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What is it about dresses lately, huh? First, there was The Dress, a week-long global debate about colour that spawned fights between Mindy Kaling and Julianne Moore and Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.

And now there’s a new dress in town, and that frock is D63045SS15, or, its given name, “Printed Cotton Peasant Dress.”

As you can see from the photo above, it just looks like a big ol’ shirt that you might sleep in. But the problem the Internet has with this dress, however, is its claim of being a “peasant dress,” and one that costs $459.

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Users on Reddit quickly began discussing this item after someone posted the link with the note,”Yeah, because I’m totally going to spend $400 to look like a goddamn peasant.” And that’s not really an unfair point, since that’s quite a lot of money to look like you’re destined to till the land of abject poverty.

But, because it’s Reddit and the Internet, this scandal turned into hilarity:

One user channeled the J. Peterman Catalogue

“Pale and defeated, this young woman desperately roams through a post-apocalyptic wasteland. With all sense of fashion and physical appearance has been long since beaten away from her psyche, and life consisting of little more than the stumbling aimlessly between radioactive watering holes and rape gangs, she has decided to don this blue table cloth with a hole cut in the middle.”

As did another user…

“Vibrant and full of a certain zest for life, this young woman harkens back to the days of her potato-farming ancestors in the utmost style. Equally perfect for relaxing post-yoga on artisanal hand-crafted wicker loveseats with cool kale smoothies in hand, or harvesting organic vegetables at the local farmers market, showing your children the finer points of a proper vegan lifestyle.”

Then there was this Harry Potter reference 

“Master gave Dobby clothes!”

But this guy started making a lot of sense!

“The problem is that it’s just listed as plain cotton. If it were cashmere or some other exotic material, nobody would bat an eye at that price. So, basically, it’s the marketer’s fault. It should be listed as follows:

  • Hand hewn Egyptian Cotton
  • 100% hand hemmed and sewn
  • Print fashioned after the motif of the Palace of Versailles
  • Made in Italy

.. and that’s your $400″

But then people began speculating about why it costs so much

“It’s $400 because the button is included.”

And suggesting that it might not be what it claims 

“It’s a goddamn hospital gown.”

One user wanted something more organic

“For that much money I could just hire someone to beat up a real peasant and take his/her clothes. And then it would be an authentic oppressed peasant shirt.”

And lastly, one user turned this into an opportunity

“S–t! I own a sewing machine! I’ll make you one for $200 and you can choose the fabric you want!”

 

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