Size eight online shopper horrified as dress barely fits over one leg

Kristine Tarbert
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Compare the pair. Photo: Twitter/Pretty Little Thing

Plenty of us are most probably a little too obsessed with online shopping. But it’s moments like these that help us remember that you can never replace having the opportunity to try before you buy.

A woman has taken to Twitter to share her hilarious online shopping fail, after ordering a size 8 dress from online retailer Pretty Little Thing.

Sharing an image of her new purchase online, she mused, “can just barely fit my leg in it, what a joke”.


The 21-year-old bought the $33 Black Mesh Ruched Dress, after seeing it fit the model almost perfectly on the website. But when she herself received the outfit, there was no such hope.

Photo: Twitter

Julia is not the first shopper to receive an ill-fitting dress from the same fashion website.

Back in February another shopper shared some photos of the ‘Black Strappy Mesh Ruched Midaxi Dress’ from Pretty Little Thing on Twitter.

She had also ordered the dress in a size 8 but revealed it “just about fits one thigh”.


Clothing size dilemma

It seems clothing sizes, whether from online outlets or physical retail stores, will forever cause us havoc.

Chloe Martin took to Twitter this week to highlight the sizing discrepancies between five different pairs of jeans, all sold as an AU size 12.

The 18-year-old from Glasgow, Scotland shared a photo of the pants, each visibly different.

“In case you’ve ever wondered why women get so frustrated with our clothing sizes,” she captioned the photo, adding, “every pair of jeans pictured is a size 12”.


Martin’s tweet rang true for thousands of women, racking up more than 100,000 retweets and more than 250,000 likes.

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