Jilted Bride Copes With Canceled Wedding by Posting Best eBay Listing Ever

dvf zaritaIn terms of symbolism, no article of clothing carries more weight than a wedding dress. For many women, finding the perfect dress is second only to finding the perfect groom when it comes to critical wedding details.

So, what do you do when the dress is perfect, but it turns out that the groom isn’t?


For one jilted bride, the answer was eBay. While she certainly isn’t the first bride to sell her dress online, this clever ad might surprise you.

The eBay post is written from the perspective of the dress itself, as it tries to find a new owner who can wear it with happiness.

wedding dress ebay ad

The ad heartbreakingly reads:

I was supposed to be worn at City Hall in New York.

I was going to be the main attraction of a 60s wedding theme.

I was going to be low-key, but elegant (I still am, for that matter).

I was going to complement a 60s updo, nude courts and a bouquet of Lily of the Valley.

When my owner put on a dress just like me in Selfridges, she knew I was the one so she ordered me online and had me delivered to her husband-to-be in Brooklyn.

I'm not over the top, nor am I too dressed down, and she thought she could perhaps wear me to other occasions in the future.

She thought I was a dress she could look back on and smile, not cringe at fashion faux pas (she was right).

When I arrived, she kept me sealed in my box so nothing could ruin me.

Then they split up.

And she kept me in the box.

Because she couldn't bear to look at me.

I am a constant reminder to her of what could have been.

So she wants to sell me.

Not necessarily to a bride, but to anyone looking to give me the home I deserve.

A home where I'll get worn and admired and dry-cleaned (as and when necessary).

She can't take me back to DVF because they no longer stock me.

I'm limited edition, if you like.

And the first time I have been taken out of my box is for these photos.

Because who's going to buy a dress based on a picture of a box?

I can't wait to be worn by you (and to see the back of my cardboard confines once and for all).

Zarita (in Ivory).

The current bid on the dress is £1,150 (or about $1800), so it looks like not only will the jilted bride get to cleanse herself of a dress that is a symbol of a marriage that wasn’t, but she also have a nice chunk of money in her pocket for whatever her next adventure in life will be!

Perhaps a trip to make up for the honeymoon that wasn’t?

We applaud her for taking a classy approach to a heartbreaking problem. If her taste in men is as great as her taste in fashion (that dress is Mad Men fabulous!), hopefully she’ll have occasion to shop for another dress someday in the future.

Would you buy a dress that is the symbol of someone else’s heartbreak?

Image via Polyvore & ebay

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