EVER felt miffed to discover you fit into a size 10 in one high street shop only to discover you can’t zip up the same size elsewhere?
We have some good news: you’re not imagining things and your body isn’t changing measurements between shops.
TikTok user Sophie Shakeshaft tried on several pairs of size UK 12 jeans from different shops in a viral videoCredit: tiktok / @sophieshakeshaft
She bought exactly the same size but the measurements appear to differ greatly between storesCredit: tiktok / @sophieshakeshaft
In fact, one TikTok user proved all our fave high street and online retailers have slightly different measurements.
Sophie Shakeshaft modelled all her size 12 trousers in one video, setting out to prove we shouldn’t look for validation in clothes sizes.
In the clip, Sophie tries on trousers from Topshop, ASOS, Pretty Little Thing and Boohoo, all of which are a size 12 and fit her body in completely different ways.
First, she wears ASOS Tall lilac jogging bottoms, which fit like a glove.
But the vey next shots shows Sophie in Boohoo jeans and a pair of Topshop leather trousers, both in a size 12, one of which is far too large and the other too small.
Sophie explained she posted the video to prove to women that sizes mean less than we thinkCredit: tiktok / @sophieshakeshaft
Pretty Little Thing’s size 12 trousers are a good fit on the tall blonde, while ASOS mom jeans come up large on the waist.
Sophie concludes the video by telling viewers: “Notice mu body didn’t change size once during this video!
“Don’t put value on your clothes size babygirl.”
The 21-year-old’s video has received an outpouring of support online, racking up more than 39,000 likes and hundreds of comments.
One viewers commented: “This made me feel so much better, thank you so much for making this.”
A second said: “I needed this. Going to start buying the size that fits best in that piece of clothing. I would normally feel paranoid if my usual size doesn’t fit me. “
She ends by urging women not to base their value on their clothes sizeCredit: tiktok / @sophieshakeshaft
Sophie replied to the comment saying: Yes to this! Comfort is key – no one can see the label and the label doesn’t matter!”
Someone else chimed in: “I HATE shopping for jeans. It’s so stressful and makes me so sad. I literally own one pair of jeans.”
And another commented: “This changes everything, I need to start ordering multiple sizes for the perfect fit, instead of paying ‘my size’ will fit.”
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