A 21-year-old who left her party dress in an old flame’s bedroom after a night of passion was stunned to spot another woman wearing it.
But rather than being her ex’s new girlfriend, the woman proudly modelling the little black dress was his mother.
Lillie Haines, 21, from Havant, Hampshire was ‘having a nose’ through the Facebook photos of Caroline Eastwood – mother of her ex-lover Sam – when she spotted her posing in an all-too familiar dress with mesh cutouts.
Lillie Haines, 21, (left) from Hampshire was ‘having a nose’ through Caroline Eastwood’s Facebook photos last week when she discovered her ex’s mum wearing a dress (right) she’d left behind at their house more than a year earlier. Left: Lillie wearing the dress
After spotting the dress Lillie took to Twitter to share her dismay – which quickly gathered attention
To prove the bizarre theft to her followers, Lillie shared side by side pictures of her and Caroline in the dress
The photo shows Caroline standing with one hand on her hip, wearing a pair of gold strappy heels and what Lillie believes to be the size 12 H&M dress she left in Sam’s bedroom in 2017.
After revealing her bizarre discovery on social media, Lillie has become embroiled in a war of words with Caroline – who appeared to admit to seizing the dress after thinking it belonged to one of her friends.
Caroline accused those who mocked her for the mix-up of being ‘jealous’ that she could pull off wearing a dress for a 20-year-old and ‘look better in it’.
Lillie said: ‘I was just having a nose through her [Caroline’s] Facebook the other day.
After revealing her bizarre discovery on social media, Lillie (pictured) has become embroiled in a war of words with Caroline
Lillie spotted the photos on Caroline Eastwood (pictured) Facebook, which she wore during a night drinking with friends
After Lillie’s tweet was shared on Facebook, Caroline hit back saying that she was just jealous
Caroline then called Lillie a ‘s**g’ and said she put the dress on a hot wash first
‘I just stumbled across it and saw she had uploaded a photo and I was like “‘that’s my dress”. I was just sat there thinking to myself “what the hell?”‘
‘I just had to laugh about it because I was in so much shock. It’s hilarious. I just can’t get my head around it.
‘[Since posting about it] I’ve had so many comments from people saying it’s so gross.
‘It’s embarrassing her [Caroline] commenting on it.
Lillie says she’s had loads of people contact her saying how funny it is, and that it’s ’embarrassing that Caroline is commenting’
Caroline said that she thought the dress was her friend’s not that it had been left by a stranger after a tryst with her son
‘She tried to say she found the dress and thought it was her friend’s, but she couldn’t have just seen it and thought “oh my friend must have left it in the laundry bin”.
‘She must have known. She obviously just found it and started wearing it.
‘It’s ridiculous her calling me a s**g. She’s wearing the dress of a girl her son has slept with.
Lillie said it’s ‘ridiculous’ that her Caroline called her a s**g as she is wearing the dress of a girl her son slept with
‘It’s like a boy coming round mine and me giving my dad his clothes.
‘She was saying sarcastically that she’d put it in the wash and give it back but I really don’t want that back. She has stretched it, I think.
‘She’ll probably keep it even after all of this. It wouldn’t surprise me if she puts up a photo over the weekend or whenever she next wears it.’
Lillie first posted about the dress ordeal on February 7 and her post has since received the attention of more than 3,000 people eager to find out more.
Lillie believes that Caroline (pictured) won’t return the dress and that she has ‘stretched it’
She wrote: ‘I sh****d someone and left my dress round theres, now their mum’s started wearing it on nights out, confused. [sic]’
But the real drama unfolded when Lillie’s pal shared her friend’s post on Facebook on February 9 and Caroline got wind of it.
Since then, the mum has posted a string of comments, admitting ‘that was me’ and accusing Lillie of being a ‘jealous s**g’.
Caroline accused Lillie (pictured) of being jealous and said ‘I am impressed I can wear a 19/20 yr old dress and look so much better in it!’
Caroline commented: ‘Oops that was me!! Jealousy is an ugly trait! Get over it girls. I am impressed I can wear a 19/20 yr old dress and look so much better in it!!
‘Imagine admitting on Facebook that you’re a s**g and just leave your clothes round a bloke’s house! Don’t worry sweetheart, I put it on a hot wash first.
‘If I had know it was hers I would have 100% chucked it!!!’
Not holding back, Caroline hit back: ‘Imagine admitting on Facebook that you’re a s**g and just leave your clothes round a bloke’s house!’
Lillie replied: ‘How’s that jealousy. Imagine wearing something your son sh****d in tho.’
And the carer’s pals were quick to come to her defence with some hilarious responses to Caroline’s comments.
Lacey Ryan said: ‘Come off it Caroline, I bet you snuck your way in that room and thieved it you mare. You had your eye on that dress the whole time.’
Lillie’s friends were quick to jump to her defence, saying of Caroline (pictured) ‘imagine actually being a grow women/mother trying to justify stealing a dress from her son’s bedroom’
And Emily Parfoot commented: ‘Imagine actually being a grow women/mother trying to justify stealing a dress from her son’s bedroom.
‘I’m dead mate. What a bunch of freaks.’
And when Lillie commented that she didn’t want the dress back, Caroline retorted: ‘Well stop going on about it then.’
Changing tune, Caroline did also attempt to justify her wearing the dress saying she believed it was her friend’s when she found it in their wash basket.
When Lillie commented that she didn’t want the dress back, Caroline retorted: ‘Well stop going on about it then you silly little b****.’
Caroline posted: ‘Listen we all take an opportunity when it arises.
‘Anyway* lets get down to the nitty gritty. This was a year and a half ago, I genuinely thought it was my friends dress that she had left here and EVERYONE has moved on. THE END!!’
Lillie’s pal Paige Emery retorted: ‘That was a beautiful bedtime story. Needs more dragons tho.’
On the night in 2017, Lillie had gone to Sam’s home after a night out, but left in the morning in his clothes
On that fateful night in 2017, Lillie had gone back to Sam’s home wearing said dress but left the next day in his jogging bottoms and dressing gown.
Despite missing the garment, Lillie says Caroline’s son moved out of his mum’s into his own place not long after, so she presumed she would never see her LBD again.
The full-time carer explained she was in a casual relationship with Caroline’s son until he started dating someone else.
Lillie was in a casual relationship with Caroline’s son until he started dating someone else
Lillie said: ‘We were together for a while kind of like friends with benefits.
‘I left my dress there and wore his clothes home. I still have his stuff actually.
‘He moved out of his mum’s house and into his own flat so I thought I would just leave it and then it appeared on Facebook.
‘I messaged him saying “Is your mum wearing my dress?’ and he said “It’s hers” but I told him that’s definitely my dress.
‘I had that dress for ages. I bought it for an occasion coming up to four years ago. I miss it. It was a really nice dress.’