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Six "Accidental Bridesmaids" Wore the Same Dress to a Friend's Wedding

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That was the unfortunate (and frankly quite hilarious) reality for six guests at a recent Sydney wedding. The odds are you probably have, as this happens in some cases.

For most women, it would be a nightmare to show up to a wedding in the same dress as another guest.

Debbie Speranza, who was among those wearing the dress, recalled that initial shock. At first glance, you might assume these ladies are members of the bride's bridal party.

A potential fashion nightmare ended with a good laugh after six women wore the same exact dress to a friend's wedding in New South Wales, Australia Saturday, giving the bridesmaids some unexpected competition. Hey, even the bride was amused!

"You really should start a bridal registry so that your customers can enquire [sic] whether anyone else has purchased one of your dresses for the same event", Debbie Speranza, who is pictured on the bride's left side, captioned the photo, which she posted on Forever New's Facebook page. There's a video of us telling the bridesmaids "ok if you girls stuff up we are ready".

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Speranza's post has over 44,000 reactions, 10,000 comments, and 1,200 shares at the time of this story.

"You all look fab chicks, but I'm glad it wasn't me!" one woman commented.

But Yeng Vang wrote: "My worst nightmare being dressed the same as someone else".

Another wrote: "At least they all had a good sense of humour about it", whilst another added: "I remember going to a friends wedding in the United Kingdom and four of us were in the same outfit, I just went up to them and said what good taste they had!" "Forever New you owe me a gift voucher for the advertisement".

The item of clothing in question is the "gorgeous navy blue" Debbie Lace Pencil Dress, listed for A$159.99 (US$128) on Forever New's website.


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