It is the reality of the seller.
The perfect body in the pictures is being sold while any imperfection may mean difficulty finding a buyer.
In a video posted this month on @bucktooth_HQ’s Tiktok, one woman said she could not only create or break a bank account – but morale as well.
Bucktooth, an antique reseller, offers their products on Depop, an online marketplace in London where people can buy or sell fashion.
Shop_Bucktooth shares the story of a blue velvet dress that no one seemed to want and why she thought it was hard to sell.
“Having a body on Depop is really stressful and that comes from a size 8 person,” she says in the video.
The creator says the product post is a photo someone else took, “rather than taking it into a self-timer myself until I had the chance to twist my body into the most perfect hourglass shape I could.”
“No interest has been sold,” she adds.
Moments later, she shared a photo of her refreshingly in the same dress in different poses using the self-timer.
“It got a bunch of likes and pretty much sold out instantly,” she says.
It might be the background or other circumstances, she adds, but that happens over and over again. If her body doesn’t look perfect in a piece of clothing, people don’t want it to themselves.
“I’m just tired,” she adds.
“The worst thing is when someone asks me to design something because I know the moment I do it, they won’t be interested anymore,” wrote one woman in the comments section, which the creator loved.
Another commenter adds, “That’s right, even if we don’t think about it, the way the model looks really affects us when shopping in regular stores too.”
Others were quick to point out the quality of both photos.
One girl wrote, “I feel like you look the same in both pictures, but you can see the dress more in the second picture.”
“While I totally agree [with] What you’re saying there is a huge difference in quality + lighting in these two sets of photos,” adds another.
Regardless, the commentary video, “When Your Financial Success Depends Directly On Your Body Shape” seems to raise good points in the resale space and the retail space can relate perfectly to it.
Another commenter said: “100% real thing my friend and this girl had the same supplier and listed the same clothes.” “The other girl has the body of ‘Sexually Transmitted Beauty’ and she has sold.”
We’ve reached out to @Shop_Bucktooth for comment.
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*First Published: December 23, 2021, 8:25AM CST
Elizabeth Rose began her career chasing celebrities all over New York City. Now you get the inside scoop on TikTok stars and trends. A graduate of Columbia Journalism School, her work has been featured in ETOnline, New York Daily News, and InTouch Magazine.