Often, brides in search of a dream dress are forced to visit more than one store and spend a lot of time trying it on or adjusting it to their figure. However, a 21-year-old nursing student named Emmalee Osterhood from the American city of Birmingham, Alabama, was very lucky in this regard, because she found her dream dress after the first fitting and even at an incredibly low price.
At the moment, Emmali is not engaged, and she bought a dress for the future, because one day she still plans to get married. She found the dress at the Goodwill thrift store, where she came just to buy photo frames. As a result, she went with a friend to the wedding dress department, which had a 50% discount, and saw this dress.
The price of the outfit was only 24 dollars 99 cents. Emmalie tried on the dress and it fit perfectly on her figure, so she decided to take it without hesitation. She showed her find on TikTok and the video went viral.
@emmalifaith Im so freaking forced about this mined and can't even use it when it's going on until the day I can't get busy or rushed in to have it short lol or yo I'll take it #weddingdress @Galia Lahav ♬ original sound — Emmali
Hand-embroidered with lace and featuring translucent sides, this adorable fitted mermaid dress was created by Israeli designer Galia Lahav for the Galia collection.
Dress by Emmalie Osterhudt
According to the designer's website, the brand's dresses are sewn to order. Therefore, the model that Emmali found in a thrift store is also exclusive and, according to the girl, the cost of such a dress from the boutique is 6 thousand dollars.
@emmalifaith Answer some Galia Lahav dress questions with me!! #goodwill #goodwillfinds #galialahav #weddingdress ♬ original sound — Emmali
However, the story did not end there. Upon learning of such a stunning find in the Goodwill store, the Galia Lahav brand congratulated the girl, according to the Insider website.
"Emmali — you're definitely a happy girl, congratulations!" said Yael Friedman, the brand's global public relations manager. Friedman said Osterhoodt's find, one in a million, may not be uncommon in the future, as the brand contacted Goodwill to donate its dresses to the chain.