Online shopping has many benefits. If you don’t feel like putting pants on you can still look for a dress. It makes for a great distraction during lecture, too. However, there are many issues with online shopping. We have all had the anxiety of which size we should order, and with all of the options it is hard to keep our bank accounts at a positive balance.
Elite Daily recently reported a story that is rather nightmarish, but it is all the more reason to practice safe online shopping.
Actress Jamie Alexander wore this dress to the premiere of Thor:
Interesting, right? First off, let us take a moment to get one thing straight: this dress is heinous. I do not care if you have a stunning body like Alexander does, it shows a butt cheek and I feel like if you twisted too much you would also give people an all access pass to seeing your no-no parts. Sure, some may argue that the mesh is sleek and sexy and elegant, but I am not a fan of not wearing underwear, so I am going to take a hard pass on this fashion trend.
However, there are apparently people who disagree with me. The Chinese website Taobao made a knock-off version of the dress. Now China did what China does best, and they found a way to make it look like the real deal, but avoided getting sued by making the design a mirror image of the original. It reminds me of all the knock-off Coach wristlets I bought that looked legit but had a label that said “Goach” on the inside. Classic.
This is what the dress looked like on the model on Taobao’s site:
Looks the same as the original, right? And while I still think it is incredibly tacky, you would think that if this dress looked as good on both Alexander and this model, then it will probably look the same on you.
That’s what one woman thought, so she placed an order on the mesh-dress from hell. Now if avid online shoppers know anything, it is that there is nothing more exciting and more terrifying than opening up the packaging. When this lady opened up her box and tried on her dress, she must have immediately realize that something was up: the dress looked absolutely horrible. Almost every nook and cranny that we try to conceal with clothing was out and ready to play. She took pictures below, and suffice it to say she was on unhappy customer. If somebody wore this dress to our formal, they would most definitely be sent to Standards board for indecent exposure at a social function.
So ladies, when you are online ordering your next formal dress, please make sure that you are cautious during the selection process. Also, remember that if a dress has mesh that might even possibly show off your goods, that you are going to probably run into some fashion malfunctions, so maybe just stick to a classic peplum instead.