Oprah Gives Essence Cover Dress to a Fan Via Twitter

03/06/2014 at 04:11 PM ET

Oprah wedding dressCourtesy Essence

Have you ever looked at a celebrity wearing a beautiful dress on the cover of a magazine and thought to yourself, “I wish I could wear that dress!” So has Atlanta resident Brandi (aka Twitter user @snobaby28), though she took it a step further: She asked Oprah Winfrey if she could have the dress the megastar wore on the March cover of Essence. Even more surprising? Oprah said yes!

Brandi Tweeted at Winfrey about her love for the dress, joking “I know u won’t wear again.” Said Oprah, “You’re right, I won’t,” and directed Brandi to reach out to her assistant to get the exchange underway.

And because Oprah always delivers, a week later, the dress was in Brandi’s hands.

The Brian Rennie for Basler number has a structured bodice and a slightly ombré feathered and fringed skirt — perfect for a glamorous wedding, which Brandi seems to have in mind. “Oprah said the dress was special, but just too fussy and feathery for her to wear on the red carpet so we lucked out!” says editor in chief Vanessa Bush of the dress’s new life.

RELATED PHOTOS: See gorgeous celebrity gowns from all angles!

What do you think of Oprah’s generosity? Are you loving the dress? Let us know!

–Alex Apatoff

FILED UNDER: Celebs , Designers , Dresses
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nomoreimmigration on

Who cares? Ohpra Winfree is generous?? Not with her money, never with her money, but yes with other peoples money. Ohpra is a greedy tightwad.

guest on

how nice!

Lynn Sweet on

Not surprised she would give it to a black…

maci on

LOVE ! no matter how i feel about a celeb i am always glad when someone’s day is made like this. It takes literally nothing out of oprah, yet it surely but a huge smile on the recipient’s face. I hope she enjoys the new dress

nomoreimmigration on

I bet that Ohpra did not even pay a dime for this dress, and that somebody gave this dress to Ohpra for free. Ohpra gets everything for free and that is why she is called Ohpra Winfree!

nomoreimmigration on

I’m not surprised she would give it to a black either. I think Ohpra is a racist or reverse racist, and Ohpra has schools over in Africa too, lavish schools for blacks only. And she supported Obama over Hillary Clinton for president in 08, so you know color is more important to Ohpra than gender, and color more important than character. Shame on you Ohpra.

nomoreimmigration on

Ohpra is looking old and worn-out lately don’t you think?

Angela on

@nomoreimmigration, seriously? If you don’t like her, don’t read things about her and comment on them. BTW, trying to be all cute by “misspelling” her name and all that just makes you look uneducated.

racistsareeverywhere on

So what if she’s racist? She wouldn’t be the 1st racist on earth OR the last? What’s your point??? Were the whites that voted for Hilary racists? Were the blacks that voted for Obama racists? Was Oprah racist when she gave her mostly-white audience cars? Or holiday gifts year after year after year after..? If she is racist, who cares BUT she’s probably not: |

nomoreimmigration is an idiot on

To nomoreimmigration

Oprah is a generous kind woman who has been successful due to her drive and determination to succeed. She has worked hard for what she has. Go find some trolls and hang out together.

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