Woman writes hilarious ad selling wedding dress 'worn once, by mistake.'

Woman writes hilarious ad selling wedding dress 'worn once, by mistake.'

Wedding dresses often get worn once and then put away in a closet forever. But one woman in New Zealand decided to give that pretty dress a chance to shine again by selling it— and her ad is absolutely hilarious.

Apparently things didn't work out very well between this woman and her (former) husband, but her attitude is upbeat: Goodbye to bad rubbish. The husband being the rubbish, not the dress. The dress is actually quite pretty.

The ad on Trademe (a site like Craigslist) begins with the woman writing "Wedding dress for sale - worn once by mistake!

It continues,

Please help remove this dress from my life, it no longer means anything to me.

It is in excellent condition - unlike my marriage - Pretty much brand new and ready for a legit wedding after a practise run back in 2013.
This stunning off white gown would fit a 12-16 as it has a lace up back so very versatile it comes with a certificate of authenticity and I have personally hand-washed the bad luck out of it! More than welcome to come try on and give it a twirl to make sure it fits and suits you.
Cannot provide measurements as this was custom made for a little girl who thought she deserved less than what she was worth and she is now a strong woman - cannot measure up.

It looks stunning on, enough so that it will distract you and your guests from the fact that you are marrying a compulsive liar. Also great evening wear if you enjoy a night out and want people to buy you drinks or would be an excellent outfit choice for house cleaning and dishes (if Disney role play is your thing).

It is made from chiffon and is A-Line with side ruffles. It has an internal back strap (with being a strapless the added support to stay up alone is priceless) and has a beautiful belt added for a touch a sparkle. The back is lace tie so can be adjustable if you fluctuate in size which again is an added bonus!

I would ideally like over $300 for this dress, as this would pay for a Years gym member ship for me to loose the kilos I put on from such a miserable marriage - either that or a decent night out on the wines, both are needed - so make an offer!

Happy to also provide pictures of my shoes that I can chuck in for a good price, those aren't needed anymore either because I walked away with the feet I was born with and will keep moving forward with those (keeping the vail for the 'out of toilet paper' emergencys).

Please ask if you have any questions.

NOTE: Apologies for the photos some of these I have lost around 90kgs if baggage.


That write up seems like a pretty good therapy session.

The woman has since been inundated with requests from the media, so she's made the questions and answers part of the post private. She did, however, post two comments as an update:

Seller comment: Thank you everyone for your much appreciated comments and questions. Sadly the NZ media have taken my responses and your questions on this auction and used them against our wishes as direct “quotations” from myself so for my safety these will no longer be viewed, I have declined media comment as the focus is the auction and moving in with my life :) all I have to say is in this auction.6:32 am, Thu 11 Jan

Seller comment: I do get notifications in my inbox of your messages and im overwhelmed by the love and support out there for this auction and my future to be successful. Many thanks xx 6:32 am, Thu 11 Jan


So far the bid is at $665 AUD, more than double what the woman asked for, and there are still four days to go in the auction. So hooray for both the gym membership AND a night of well-deserved drunken revelry.

Congratulations to this woman on her new life without that 90 kilograms (198 pounds) of dead weight.