With its focus on the customer, marketing is one of the premier components of business management. michaela1231(365• Thursday, 14 February 2019 ) Utterly hilarious ! But don’t worry your far FAR from alone, unless your a size 6 I think every woman has been here done this , me included, and I have the TradeMe sales to prove it ! Good luck with your auction & therapy, if it helps let the rest of us know ;) fetish(1845• 06:14 pm, Thu, 14 Feb ) Thank you! By therapy I meant Thai food michaela1231(365• Thursday, 14 February 2019 ) Suppose she kinda did make you a little famous in NZ and the world on the "net". Watch out she might want agent fees or commission for your appearances. Keep on, keeping on. You are great! kandh25(130• 06:48 pm, Thu, 14 Feb ) When I text her to say the photo went viral all she said was “oops” and a shrug emoji. I think SHE should buy the dress!! michaela1231(365• Thursday, 14 February 2019 ) Thank you so much for your Auction!!! Had a really bad week and your awesome sense of humor has made it soooo much better 😍😍😍 kelsta65(179• 06:24 am, Fri, 15 Feb ) I’m sorry about your week! Go do something nice for yourself. Go adopt a nice cat. michaela1231(365• Friday, 15 February 2019 ) Clearly you’re famous now! Just remember to remind me about our kids birthdays this year. I rely on your intel! jadeykandee(446• 08:13 am, Fri, 15 Feb ) Ummmm you’re meant to remind me!!! Let’s just not have birthdays for them this year. michaela1231(365• Friday, 15 February 2019 ) Can you please tell me where you got your amazing planetary dresses from that you wore/showed on Seven Sharp? Gorgeous! nzcowgirl(236• 03:12 pm, Fri, 15 Feb ) Hi! The dress is by an amazing NZ company called Toast Clothing Studio who you can find on Instagram. They’re custom made to fit and THEY HAVE POCKETSSSSSSSSSSSSS michaela1231(365• Friday, 15 February 2019 ) Before o place another bid I need to know if it’s a bit “plungie” at the back. I’ve got a hairy back and don’t want it to show to much. harmony154(9• 03:28 pm, Fri, 15 Feb ) You should embrace your hairy back! But no plunge. I have a rogue hair on my shoulder that I’m quite proud of. It’s like 7cm long michaela1231(365• Friday, 15 February 2019 ) Good enough for me. Congrats on the hair. That’s a nice length you could do something special with it if you are going out somewhere fancy. harmony154(9• 03:40 pm, Fri, 15 Feb ) I think Ali express sells teeny tiny baby bows I could use? We could go halves and pop some on your back? Lemme know what you think. michaela1231(365• Friday, 15 February 2019 ) Omg, Reminds me of a pair of heels I bought from wish, when they arrived I was gutted, they were too small, yet i still tried so hard to get my fat wide feet into them, like (Cinderellas stepsister) with the hope that some fairy dust would magically appear and shrink my already traumatized feet to sz..one would think they were for LOL dolls? ktballerina(178• 03:58 pm, Fri, 15 Feb ) Did you consider cutting your toes off? Cos I considered cutting my tiddies off to fit this dress! michaela1231(365• Friday, 15 February 2019 ) Didnt finish......You ROCK! love your style, look, humour and especially your painting/artwork/scribbles...love your uplifting spirit... Go You..and go and indulge in them Pad Thai's👌👗 ktballerina(178• 03:59 pm, Fri, 15 Feb ) Scribbles is my new fav word. Now all my friends say scribbles. So the person who called me scribbles is now a trend setter. HEY SCRIBBLES MAN, I HOPE YOURE READING THIS FROM YOUR MUMS BASEMENT!! michaela1231(365• Friday, 15 February 2019 )