An image of a floor-length black couture gown that is being advertised as a "mother of the bride" dress has gone viral on Twitter.

While there is not set formula for what a mother of the bride dress should look like, this one certainly doesn't fit the mould, with social media users claiming it would be more appropriate for a revenge-thirsty villain in a Disney film.

Hence why tweets of the gown spread like wildfire after one user spotted it on online retailer Etsy.

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The dress, designed by couture bridal brand Tonena, is described as a "black mother of the bride dress" and features an open back, mesh oversized sleeves and a feathered skirt.

Rave Sashayad wrote a series of tweets poking fun at the idea of any mother of the bride wearing such a dress given the dramatic sartorial statement it would make.

"’DARling, did you forGET to inVITE your MOTHER????’-- me in this extremely normal mother-of-the-bride dress, slamming into my daughter's wedding mid-Mendelssohn while a lightning storm rages outside. the guests gasp in terror [sic],” she wrote in a tweet on Monday that has since garnered more than 18,000 likes.

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The post prompted a flurry of hilarious responses from other Twitter uses, all of whom rejoiced in creating fictional scenarios based on a mother of the bride arriving in the dress.

“If one of you wants to buy me this dress I will wear it to your wedding and play the villainous and possibly magical mother you want your fiancé to fear and avoid from then on,” wrote one person.

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