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Wedding dress auctioned to pay for divorce

A Chesterfield woman has put her wedding dress up for sale in order to pay for her divorce.

The 28 year-old fashion and lifestyle blogger claimed her husband moved in with another woman and left her to “foot the bill” for the end of their marriage. In response, she decided to post her wedding dress on the online auction site eBay.

On the dress’ listing page, she wrote that it was in great condition but would need “dry cleaning before wearing to get rid of the stench of betrayal”. If people want to buy a dress which is “full of bad memories and shattered hopes and dreams then this is the one for you”.

The 28 year-old also apologised for only posting two photographs of the dress, explaining that once she found out her husband had left her for someone else she “pretty much burned/permanently deleted everything” with his face on it.

At the time of writing, the dress has attracted bids of over £17,000 after it was originally put up for just £500.

In a blog post, she revealed that in the first two weeks the dress was listed, it received hardly any views. Her brother suggested that she change the description to make it funnier, so she did.

Although many people have “got the wrong end of the stick and think [the description is] really bitter” it was in fact “very tongue in cheek”, she wrote, insisting that she does not feel any resentment towards her husband. He may have “made a terrible and really hurtful mistake”, but she now insists that she hopes he is happy and wishes him “all the best with everything”.

The blog team at Stowe is a group of writers based across our family law offices who share their advice on the wellbeing and emotional aspects of divorce or separation from personal experience. As well as pieces from our family law solicitors, guest contributors also regularly contribute to share their knowledge.

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