- Publish Date
- Sunday, 3 January 2021, 9:20AM
Napier woman Michaela Smith had us in fits of laughter after her online order for a vintage style dress didn't go quite to plan ...
A beautiful blue and white pinstripe dress with a finishing touch of flora, fauna and flamingos caught Smith's eye on well-known website Ali Express.
Being plus size and 6ft tall, Smith checked her measurements, double-checked and then checked again, before making the $27 too-good-to-be-true purchase.
Upon the parcel's arrival, excitement turned to disbelief as Smith tried the dress on, only to realise it was several sizes too small.
"It was like I was wearing children's clothes, I just seem to be a sucker for punishment."
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"I really didn't care if it didn't fit because it only cost me 27 bucks, but it just turned out to be a complete rip-off," she said.
Smith put her failed purchase on Trade Me and by Friday the bidding was sitting at $180.
Smith said it had been a learning curve, but she'd received plenty of support and kind messages from all over the world.