Shopping on the High Street can often feel a little like playing a game of sizing roulette. It’s a familiar scenario most of us can relate to, but while some degree of size variation is to be expected, having to go up a whole four dress sizes? Eventually after trying on the dress in a size 20, four sizes up from her actual size, it finally fitted.
A designer has used Twitter to claim that retail giant Zara has been copying her designs without compensation or credit. Tuesday Bassen, based in Los Angeles, has worked with brands such as Adidas, Nike and Urban Outfitters - but tweeted that “@Zara consistently uses my work against my wishes and without any compensation”.
Last week, fashion brands, Boohoo, and ASOS were shamed by a blogger for charging £10 more for the plus-size version of a near identical dress. BeckyBedBug spotted the priced difference as she was browsing the ASOS website and called out the brands on Twitter asking why the dress which comes in sizes 6-16 was £25, while the plus size version in sizes starting at 18 was £35. “Why is your plus size version of this dress £10 more and got a longer insert??” another woman tweeted ASOS about a black mesh dress that cost £10 more in a size 16.