The wrong dress

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.

6 comments for “The wrong dress

  1. The Jannie
    December 17, 2017 at 10:06

    Been there, done that. I bought a jacket “extra large” from China, it not having occurred to me that an extra large Chinese person might not be as extra large as an extra large British person. It was worth it for the giggles, though, because when it arrived it only just met around my extra largeness. It was a very well made item, though and luckily I had a somewhat slimmer granddaughter who appreciated the gift.

    • December 17, 2017 at 10:50

      Similar in Italy. Equivalent to XL, my size here, was an M in our terms there. Skinny, those Italian men.

      • The Blocked Dwarf
        December 17, 2017 at 11:18

        Continental men have all apparently got shorter forearms than we British….probably something in the DNA. By their ulnas might ye know them. I got sick of having to order any jacket or shirt at least two sizes bigger than I needed just to be sure the sleeves would be long enough (and then pay a fortune to have the body taken in again by a seamstress).

        Of course I never wear my sleeves down, oh no; in true Don Jonson style they are Miami Viced into my elbows.

  2. Penseivat
    December 17, 2017 at 11:34

    Try being a size 10 English lady buying clothes in Thailand. My wife is horrified to have XXL labels in her T-shirts and dresses.

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