Shock over scathing description of second-hand wedding dress: ‘Size Fat’

A man who was scared of marriage decided to sell his ex-fiancée’s wedding dress online, along with a scathing review.

The man, who claims to have had a “lucky escape”, has listed the dress for sale on Facebook Marketplace.

The article’s unrestricted description caught the attention of TikToker Paula Hopps, who shared a clip of the listing.

The title of the dress simply says “wedding dress – fat waist”, as the man details why their planned nuptials fell apart.

Screenshots from @pduck11’s video. A Facebook ad selling a second-hand wedding dress caused a stir online.
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It says: “Wedding dress – would suit a taller woman, quite chavvy [derogatory British term for members of the underclass] in style so would suit a cheap slapper.

The UK-based man added: “It’s a size 12 [U.S. size 8] I think she had a tendency to lie, so it might be a 14/16. [10/12]”

The dress is only on sale for just £5 [$6.25]and accompanied by two photos, one possibly of the bride-to-be – whose face has been covered in a clown emoji – trying it on.

Hopps captioned the clip “omg,” along with numerous hashtags including #cheater #cheatersgetcaught #cheating, speculating on what happened in the relationship.

Since it was shared on Friday, over 500,000 people have viewed the clip, which can be seen hereas they weighed in on the situation.

Thu-Van wrote, “What a bargain, it’s a beautiful dress.”

Nic thought, “Emotional damage.”

Dog Mummy observed, “This description…”

Angelbridge929 joked, “I think he’s pretty upset.”

Megan Margereson commented, “Funniest thing I’ve seen.”

Screenshots from @pduck11's video.
Screenshots from @pduck11’s video. The seller made selected comments about her ex-fiancé.
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Double_Illusions joked, “Umm I guess they’re not together anymore.”

Emma thought, “He needs to work on his marketing.”

Becky said, “Every size 14 woman feels personally attacked.”

While Louise Gilmartin added: “I don’t know who has the better chance of escaping.”

Pre-owned wedding dresses are growing in popularity, with websites, apps, and even stores now dedicated to second-hand dresses.

It can be a way to save money amid soaring wedding costs, with a 2021 Real Weddings Study survey from The Knot revealing nuptials cost $28,000 on average.

They said: “Your outfits are key components of your overall wedding budget. Our data shows that couples typically spend 6% of their budget on their attire.

“This percentage must include the cost of the wedding dress and/or costume, as well as shoes and accessories, such as jewelry or cufflinks.”

The National Wedding Survey, released last year, found that brides spent an average of $1,300 on their dream dress.

Newsweek contacted the original dress poster for comment.

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