Roxanne and the three pairs of jeans (Picture: SWNS)
When Roxanne Stobbs opened her order from Boohoo, she thought she’d been sent the wrong size.
She’d bought three pairs of super skinny jeans, all in a size 16.
But when they arrived, she noticed a huge difference in the waist measurement between them.
One waist measurements was just 28in compared to the 35in waist of the largest pair.
The mum-of-two says it didn’t worry her but thinks it could have a negative impact on some women, as they could get upset when their usual size doesn’t fit.
The three pairs of jeans (Picture: Roxanne Stobbs / SWNS.COM)
The stay-at-home mum from Leeds says she won’t be ordering from Boohoo again because of the experience.
She said: ‘At first, when I opened the package and saw how different the sizes were, I thought they’d accidentally sent me someone else’s order.
‘But when I looked at the label and saw all the jeans were a size 16, I was in total shock – two of the pairs looked nothing like a size 16.
‘When I looked at them I just laughed because it was so ridiculous – I’m in a place in my life now where my weight doesn’t worry me.
‘But younger me would have been devastated by this – and I worry for the impact it might have on other young women.’
Roxanne placed her order on January 16 and it arrived three days later she was disappointed by the seemingly random sizing.
The mum to Francesca, three, and Isabelle, two, assumed they’ve given her the wrong size but on closer inspection, they were all labelled a size 16, she said.
All three were labelled as a size 16 (Picture: Roxanne Stobbs / SWNS.COM)
She said: ‘I’d expect variation in sizes from different retailers – but they’re all from the same retailer.
‘It just doesn’t make sense for them to be so drastically different.’
She held them against her mum’s size 10 jeans – and found her ‘size 16’ pair were even smaller.
Roxanne said Boohoo told her to return them when she complained.
She said: ‘Since I had my girls, I’ve realised my weight doesn’t determine my worth, and so size labels don’t bother me.
‘But in my teenage years and early twenties, this would have devastated me.
‘I suffered with depression, and a lot of that was down to my self-image – I would always believe I was fat when I was never more than a size 10.
‘This is how eating disorders begin – when women are made to feel like they’re not small enough.
‘But I hope when something like this happens, other young women realise their worth isn’t determined by a label.
‘I certainly won’t be shopping with Boohoo again.’
Boohoo did not respond to a request for comment.
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