43 Pretty Woman Secrets That Even Die-Hard Fans Don’t Know About

Pretty Woman is a feel-good rom-com movie that has a massive fan base. Upon its release in 1990, it became a widely successful movie at the box office and fans just couldn’t get enough of beautiful Julia Roberts and dashing Richard Gere. It’s been three decades (yeah, 30 freakin’ years) since the movie hit the theatres and it still has many fans all around the world. So, if you consider yourself a die-hard fan of this movie, then we’re still confident you may not know all of these secrets. So, sit back and discover them.

1. Added Security On The Movie Set

You may have wondered that the stunning necklace of Vivian must be just a prop. It normally is the case whenever we see a lot of jewelry in movies, but that wasn’t the case. In fact, it was a custom made necklace by French jeweler Fred Joaillier and at time it was worth $250,000.

Added Security On The Movie Set

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Given how expensive the necklace was, it was always escorted by a security guard. The security was there to ensure the necklace was never left alone and it makes a lot of sense.

2. Recreating The Snail Scene

In the movie, we see how Vivian finds Edward’s new world a little challenging to live in. In one of the scenes, Vivian tries escargot for the first time. As snails are not easy to eat, she still gives it a try and it slips out of her hands. The waiter catches it and says “it happens all the time.”

Recreating The Snail Scene

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The late Garry Marshall loved the scene so much that he recreated it in his later film, The Princess Diaries. In that movie, Mia Thermopolis tries to break the champagne glass and the same waiter reuses the same line.

3. Julia Almost Didn’t Make Into The Film

Although Julia Roberts was initially cast in the movie to play the role of Vivian, the rights of the film were sold off to Disney and she was out of the role as a result of some executive decisions.

Julia Almost Didn't Make Into The Film


Fortunately, things were put back the way they were and Garry Marshall was given the charge and he insisted on reverting to the original cast because he believed that Julia would make the movie a big hit. Just imagine the movie without her.

4. Buying Jacket On The Street

The outfit of Vivian that became synonymous with her character was a blonde wig, mini dress, thigh-high boots, and red jacket. Although this costume is very famous, not many people know that the costume department didn’t even have the jacket at the time of the shoot.

Buying Jacket On The Street

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So, they had to scramble in an attempt to find a jacket for Julia Roberts. They found a girl while walking down the street and had to pay her $30 to buy her red jacket.

5. A Totally Unplanned Scene

Many directors decide to include unplanned scenes into their movies because of the originality in them. In one of the scenes from the movie, Edward Lewis presents Vivian Ward with a diamond necklace and simply slams the box shut. But this part was unplanned.

A Totally Unplanned Scene


It is because Richard Gere came up with the idea of slamming the box shut to see Julia’s reaction. And it worked out more than fine as the beautiful actress lets out a huge laugh. That’s why this scene is pure gold.

6. Julia Roberts Enjoyed Perks of The Film

Julia Roberts loved working in the film and her favorite scene is when she drove the expensive car down Hollywood Boulevard. When asked about her favorite scene, she said, “I don’t know, driving around in the car in Hollywood was pretty hilarious.”

Julia Roberts Enjoyed Perks of The Film

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Roberts was only 21-years-old at that time and she admitted that she didn’t know how to drive a car that well. Even though Roberts wasn’t good at driving a car, the director still wanted her to give it a try. That explains why she hit the gas while driving the car and the cameraman could hardly keep up.

7. It Was All Fun and Games On The Set

There is one of the classic scenes in the movie in which we can see Vivian belting out hits from Prince and at that moment Edward walks in to have a chat with her. He wanted to talk to her about how much money he would be paying Vivian. Upon hearing it, she dunks herself underwater to show her excitement.

It Was All Fun and Games On The Set


While shooting that scene, the entire crew decided to play a prank on her. Garry Marshall, Richard Gere, rest of the crew, walked out of the room. So, when she came back up, there was no one in the room.

8. Richard Gere Surprised Everyone

There is one scene in the movie in which Edward had to play the piano in the hotel. The production team wanted to hire a pianist for the scene, but they didn’t because Richard Gere showed them that he was hiding his talent of playing the piano. In fact, he showed that he is pretty good at it.

Richard Gere Surprised Everyone


He not only played the piano, but he also composed the same song for that scene. He discovered his musical talents back when he used to play the trumpet in high school.

9. Julia Roberts Battled Nervousness

Julia Roberts read the script and accepted it knowing very well that she would be performing many romantic scenes in the movie. So, when it actually came to shooting those scenes, she was so nervous that a vein popped out her forehead.

Julia Roberts Battled Nervousness

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Due to the popping forehead vein, everything had to be stopped to give her a head massage. It took some time to bring everything back to normal.

10. A Real Fight Scene

There is one scene in the movie in which Edward fights with his lawyer Philip Stuckey. Although the stunts clearly briefed both actors on how to make the fake fighting look real, it didn’t turn out as expected.

A Real Fight Scene


During the filming of the actual scene, the two actors went a little bit rougher and the situation got intense to the point that Edward knocked a crown on his tooth loose. Yes, it happened and no one knows why and how the fight became so intense. Maybe there was something else between the two actors that led to an actual fight.

11. A Hidden Opera Message

How can we forget the scene in which Edward takes Vivian to the opera to see the Italian La Traviata? Well, the viewers didn’t know that the opera was about a man who falls head over heels with a lady of the night.

A Hidden Opera Message

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So, this is exactly what happens in Pretty Woman. But the opera has a heartbreaking ending: the woman dies and it leaves her lover devastated and broken. We know that the ending of Pretty Woman is quite beautiful as both Vivian and Edward live happily ever after.

12. A Hugely Successful Movie – Both Critically and Commercially

Did you know that Disney bought the rights of the movie in a last-minute move? Well, they could never have predicted the movie would become such a big hit. After all, Julia Roberts was just an up and coming young actress at that time. However, the movie went on to make $463.4 million at the box office – something that surprised Disney more than anyone else.

A Hugely Successful Movie – Both Critically and Commercially


Critics also loved the movie and it is now one of the most well-known and successful romantic comedies. This movie helped a lot in making Julia Roberts one of the highest-paid actresses.

13. The Real Set of Pretty Woman

Although Pretty Woman was filmed in and around the upscale Beverly Hills and film studios in Los Angeles, the Regent Beverly Wilshere Hotel was the only hotel that actually allowed both indoor and outdoor shooting. That’s why the majority of the film is shot there.

The Real Set of Pretty Woman


Some scenes were filmed nearby Ambassador Hotel, which was later demolished in 2005.

14. The Gorgeous Red Dress Fact

Did you know that the famous and super gorgeous red dress that Vivian wore to the opera was never almost red? The color of the dress caused a dispute between the studio, producers and the costume designers as they were looking for Vivian wearing a black dress.

The Gorgeous Red Dress Fact


Costume designer Marilyn Vance-Straker persisted with the red dress and finally won the argument. It turned out to be the right choice as the red dress became an iconic moment in the movie. It took a lot of screen testing to convince the studio and producers, but now we cannot really imagine her wearing a black dress.

15. An Ending We Fortunately Didn’t Get To See

In the true romantic comedy movie style, the movie ends with Edward and Vivian reuniting on her balcony. But this wasn’t the ending in the original script which was written by J.F. Lawton called 3000. Well, it didn’t have a happy ending and it wasn’t really a love story as well.

An Ending We Fortunately Didn't Get To See

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Instead, the story revolves around two very damaged and disturbed people who spend a week together and the ending has a lot of tears. Of course, Disney would have never gone with this story.

16. “Big Mistake, Huge!”

Although the screenplay and premise of the movie had to go through a lot of changes, there was one particular scene that didn’t change and went on to become popular.

"Big Mistake, Huge!"

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The scene in which Vivian shops on Rodeo Drive and one rude saleswoman refuses to sell her anything. It even kept the part when Vivian returns and shows off but it left out that famous line “big mistake, huge!”

17. The Hair Color Mishap

The crew on the set of the movie had to use bottles of laundry detergent to create a lot of bubbles for one bathtub scene. However, the detergent was so strong that Julia Robert’s hair started to fade.

The Hair Color Mishap

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No one anticipated it, but they had to find a solution to the problem. So, the actress had to re-dye her hair before shooting the night scene.

18. Using Julia’s Double

We all know how beautiful Julia Roberts looked in the movie (she’s even prettier in real life). Although there were some questionable outfits, she still managed to look great in them. You may find it hard to believe that her body double was actually used for the posters of the film and her face was superimposed onto them.

Using Julia's Double


The producers thought that Donna Scoggins’ legs would look good on the original photograph in the promotional shots and Shelley Michelle was Roberts’ body double.

19. The Amazing Chemistry Between Both Characters

Did you know that Richard Gere wasn’t really keen on working on the project because he didn’t really like the character of Edward? However, he decided to sign on mostly because of Julia Roberts.

The Amazing Chemistry Between Both Characters

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It is because they had initially met for the first time in New York and Gere felt chemistry with young Roberts. That explains why their on-screen chemistry was so natural and loved by everyone.

20. The Happiest Place On Earth

There were a lot of changes in the script of the movie and that’s why it had a different ending than the original movie titled 3000. There were a lot of Cinderella references in Pretty Woman and in the 3000 movie script, Vivian and her best friend end up at Disneyland.

The Happiest Place On Earth


Given the fact that Disney picked up the movie, one can feel that it is ironic the last scene was at – yes you’ve guessed it right – The Happiest Place On Earth.

21. Trouble in Fake Laughing

Although Julia Roberts is a remarkable actress, she found it really difficult to laugh in one scene in a way to make it look genuine. In the scene, Vivian was watching I Love Lucy and she had to come up with a convincing laugh. However, the actress was struggling in it.

Trouble in Fake Laughing


So, Garry Marshall positioned himself off-camera and tickled Julia to the point that she started laughing uncontrollably. It was one of her most genuine laughs and all of it was due to timely improvisation.

22. Winning Awards

You don’t usually see a rom-com getting a lot of prestigious award nominations, but Pretty Woman surprised everyone by getting nominated for four Golden Globes.

Winning Awards


The stunning Julia Roberts won the award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy by beating Andie MacDowell, Mia Farrow, and Meryl Streep, and Demi Moore. By the way, it was the second consecutive Golden Globe award for Julia Roberts as the previous year she won the Best Supporting Actress award for Steel Magnolias.

23. Convincing Richard Was Difficult

It wasn’t easy to find the right actor to play Edward and Garry Marshall really wanted Richard Gere to play the character. However, Gere didn’t want the roll and turned down the offer even after he was approached several times.

Convincing Richard Was Difficult


When the director and producer brought in Julia Roberts, they strongly felt that Gere would love to work with her. One day, Gere was on a phone call with Marshall and Roberts held up a post-it note that had 3 words written on it: “Please say yes”.

24. A Special Vow

No one really expected that Pretty Woman would become such a big hit and one of the most profitable rom coms of all time. As it is in most cases, there is almost always a sequel whenever a movie does so well. However, there is no sequel to Pretty Woman and there’s a good reason behind it.

A Special Vow


The director Garry Marshall, Julia Roberts, and Richard Gere vowed never to do a sequel unless all of them were involved in it. With the passing of Marshall, it is fair to say that there will be no Pretty Woman sequel.

25. An Unscripted Hilarious Handkerchief Gag

Believe it or not, one of the most hilarious parts of the movie was not even in the script. Yes, it is true. In one scene, Vivian loudly blows her nose into a handkerchief and we can see the hotel manager asking what business she has in a luxurious five-star hotel.

An Unscripted Hilarious Handkerchief Gag

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As Vivian gets into a mess, the manager gives her a handkerchief to help her calm down and she blows her nose into it. Roberts intentionally did it and later hoped the scene wouldn’t get into the movie as she thought of it as disgusting. We are glad it made its way into the movie as it is surely one of the funniest scenes in this amazing movie.

26. Who Was Directors’ First Choice?

We know by now that Julia Roberts was not the first choice of directors, then who was the actress they wanted to cast for the role of Vivian? Well, they wanted to cast Molly Ringwald after she starred in some hit movies such as Pretty in Pink and Sixteen Candles. The producers and director believed that she was a good fit for the role.

Who Was Directors' First Choice?


Ringwald didn’t even consider the role and turned it down without taking any time. It is because she didn’t like the film’s content and was uncomfortable playing the risqué role of Vivian. Now you must be wondering that she made a big mistake, right? Well, she later expressed her regret for not considering the role and saying yes to Marshall.

27. When Car Companies Missed Out On The Opportunity

We can see in the movie how Edward is a wealthy bachelor and lives an expensive life that is emotionally empty. He tries to buy happiness and one of the things he usually buys is sports cars.

When Car Companies Missed Out On The Opportunity

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That’s why the producers wanted him to drive Ferrari or Porsche in the film, but both companies refused to be represented in the film because of its adult themes. That’s when Lotus got the contract and the success of the movie meant that their sales tripled.

28. A Difficult Casting Decision

Once the producers and director decided on Julia Roberts as Vivian, they were still looking for an actor to play Edward. Once Julia was finalized, over 10 actors came in for a screen-test.

A Difficult Casting Decision

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Actors like Charles Grodin, known for playing sarcastic intellectuals, and even Al Pacino came. The producers and director were still not clear about hiring the right guy. In the end, Richard Gere agreed to play the role and the rest is history.

29. Pretty Woman Experience for Fans

The film was mostly shot in a hotel Beverly Wilshere and the popularity of the movie helped the hotel to capitalize on it. So, the hotel proudly offers a “Pretty Woman experience” for a cost of $100,000.

Pretty Woman Experience for Fans


If you decide to experience it, you need to know that it includes shopping with a personal stylist, a private driver around Rodeo Drive, a VIP suite, a wardrobe consultant, couples massage and a special menu from the executive chef. Many fans of Pretty Woman have already experienced it and perhaps you should as well.

30. The Strong Southern Accent of Julia Roberts

When Julia Roberts started to work in Pretty Woman as Vivian, she was quite new to acting in such blockbusters of Hollywood and she also had a strong southern accent because she hails from Georgia.

The Strong Southern Accent of Julia Roberts


Believe us when we tell you that it takes actors many years to get rid of their strong accent and they have to play a lot of roles to be able to do it, but it was different for Roberts as she covered it up like she never had a southern accent. Still, the producers were worried that fans could easily notice her accent in the movie and that’s why they took a precautionary measure by putting in a line in which Roberts says she comes from Georgia.

31. Richard Gere Broke A Tooth While Filming

In one scene, Edward walks in on Stuckey to find out that he was trying to assault Vivian. Edward gets aggressive, fires him and throws him out of the suit. Given that the scene was quite intense, Gere broke a crown on one of his molars.

Richard Gere Broke A Tooth While Filming

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In the scene after the fight, you can notice Gere making strange movements with his mouth and that’s because of the broken crown.

32. Julia Did Volunteer Work For The Role

Julia Roberts wanted to prepare for the role of Vivian and decided to do volunteer work for a week at a Los Angeles clinic. As Gary Marshall’s wife worked at the clinic as a nurse, she helped Julia there

Julia Did Volunteer Work For The Role

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In an interview, Barbara Marshall said, “Garry would never visit me at the clinic, because he was a hypochondriac and afraid of getting a disease. But he asked if Julia could come and talk to some of the patients.”

33. The Secret Behind The Ever-Changing Hair of Richard Gere

In the movie, the color of Richard Gere is salt-and-pepper and you will notice that the color of his hair in the posters is brown. You know how Julia Roberts body double was used for the posters, there was retouching of Richard Gere’s hair as well.

The Secret Behind The Ever-Changing Hair of Richard Gere


We just feel that there was no need of doing it because the actor is known for his silver fox look. What do you think about it?

34. No Need for Darker Scenes

We know that the original Pretty Woman was dark and had no happy ending and director and writers had to make changes in it. Still, Pretty Woman also had a few darker scenes. In one scene, a dealer confronts Julia Roberts and Edward comes in to save her.

No Need for Darker Scenes


Moreover, the original script had a lot of colorful language of Julia Roberts and they had to remove the bad language from it. After all, it is a Disney film.

35. Extra Cameo From The Director

We see in so many movies that relevant people make cameo appearances (most notably Stan Lee in Marvel Movies), but did you notice that there was a cameo of Garry Marshall in Pretty Woman as well?

Extra Cameo From The Director


In one scene, you can see a homeless man asking Richard Gere’s character for some directions. That homeless man was the late director himself.

36. Not Breaking The Vow (Technically)

We told you about the pact which the cast made about not doing a sequel of the movie unless they were all together. They did work together, nine-years after working on Pretty Woman. The cast came back to film Runaway Bride and the leading male-female roles were played by Gere and Roberts.

Not Breaking The Vow (Technically)


Although the movie did not do as well as Pretty Woman, the cast really loved getting back together to work on a project.

37. Choosing Julia Roberts As Vivian

We told you how much convincing it took to make Gere take the role of Edward, but it wasn’t the same in the case of Julia Roberts. Although she wanted to play the role from the get-go, the producers were considering other actresses. Even they had made a list of some of the prominent actresses of the industry, but it was Garry Marshall who convinced everyone to go with Roberts.

Choosing Julia Roberts As Vivian


Some of the actresses producers had already considered for the role were Sarah Jessica Parker and Sandra Bullock – both of them turned down the role. All’s well that ends well.

38. Richard Gere Wanted His Character to Be Restless

We all know how good an actor Richard Gere is and he is always trying hard to make his character more believable and relatable. That’s why he moved around a lot during his scenes so that his character would seem restless.

Richard Gere Wanted His Character to Be Restless

The director noticed it after two days of filming and told the actor not to move around between takes. Who knows why Gere wanted to give this particular trait to his character.

39. Earthquake Changed Filming Plans

There is one scene where Edward takes the gorgeous Vivian to the opera and we see her in the most expensive clothing. The filming of the scene was supposed to take place in San Francisco.

Earthquake Changed Filming Plans

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But a 6.9 magnitude earthquake which killed 67 people and caused $5 billion worth of damage changed the filming plans. Instead, the entire crew filmed the scene at the University of Southern California’s history museum.

40. There was One Major Continuity Error

Although movies have a lot of bloopers and continuity mistakes (because humans make them), it still takes a sharp eye to notice any of them. In Pretty Woman, there was one mistake that almost anyone who saw the film immediately noticed.

There was One Major Continuity Error


We notice that Vivian was eating a croissant at breakfast and asks Edward what he does for a living. As the camera cuts away from Julia and returns to her, we can notice a pancake in her hands. Well, it was a big mistake and the only possible explanation is that she ate the croissant during the shot.

41. When Vivian Strutted

According to Richard Gere, one of his most favorite scenes of filming was watching Roberts strut the stuff as Vivian and walk down Rodeo Drive and how can we ever forget those stunning thigh-high boots.

When Vivian Strutted


The actor also claimed, “That was fun for everyone” and added that the actress was “all about the legs.”

42. Childhood Dream Coming True

There is one scene in which Vivian tells Edward about how as a child she would pretend to be a princess who was “trapped in a tower by a wicked queen. And then suddenly this knight… on a white horse with these colors flying would come charging up and draw his sword. And I would wave. And he would climb up the tower and rescue me.”

Childhood Dream Coming True


Well, when the scene was filmed, there was still no confirmed ending of the movie and in the end, Vivian did get an ending she always wanted.

43. Not Making The Same Mistake Again

When the director offered the role of Edward to Richard Gere numerous times, he started to weigh up all his options and that’s when something came to his mind. In 1986, the actor was offered the role of corporate raider Gordon Gekko in the hit movie Wall Street.

Not Making The Same Mistake Again

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As Gere declined the offer, Michael Douglas accepted it. The movie was well-received by the critics and the audiences and Douglas won an Academy Award for Best Actor. That’s one the reason why Gere didn’t decline the offer…Thank God!

Funny Online Shopping Misfortunes That People Had To Share

Ashley Lez

This article was originally published on Kueez

For some of us, online shopping has completely replaced the need to step out of our homes and into the mall. But buying on the internet is always a risk because some products look too good to be true for the listed price. These people ordered items online, and what they got was so awful they had to post it. Continue reading to see and consider yourself warned.

Instead Of Wrapping Paper, She Received A Poster With Her Face

This girl ordered wrapping paper with her face on it as a joke, and instead, she received a massive poster with four pictures of her face. Sometimes you get exactly what you want when you least expect it. 

Instead Of Wrapping Paper, She Received A Poster With Her Face


She doesn’t seem too upset about receiving the wrong product. The employees at the printing company probably got a good laugh about this order. 

A Museum Is Missing One Of Their Dinosaur Bones

When you are ordering treats online, always check the size, or else you teacup-sized dog will end up with a bone from a dinosaur. The dog probably still enjoyed it, but they had to stay in that one spot to chew on it. 

A Museum Is Missing One Of Their Dinosaur Bones


This bone looks like it could have been a prop from The Flinstones. What size dog was this made for? We can imagine that only Clifford would be able to carry this.

When Will People Learn Not To Order “Designer” Dresses From China

After seeing so many women post pictures of their dress fails from sketchy online sights, you would think people would be more cautious. This woman’s dress looks nothing like the one that was pictured. 

When Will People Learn Not To Order "Designer" Dresses From China


The product photo was most likely from the designer’s website, and the knockoff brand found it on Pinterest to use for their own website. 

She Ordered a Cupcake Ring, But Got A Silver Toilet Seat Instead

This woman wanted to order cupcakes for her sister’s engagement party, so she brought the left photo to the bakery at Walmart. They obviously did not understand what she wanted because they gave her something that looked nothing like the photo. 

She Ordered a Cupcake Ring, But Got A Silver Toilet Seat Instead


This looks more like she found the inspiration on Pinterest and attempted to make it herself, not as if she went to an actual bakery. Instead of beautiful rose cupcakes, her sister gets something between a tire and a toilet seat. 

That Is Not Family Friendly

They must have added another book to the classic children’s series, “Frog and Toad.” Instead of the classics like “Frog and Toad Are Friends,” or “Frog and Toad Together,” they changed the title to “Frog and Toad F*ck the Police.” 

That Is Not Family Friendly


That is highly inappropriate for children, and the seller probably thought it was funny, but parents won’t. We don’t know why the frogs hate the police so much, but they don’t have to advertise it. 

When Your Cat Is Too Fat For The Large Sized Bed

Although this cat knew he would not fit inside the Christmas tree bed, he gave it his best effort because there was an opening, and he had to explore. Now they can say their cat is stuck in a tree.  

When Your Cat Is Too Fat For The Large Sized Bed


This cat’s self-confidence is going to take a major hit because of the missized bed, and even though it is counterproductive, he will find solace in his food. He tried his best, but only his head made it inside. 

Whatever You Do, Don’t Order The $20 Prom Dress

Each year prom season rolls around, and there is always that one person who orders their dress from a sketchy website only to receive something like this. No matter how many times people post their dress fails, people still have hope that their dress will look like the picture they saw online. 

Whatever You Do, Don't Order The $20 Prom Dress


What is with companies adding weird white cups under mesh tops? Did the manufacturer think that it would look beautiful or expensive? These cheap dresses are mind-boggling. 

Super Discreet

When you think you are being sneaky about buying toys online, think again. This package was marked in large letters so everyone would see what was inside the package. 

Super Discreet


It almost seems like the company did that on purpose just to embarrass the person who ordered it. Those sales should remain private because that is an intimate thing to order. 

Even The Dog Is Unimpressed With The Dress

According to this website, an extra-large is the same size that a french bulldog would wear. Maybe they swapped it with an infant XL because there isn’t an adult that would fit into this dress. 

Even The Dog Is Unimpressed With The Dress


Apparently, you have to order about six sizes up for it to be relatively close to your size. It is one thing for the dress to fit, but not look like the photo, but it is unacceptable for something to be horribly missized. 

After 10 Years, The Package Arrived

This person ordered a 2009 cookbook on November 4, 2009. It then took ten years to arrive with USPS. Why would a cookbook take ten years to ship? We are just as shocked as her that she even got it after all those years!

After 10 Years, The Package Arrived


Does this person even want the cookbook after a decade of waiting for it? The recipes must be slightly outdated, but it is also cool to see if the cooking has changed over ten years. 

Not Even Close

This is not even close to looking similar to the photo. Where are the jewels, and why is it a completely different color from the one that is advertised? Unless you are ordering from a department store or a reputable brand, you can expect to receive something like this. 

Not Even Close


Seriously, if you learn anything from this, it should be that you should never order from a shady website that offers designer-like dresses for dirt cheap prices. Well-made gowns aren’t going to cost $20. 

Looks More Like A DIY Fail

After waiting six months for back order, this person finally got their package from West Elm, and it looked nothing like the product photo. What they received looks more like someone had been watching some wood and epoxy videos and attempted to make something for the first time. 

Looks More Like A DIY Fail


If we received this in the mail after waiting for that long, we would be very upset as well. Come on, West Elm, you can do so much better than that. 

A Pennywise Costume That Will Scare You More Than The Movie

If you thought Pennywise was frightening, then check out this creepy morph suit that was bought online. Even Pennywise himself would be frightened by this costume. 

A Pennywise Costume That Will Scare You More Than The Movie


Hopefully, they didn’t let their child wear this out of the house because he would scare all the children and adults for miles around. It’s almost as if Marilyn Manson and Bozo the Clown had a love child. 

Somewhere In The World A Horse Is Missing His Teeth

There are many reasons you should never buy veneers online, and this is a perfect example of what you will most likely get in the mail. The biggest problem with ordering online is that not every mouth is the same size, and they have to be fitted to your teeth. 

Somewhere In The World A Horse Is Missing His Teeth


To be totally fair, they are exactly like the teeth in the picture, but they don’t fit his mouth, which is why it looks so weird. If you order teeth online, you can’t have high expectations that they will look good. 

Either He Has A Big Head Or That Is A Small Wall And Bed

His friend bought him the tapestry pictured on the left, and it must have been made for a dollhouse bedroom because it was only big enough to fit his head like a bandana. 

Either He Has A Big Head Or That Is A Small Wall And Bed


Let’s all hope his friend didn’t pay the price of a tapestry only to get a bandana that should cost a quarter of the price. This would be a perfect gift for Captain Jack Sparrow. 

Muscle Dresses Are The Latest Fashion Trend

This guy has been putting the work at the gym, so why not show that off with a muscle tank. When his tank top came in the mail, he couldn’t wait to try it on, but something was clearly off about it. 

Muscle Dresses Are The Latest Fashion Trend

When he tried it on, he realized it was more of a bodycon dress rather than a muscle tank top. Maybe he has a girlfriend who would want this, so it doesn’t go to waste. It does flatter his body, however. 

Wet Wipes For A Mouse

That must be a sick joke because who would make a packet of wipes that small? Who are these made for? The only possible explanation for these is if they were made as a gag gift or a prop.  

Wet Wipes For A Mouse


Logically, the person should have double-checked the dimensions, but like any normal human, she assumed Wet Wipes only came in one size. 

One Sock Is Her Boyfriend’s Face, The Other Is Some Random Man They Don’t Know

When you get a custom order from a company, your biggest hope is that it comes out exactly like your vision. This person though the custom socks they ordered would look like the ones on the website, but they did not get what they ordered. 

One Sock Is Her Boyfriend's Face, The Other Is Some Random Man They Don't Know


While one sock looks like what they had initially ordered, the other sock is some random man they have never met before. Somewhere there is a person who has the matching sock. 

Normal Bulbasaur Vs Bulbasaur On Acid

This man was so excited to surprise his wife with a cute figure for the fall time plants, so he ordered this Bulbasaur plant holder. He waited 20 days for it to arrive, and he could not believe what he was sent. 

Normal Bulbasaur Vs Bulbasaur On Acid


The figure he ordered looks like Bulbasaur took some drugs. This man is definitely being trolled by the company he ordered from. Why else would someone try to pass that off as the product that is pictured? 

Sometimes It’s Not The Products Fault

First of all, who would order these in the first place? The only person who would want these is someone who named their own private parts, “the Wolf.” These briefs are a disgrace to wolves everywhere. 

Sometimes It's Not The Products Fault


However, in this situation, it is not the fault of the sender because it really depends on what is inside. Now everyone is as well endowed as the product model, and that’s why people should avoid these. 

Just Slightly Distorted

When you buy cheap mirrors online, you can’t really expect much from them. This guy got the most distorted mirrors we have ever seen, and they turned him into the sloth from Ice Age​. 

Just Slightly Distorted


Instead of having an accurate way to look at himself, he has a carnival fun mirror to laugh at each time he walks past; great idea, but failed execution. 

What She Got Is Low Key Not That Bad

In our honest opinion, the shirt she received is so much better than the one she ordered beside the spelling mistake. The cherubs with machine guns are edgier than the basic one she wanted. 

What She Got Is Low Key Not That Bad


While the idea of the left shirt is cute, she should be glad she got an upgrade. The spelling mistake is also easily fixable with a steamer and some matching iron-on letters. 

Probably Should Have Read The Dimensions

Can you imagine thinking you are receiving a wooden bench in the mail only have this dollhouse chair delivered to your door? To be fair, she should have read the dimensions because the picture looks small as well.  

Probably Should Have Read The Dimensions


She got an A for effort when she tried to sit on it. She might as well put in maximum effort to make it work. Although we doubt she is going to keep this except to tell a funny story. 

What Could Go Wrong When You Order A Silicone Mask Online?

We aren’t exactly sure what possessed this person to purchase this mask in the first place, considering how scary looking the original is, but they did not receive what they ordered. 

What Could Go Wrong When You Order A Silicone Mask Online?


The mask on the left is reminiscent of Mrs.Doubtfire dropping her mask out the window, and it gets run over by a truck. Either way, it is pretty scary, and if you want something that is high quality, you have to do the research. 

They Must Have Forgotten To Say It Was DIY

Here is a pro tip for online shopping: don’t get wine drunk and buy a cactus cat scratcher from an Instagram ad. This woman learned her lesson when two bags of rope showed up at her house two months after she drunkenly ordered this product. 

They Must Have Forgotten To Say It Was DIY


The package didn’t even include instructions, a base, or a packing slip. She must have been too far gone to realize the ad said that it was a DIY project, and not everything was included. 

Never Believe Product Photos

PSA: Lukalula Maternity is an online scam, and they stole the left photo from someone’s maternity shoot off of Facebook. The woman who received the bad dress posted this on Facebook, and the person in the product photo replied that the company stole her photo. 

Never Believe Product Photos


The woman who ordered the dress felt horrible because she was 26 weeks pregnant, and the dress made her feel like a whale. Hopefully, she found something else to wear for her maternity shoot. 

How Do You Mess Up Assembling Headphones?

Online shopping always amazes us. In what world is this acceptable, and who was the person to manufacture headphones like this. Who would think that the jack should be next to one of the earbuds? 

How Do You Mess Up Assembling Headphones?


Although these are probably still functional, it would still be irritating to have to hold your phone so close to your head. It’s not like most phones have a headphone jack these days, so it doesn’t matter. 

For A Giant’s Ears

Word to the wise, never buy anything from Wish.com unless there are plenty of photo reviews, and the product is Wish approved. This person thought they could buy real discounted Airpods on Wish, and they were shocked when their package arrived. 

For A Giant's Ears


Instead of anything resembling a pair of wireless headphones, the person got two white showerheads. How do sellers get away with sending something that is not even relatively close to the product photo? 

When You Get A Piece Of Mesh With The Pattern Printed Instead Of What Was Pictured

When this person saw the knitted sweater online, she had to order it because it looked so pretty. Unfortunately, she was disappointed when it arrived because it was not even close to the picture. 

When You Get A Piece Of Mesh With The Pattern Printed Instead Of What Was Pictured


The “sweater” she received in the mail was a mesh fabric with the pattern printed on it. Our skin is getting itchy just from looking at the jacket she got in the mail. 

Not Exactly Sure How This Is Purifying Air

This person purchased an “air purifier,” but when they looked inside, they realized it had no actual purpose besides a blinking red and green light. Maybe it has a placebo effect because of the lights. 

Not Exactly Sure How This Is Purifying Air


We wonder how long it took this person to realize their air purifier was fake and served no actual purpose. The only use for this is to hide stuff inside so robbers won’t take your valuables. 

$150 For A Rug Made For A Dog

A group of friends pitched in to buy a friend this $150 rug for her birthday, and they could not believe they paid so much for a carpet that was meant for a dog. 

$150 For A Rug Made For A Dog


It is always important to check the listed dimensions, but when you are paying $150, you almost assume it is going to be bigger than this tiny thing. 

More Like A Bank Robbing Tool

When you think you are ordering a cute winter hat that will keep your head warm, but it turns out that Wish wants you to rob banks. All they have to do is cut eye and mouth holes, and it could be a ski mask or something for Halloween. 

More Like A Bank Robbing Tool


Someone literally pulled the wool over their head, and they got scammed. We aren’t sure what Wish.com’s return policy is, but we doubt that it is easy to return their horrible products. 

When The Listed Price is $2.50, You Should Know It Is Not Legit

This person was so excited when they found a When Harry Met Sally record for $2.50 on eBay, but they were confused when a small package arrived. After opening it, they realized why the album was so inexpensive. 

When The Listed Price is $2.50, You Should Know It Is Not Legit


This would go nicely in the dollhouse with the miniature bench and Wet Wipes. Is there a mini record player that is supposed to come with it because that would be more fun. 

Might As Well Sleep In The Forest

This person ordered a bed frame online, and the thing forgot to include a disclaimer saying, “some assembly required.” They have to stain it and set up the canopy for it to look like the one online. We hope they didn’t pay a ridiculous price for a board with sticks attached to it. 

Might As Well Sleep In The Forest


This looks more like a death trap than somewhere to sleep. Also, it’s funny that they added extra sticks instead of finding four thick branches like the product photo. 

Would You Rather Receive Your $850 Laptop Or 3 Jugs Of Juice

Grab your tissues because this is a sad story. This person saved for months to purchase a new laptop, and when they received their order, it turned out to be Walmart’s brand juice instead of their $850 laptop. One of the bottles is even dented, the computer would for sure have been broken by the time it arrived. 

Would You Rather Receive Your $850 Laptop Or 3 Jugs Of Juice


Hopefully, they were able to take this to Walmart and get their money back or the original laptop they ordered. We would be so angry if this showed up instead of what we purchased. It seems you can’t even trust big brand names. 

Looks More Like Groot After A Heavy Drinking Session

As someone who is a massive Game of Thrones fan, this person was excited to receive their Night King mask from eBay. Unfortunately, they received this distorted version that looks nothing like the photo or the character. 

Looks More Like Groot After A Heavy Drinking Session


They could put a blue plastic bag with eye holes over their head, and it would look ten times better than this latex mess. Never trust random people online to sell you exactly what they are advertising. 

Time To Start Your Cover Band

To anyone who is a Black Sabbath fan, this hat is a disgrace because it now says, “Black Sabbitch.” That is a disgrace to the band, but it wasn’t a great hat to begin with, so they could wear it ironically. 

Time To Start Your Cover Band


When you try to purchase a cheap-looking hat from Amazon, you can’t have high expectations that it will look nice when it arrives in the mail. If you start with low standards, you have lower chances of being disappointed. 

Amazon Is Scamming People With These Tiny Toilet Paper Rolls

When everyone started panic buying toilet paper, some people turned to the internet to purchase it because stores were sold out. This woman paid twice as much, and it took two months to arrive. These rolls are a quarter of the size of a regular roll. 

Amazon Is Scamming People With These Tiny Toilet Paper Rolls


Maybe they can combine two of the rolls to make one normal-sized roll. The cardboard holder takes up more space than there is toilet paper. 

Looks Like Hades From Hercules

Targeted Facebook ads will get you to purchase things you never knew you needed, like this amethyst skull ring. You didn’t know you wanted it, but Facebook convinced you that you should order it, but the person received something different. 

Looks Like Hades From Hercules


While the pictured ring looks more like a marble or stone-like ring with crystals on top, the ring that arrived is something that you could get for a quarter at the grocery store vending machines. 

Someone Got Hungry Before They Shipped

As these nuts were being packed up, someone in the distribution center was hungry for a snack and thought no one would notice. When they say, “product may settle during transit,” we didn’t know they meant “settle in someone’s belly.”

Someone Got Hungry Before They Shipped


To be fair, the person should have checked out the reviews because this product only has 2.5 stars when the suggested product has almost five stars. You should always read reviews on Amazon before purchasing. 

Basically Just A Piece Of Fabric

As the great Derek Barry once said, “there’s a seam here and a seam here.” Apparently, having seams on a piece of mesh makes it qualify as a well-constructed garment in some people’s minds. The person thought they were getting a great deal on this gorgeous dress and ended up with something much different. 

Basically Just A Piece Of Fabric


The photo on the left is actually a very expensive and popular bridal gown. Unfortunately, if you want a quality garment that was made with integrity, you have to pay a high price for the designer’s time and effort. 

Doll-Sized Face Mask

If cats or chihuahuas used sheet masks, this would be the perfect size for them. You can see the disappointment on her face, but at least that small patch of skin will be clear and glowing. 

Doll-Sized Face Mask

We can’t imagine what purpose a little face mask serves and why someone would sell it. Do they expect you to stretch it out? We are just as puzzled as you.


The description on Amazon forgot to mention that the child is included with the order. Why would anyone want a cute dinosaur pillow when they could get a pillowcase with a photo of a child sleeping on the pillow they wanted? 


Amazon could claim that it is exactly what they advertised, but who would want to sleep on a photo of a child sleeping? That is just too bizarre for words. 

Some Assembly Required

This woman made the tragic mistake of ordering something from Wish.com. As we have seen, it usually does not turn out well, and she now understands that struggle. The knitted blanket she ordered came as one giant ball of yarn. 

Some Assembly Required

Does Wish.com expect people to assemble everything they order? Why doesn’t anything come put together or look like the pictures on the website? We have so many questions. 

Try Adding Hot Water, Maybe The Design Will Disappear

When this person ordered a heat-sensitive mug that changes designs when hot water is added got what the literal product photo on a cup, which is not what they expected. Obviously, the title of the product wasn’t descriptive enough. 

Try Adding Hot Water, Maybe The Design Will Disappear

Even things that seem reasonably priced cannot be trusted these days. You just have to expect that everything will be the opposite of what you see online. 

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