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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Friday, April 10th, 2009 03:31 pm
I <3 this prom dress


So the story going around is that retail website lightinthebox.com originally featured this dress, embellished with its blatantly vaginally suggestive decoupage, on its website ... then for whatever reason changed it to the tamer version currently featured.

This story is backed up by what is purported to be a screencap of a cached version of the site, here.

There are a ton of good punchlines to be mined in the comments of the various articles ("What a labia of love for the designer", "Jam out with your clam out", etc.), but either the rest of the Internet is duped, or I am, cuz I don't buy it. The retailer didn't change it at all; someone else did, and made the screencap, and is having a laugh as this goes viral.

For example, the screencap carries a date of April 1. I can't find any previous versions of this website cached at the internet archive.

And of course there's the obvious question of why a retailer would photoshop out such an obvious design feature of a product when advertising it? Like the customer isn't going to notice that she's displaying a little satin Georgia O'Keefe action once she puts it on?

I call shenanigans. I'm probably wrong, but the story is hilarious either way.

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dryad271
dryad271
nitemare hippie girl
Friday, April 10th, 2009 11:29 pm (UTC)

I think you're right on the shenanigans, but that is a super cute dress! (labia or no labia)


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drjeff
drjeff
Raoul Duke
Saturday, April 11th, 2009 01:33 am (UTC)

I can always count on you to suck all the fun out of a meme!


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Saturday, April 11th, 2009 03:11 am (UTC)

Well, I had already planned exactly how to disprove the existence of the Easter Bunny to my nieces this weekend, and had a little time to kill!


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sistermaryeris
sistermaryeris
Bake, Love, Kickbox.
Saturday, April 11th, 2009 01:46 am (UTC)

It's cuter with the smaller labia, I think.

It's a nice idea, it just went badly. I'm sure they had no idea until the "internet" found it. Hehe.


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moskevyu
moskevyu
Axey Moskevyu
Saturday, April 11th, 2009 01:50 am (UTC)

I still call it prom dress fail. ;)

Imagine parents spending a week lecturing their sweet young daughter on the virtues of *waiting* and then sending her off in that dress.


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Saturday, April 11th, 2009 03:09 am (UTC)

That's it exactly; I can easily imagine that -- and so can you, and so can each of the twenty-some people to whom I've showed this photo today, absent context.

Which makes me very skeptical that if the pictured dress is the one actually being sold, none of the designers, buyers, photographers, web designers, or any of the several dozen personnel who were collectively responsible for putting this dress online, absolutely failed to notice the same thing.


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inkytwist
inkytwist
The Loch Ness Monster
Saturday, April 11th, 2009 04:08 am (UTC)

I'd totally wear it!!!


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circumambulate
circumambulate
Circumambulate
Saturday, April 11th, 2009 05:16 am (UTC)

Having been through way too many product development meetings, I can assure you that it is quite possible that nobody thought of that before the flamage began. From the name of the dress, I'd guess the decoration was supposed to be a heart, and once that seed was planted on the dev end, it'd be hard to shake loose.

Need I refer you to Masturbating Tarzan, or the Dora Aquapet, which I recall you own?


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sinndar
sinndar
Tracy
Saturday, April 11th, 2009 09:37 am (UTC)

If you have bridesmaids, I think they should definitely be wearing that!!!


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