Ordering dresses online and then expecting them to fit. You’ve seen the Nick Park animation The Wrong Trousers? Well this is the female equivalent:
Karen Smith of Scotland commented:
TBF the dresses aren’t that bad. It doesn’t help that the girls who bought the dresses have the posture of a sack of potatoes, plus they’re slightly larger/ bigger build/ shorter than the size 6 models in the advertising photoshoots.
Some dresses need to be taken in a bit or shortened, but again, the dresses used on the models have been tailored to their shape.
Doesn’t help that the models have had a professional photoshoot, with plenty of lighting and certain camera compositions used on them also.
All these things make a difference as to how a dress (or whatever) looks as well. It’s an illusion. A fine example of Expectation Vs Reality at play. People need to imagine what the dress would look like on themselves, not a size 6 model.