Bidding ends on Chesterfield woman’s eBay ‘divorce dress’

Samantha Wragg in her wedding dress.
Samantha Wragg in her wedding dress.

Bidding has now ended on a wedding dress being sold by a Chesterfield woman on eBay to pay for her divorce from her “cheating husband”.

The dress, advertised online on the buying and selling goods website by Chesterfield woman Samantha Wragg, reached a staggering total of £65,900 - although it is very unlikely she will receive this amount due to a high number of ‘fake bids’.

Ms Wragg jokingly describes the dress on ebay as ‘Great condition but needs dry cleaning before wearing to get rid of the stench of betrayal’.

The 28-year-old wrote: “If you want a dress that is full of bad memories and shattered hopes and dreams then this is the one for you.”

The Art Couture size six dress was bought brand new for £2,000 by her parents in 2014.

On the eBay advert, Samantha says that she is ‘mainly selling it as I need to pay for my divorce which my ex-husband has left me to foot the bill for’.

She quips that the dress will need a dry clean and that she will even ‘throw in’ her veil.

“I didn’t have time to get it dry cleaned myself before my cheating husband decided to call an end to our marriage,” she added.

Samantha then apologies for the lack of pictures as ‘when I found out my husband was living with another woman, I pretty much burned/permanently deleted everything with his disgusting face on it’.

“Hope this dress brings you a lot more happiness than it brought me in the end and if not...well you can always sell it on here.”

After her advert went viral online, the social media worker posted a blog called ‘The truth behind THAT DRESS’, in which says it had been on sale on eBay for two weeks but had little interest so she decided to tell ‘make it funny’.

Writing on her blog, cocobutterblog.co.uk, she said: “So here’s the background – my husband cheated on me and left me. This was way back in January but I’m only just getting round to selling my wedding dress.

“I had my wedding dress on eBay for two weeks with barely any views so I decided with a little help from my brother to make it funny.

“A lot of people have got the wrong end of the stick and think it’s really bitter but anyone who knows me knows I’ve got a great sense of humour and it’s very tongue in cheek. And to the people who have said ‘well, she won’t get any bids advertising like that’ – I don’t think you’ve quite understood.”

Samantha signs off the blog by saying: “I wish my ex-husband all the best with everything. Yes, he made a terrible and really hurtful mistake but he’s got to live with that. I forgive him and I’m very happy now so hope he is too.”

View the dress at Samantha’s wedding dress

See Samantha’s blog at: cocobutterblog.co.uk