'It was such a dizzy, stupid thing to do': Girl who posted naked picture on eBay tells of her embarrassment after image goes viralAimi Jones posted pic of yellow dress on eBay, without noticing reflectionEye-catching dress fails to draw attention from her naked bottom halfShe re-posted the item, which attracted a bid of more than 153,000
19:38 GMT, 15 January 2013
13:40 GMT, 16 January 2013
An eBay seller last night revealed her horror at accidentally including a naked view of herself when she posted a picture of a dress for sale on the website.
Aimi Jones, 21, hung the mustard yellow skater dress by ASOS on her wardrobe door to photograph it for listing.
But she failed to notice her own reflection in the door mirror, camera in hand, and in just a black bra and no knickers.
The post soon went viral and now the blunder has sparked a flurry of fake eBay sale ads for the yellow dress with fictional characters accidentally making an appearance.
Mirror, mirror: Aimi Jones, from Oxfordshire, did not realise she had captured herself half-naked in a mirror when she snapped the dress to sell on eBay
Bit more demure: She re-listed the item on eBay
and this time covered up with a black coat. It has attracted bids of
153, 911 so far
One eBay user went to the added effort
of posting several pictures featuring James McAvoy in his role as Mr
Tumnus in the first Chronicles of Narnia film modelling the yellow dress
The original image and mock-ups have since been shared on Twitter with the hash tag #ebayyellowskaterdress.
Miss Jones, from Oxfordshire, told The Sun: 'It's so embarrassing. It is such a dizzy, stupid thing to do and now the whole world's seen me in the nude.
'I put it on eBay last Saturday morning and realised straight away so ended the sale. But what I didn't realise was that people could still it on the site.
'I reported it to eBay and they took it down, but by then it had gone viral. My boyfriend Andy thinks the whole thing is hilarious.'
Internet hit: Copycat hoaxers have posted their
own versions of the original eBay blunder – but this joke ad featuring
James McAvoy as Mr Tumnus in the first Chronicles of Narnia film only
attracted a top bid of 9.50
A dress for all occasions: The eBay user also helpfully posted a selection of pics of Mr Tumnus showing the dress off in a variety of locations
The new listing read: 'Asos yellow skater dress size 10, 2nd time round!! a MUST HAVE!!
'As seen by thousands. Never worn naked. Needs a good home.'
Bizarrely the listing caused a stir among eBay users. Originally listed at 15.99, the dress has received more than 130 bids and reached more than 153,000.
The picture brought mixed reaction on internet forums. One user commented: 'It is a shocking dress'.
Miss Jones, who has the user ID
sugart*t-2, relisted the dress with a similarly-posed picture but this
time covered up in a dark Nike top.
Very versatile: It appears even fictional fauns can pull off the yellow skater dress with ease
Joker: Another hoax ad featured a slightly bigger seller reflected in the mirror but it didn't manage to attract any bids