The other day I did some online sales shopping in Dotty Ps and bought myself this lovely dress:
I’m a size 18 in most clothes but I always buy a size 20 in dresses because I have mahoosive shoulders. Collected the dress from the shop and took it to try it on. As you will notice from the picture, it has quite a tight waistband, which would probably have looked quite nice on me as it would flatter my figure. All good so far.
Here’s the problem:
When I went to try it on, I could’t get the waistband over my boobs. Took it off and tried stepping into it and couldn’t get the waistband over my bum. What kind of idiot designer makes a dress with an entirely inflexible waistband that won’t fit over someone who has the body shape that a dress in a size 20 requires? I tried many times, I even asked my friend to come in and pull it. It wasn’t going on. It really frustrated me, clearly they have no concept of sizing and it was such a pretty dress. It knocked my confidence a little too, until I realised that this was ENTIRELY THEIR FAULT. I’d bought a size bigger than I needed and I STILL COULDN’T GET IT ON. WHAT THE FUCK DOROTHY PERKINS??
I stomped my way back to the counter and demanded my money back. Waste of my time, the whole fiasco.