Most expensive fashion mishap/mistake

(45 Posts)
ProveYourLoveToMe Thu 09-May-13 13:09:03

Make me feel better about having to spend £15 to return some frickin' shoes!

I cut through a pair of trousers once when opening the package.

I didn't even like them on, so it wasn't as if I could mend and wear.

That was about 10 years ago. I'm still annoyed with myself!

freddiefrog Thu 09-May-13 13:13:18

Ordered some cream suede boots.

Tried them on and they were too small.

Randomly, while trying them on I managed to cut my finger and didn't notice until I dripped blood on them.

Resulted in £65 boots I couldn't wear because they were cripplingly tight but couldn't return as I'd bled all over them

Parisisalwaysagoodidea Thu 09-May-13 13:38:22

Jimmy Choos that I decided I didn't like but had to keep because I walked on some dirt on my wooden floors and it got on the sole.

I eventually sold them and didn't lose too much money but they make me sweat a little bit just thinking about them!

I never usually buy such expensive stuff, it was for my wedding. I wore River Island shoes that I liked much more!

thenightsky Thu 09-May-13 13:42:23

Very expensive (think over £200) brown suede boots. After wearing them outside for 10 mins I realised they pinched like bastards, but I'd got slight watermarks on the toes, so couldn't take them back angry

DolomitesDonkey Thu 09-May-13 13:51:30

Oh faahsands.

Just last week bought my son some shoes when he was being a bigger trying them on. Next morning I realised they were too small. Waiting for my brain to get in to hear and make the decision to go to crèche late via an exchange at the shoe shop he trod in some toast. hmm Luckily he has a younger brother so they'll be worn again.

Damsel in a dress delivery - dress seemed a little tight, walked to other room with full-length mirror to check - snagged dress on door handle.

Shoes bought which didn't fit as I was too flustered to keep trying on.

An aviator leather coat I've not worn for 5 years because I had an operation just after I bought it and put on weight. Never mind the fact the week after I bought it the shop had a 20% sale.

I could go on, but instead I might just post a photo of the wardrobe of unworn clothes my husband and I both pretend he doesn't know about.

Parisisalwaysagoodidea Thu 09-May-13 14:04:17

I could go on, but instead I might just post a photo of the wardrobe of unworn clothes my husband and I both pretend he doesn't know about.

PMSL

firesideskirt Thu 09-May-13 14:04:20

Jimmy Choos. It took me about 4 pairs and several evenings in agony to realise they are not made for ladies with wide feet.

chickydoo Thu 09-May-13 14:45:07

We used to go to lots of evening black tie do's due to husbands job.
it was often the same groups of people, all earning more than DH & me. The women all wore fantastic designer evening wear. I usually brought a new dress for each occasion ( some high street, some designer) & there were several a year, spanning many years.
I have a wardrobe full of once worn evening dresses. Some are lovely, what a huge waste of money though!
They are unlikely to see the light of day again. I am loathed to sell them on eBay as my daughter ( 18) has worn a couple & I think ( hope) she may use the rest one day.
A real waste of money though.

3hens Thu 09-May-13 14:45:25

Also PMSL at Dolomites phrase. So true for many of us (I think?), you put it very well!

I do have the odd too flipping expensive "occasion wear" dress that will do every foreseeable occasion when bought, but of course has done one, and only one, occasion. Makes me grind my teeth/gives me a headache when I see them in the wardrobe.

ProveYourLoveToMe Thu 09-May-13 18:25:33

This is making me feel a bit better grin

Hopasholic Thu 09-May-13 18:54:38

Oh the fun I've had accepting a delivery after Internet shopping whilst on the vino on a Friday evening. grin

I am crap at returning stuff [embarrassed]

I've just gone over the 28th day for returning a Karen millen coat I bought in the sale. I like it,but now I've changed my mind, its too dressy. eBay it is then.

Hopasholic Thu 09-May-13 18:56:12

blush no I'm not on the vino now! Why did I type out 'embarrassed'?! Doh!

HappyGirlNow Thu 09-May-13 19:27:48

2 pairs of Ted Baker riding boots. Same boots in Black and Tan. Ordered online then when they came they were a bit tight on the calf. Thought I'd lose a bit of weight so they'd fit better and basically couldn't be bothered returning them. That was 4 years ago. I did lose a bit of weight, unfortunately none from my calves sad

£165 each, £330 in total blush

YoniOno Thu 09-May-13 19:47:20

£200 on a bag that doesn't have a cross body strap so I've never worn it despite it being gorgeous. It's hanging on the front of my wardrobe looking very pretty though so all is not lost.

Oh and £65 about ten years ago on a beautiful pair of mint green delicate peeptoe leather cutwork stilettos with wooden heels, which I broke a heel on the 2nd time I wore them sad I was a student at the time and was heartbroken. I should have taken them back as unfit for purpose, shouldn't I... not thrown them in nightclub bin and completed evening barefoot

SillyBlueHat Thu 09-May-13 20:47:42

I bought a matching trouser and boob tube outfit (it was trendy then), it had creased in the bag so I went to give it a quick iron. Iron was too hot and instantly burnt a hole in the trousers. I never wore the top either. That was back in the student days when I couldn't afford it in the first place. Gutted as the trousers made my bum look peachy hmm

JoyceDivision Thu 09-May-13 20:49:53

I had just started my new job, was 21, called into debenhams and saw a dress on a mannequin and bought it. Total impulse buy.

I was on a training probationary period wage, yes spent £150 on a silk and crepe panelled jasper conran halter necked fishtailed dark purple gown.

It was beautiful on the 8 foot tall model which was about a size 8. I am about 5 foot tall and a size 18 16 with ginormous saggy boobs.

I gave it away after nearly 15 years to my work for a charity clothes shop they are doing. It still had the tags on!blush

foxysocks Thu 09-May-13 20:56:01

A pair of boots in the shopbop sales before Christmas. They are too big but would have cost a bomb to return do I didn't and can now only wear them with really thick socks. I love the boots but it drives me demented so I hardly ever wear them <sob sob>

It isn't fashion, but in my second year at university I finally hooked up with my lecturer a chap I'd been drooling over for over a year. In all the excitement of the whirlwind romance I experienced the most remarkably horrible acne breakout. Obviously this was devastating timing and I went, in absolute desperation, into a dermatology place (who saw me coming as t'were) and forked out a rajah's ransom for some kind of exotic miracle snake oil.

The next morning I picked it up to use it for the first time and dropped it on my tiled bathroom floor where it smashed to smithereens.

He wasn't worth it, would you believe.

rubylovescheese Thu 09-May-13 21:48:04

I fear I may have just made it by ordering some sam edelman shoes directly from the USA. just been reading about import duty and handling fees and prob just should have paid uk prices in the firsy place.

FrugalFashionista Fri 10-May-13 07:19:56

Foxy slip in sheepskin insoles?
They feel fantastic, no bulk, and will probably improve the fit!

AgeingFop Fri 10-May-13 09:01:00

Bought DW an expensive (for me, anyway, over £100) pair of black leather leather knee high boots which she loved. But the sole kept coming unstuck, glued back on by two different cobblers, and then myself to no avail. Eventually, she got so frustrated with the sole flapping about yet again that she stopped wearing them.

Bought off the internet, too worn and late to return!

javotte Fri 10-May-13 09:05:49

Two pairs of shoes from a US website, 10 years ago. They cost about $100, but I had to pay 75 euros of custom duties. angry
It turned out the website had got its size conversion chart wrong. The shoes were 2 sizes too small and I never wore them.

OTheHugeManatee Fri 10-May-13 09:09:23

£140 Kurt Geiger shoes that I've worn all of twice because they just kill the balls of my feet. I calculate the value of clothing in price per wear, so despite not being the most expensive footwear I own at £70 per wear they turned out the worst value.

turkeyboots Fri 10-May-13 09:10:44

Lovely green Mulberry bag. Blew whole bonus on it. Bastard thing is sooo heavy empty that I gave up using it after a week. It now glares at me from the wardrobe.

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