It’s embarrassing enough to show up to a wedding wearing the same exact outfit as another guest (especially if you’re the bride!) but can you imagine showing up to a wedding in the same outfit as five other people?
Probably not, out of statistically improbability if nothing else. But you know what they say, life imitates art, and while I can’t think of a painting in which there are six chicks wearing the same thing, there’s gotta be, right? Like of Ancient Greece or something, when the only thing in people’s closets were linen tunics? But I digress. Statistics be damned, six women in Sydney showed up to a wedding wearing the same dress. And before you ask, no they were not bridesmaids. They were guests.
According to The Telegraph, the six women wore the same $160 dress by a brand called Forever New. Half were from the bride’s side, and half from the groom’s.
“My cousin and I walked into the reception and saw each other [in the same dress] and started laughing, but then another walked in … then another one … and another one. There was about 200 people,” said Debbie Speranza.
She then shared a picture to Forever New’s Facebook page, joking “I think I deserve a gift voucher for all this advertisement.” We agree wholeheartedly.
You really should start a bridal registry so that your customers can enquire whether anyone else has purchased one of…
The photo has since received 31,000 likes and over 11,000 comments.
The $160 dress from Forever New
Speranza told The Telegraph that at first the women were understandably iffy about their fashion mis-mis-mis-mis-mis-mishap, but then they took it all in stride. ” A couple of the women were a little bit ‘ahhhhh’ but then we all saw the fun in it. There’s a video of us telling the bridesmaids ‘ok if you girls stuff up we are ready’. We were like accidental sisters.” I love Australians.
Luckily, the bride was a good sport as well. When a worried Debbie Speranza asked bride Julie Mammone if she was soooo pissssssed, “She said ‘ not at all.’” And before the cynics begin to flock, the women have been asked multiple times whether they had staged this wild coincidence.
“We kept being asked that. No it wasn’t a set-up, I swear. I only knew one of the six women. Three were from the bride’s side and three from the groom.”
So there you have it. Next time you find yourself invited to a wedding, make a Facebook group, invite all the guests, and demand they post outfit pictures. Totally normal behavior.