Women everywhere know the pain of clothes shopping – especially when every shop seems to follow its own rules when it comes to sizing.
And while most people can fluctuate between a size or two, one TikTok user has discovered Primark shorts require her to go up a frustrating THREE sizes just to get the waistband over her bum.
Size 10 woman blows up Primark After struggling to fit in a pair of size 14 denim shorts, she surpassed that “s *** sizing”.
Chloe-Mae Anderson-Maguire bought a size 14 “tapered mama shorts” but couldn’t press the button.
In a TikTok video that showed her failing to get the size 14 jeans over her bum, she wrote: “WTF Primark, I’m a size 10.”
And she captioned the clip: “I’m bloated but still! I refuse to buy a 16.”
The video has received over 14,000 likes since it was uploaded in June, with many commenters admitting they have faced similar issues with sizing.
One wrote: “I have 3 pairs of Primark jeans in sizes 6, 8, and 10! They’re all the exact same size??”
The 21-year-old refused to try a larger size in protest.
She posted a fitting video on TikTok, stating:There is a feeling of fullness, but still! I refuse to buy 16.
In the clip, Chloe is wearing shorts but struggling to pull them over her ass.
“What a f *** Primark I’m size 10” said the shopper.
She shows the front and side views in front of the camera, giving the camera another shuffle, but still not upset.
While others questioned why Chloe-Mae was refusing to buy a 16, as they told her there was nothing wrong with being a larger size.
The woman then responded to insist she has no issue with bigger sizes but doesn’t want to support Primark’s “s**t sizing”.
She said: “I don’t have an issue with bigger sizes, I just refuse to support a brand that cause so many people to feel this way.
Chloe-Mae received a series of comments after posting the video in June.
She writes: “The size of the stores is so different that we don’t know the size and it causes body dysmorphic disorders and eating disorders for many people.
“I feel there should be a standard, so instead of choosing multiple sizes and expecting one to fit, go to the store and pick up the clothes to see if they fit or fit. Should be possible. “”
Some shared similar experiences and agreed that they had previously had the wrong sizing.
After posting the video in June, Ms Anderson-Maguire was met with a flood of supportive comments about her ordeal.
Responding to the messages, she wrote: “It is a huge issue that stores vary their sizes so much as we don’t know what size we are and cause body dysmorphia and eating disorders to many people.
“I just feel like there should be standards and we should be able to go into a shop and pick up an item of clothes and know it fits – or is close to fitting – instead of having to pick up multiple sizes and hope one fits.”
Some shared similar experiences and agreed mis-sizing had happened to them before.
One comment: “I bought size 16 trousers that are the same size as the size 12 new look.”
Second post: “Girl, I’m size 10 most of the time, size 14 is perfect for me! The Primark size has disappeared recently!”
But some said she was exaggerating by boycotting Primark and she wasn’t “really size 10”.
“We all need to increase the size for a particular store! There’s nothing wrong with being size 16,” another viewer added. Greater? “
Another added: “No you’re not really a size, why pretending to be a smaller size when you’re bigger?”
Ms Anderson-Maguire hit back by posting new videos, saying: “Just because one manufacturer can’t get their sizing right does not mean you aren’t that size.”
A Primark spokesperson said: “We welcome customer feedback and always encourage customers to get in touch with us if they have any concerns. The fit of our clothing is really important to us and our measurements are in line with Size UK Data. We are proud to offer a diverse range of sizing for our customers, with our denim jeans available from size UK 4 to UK 22.”
Chloe counterattacked the disliked person and posted a new video. “Just because a manufacturer can’t set the size correctly doesn’t mean you’re not that size.”