Shopper slams Boohoo after size 14 trousers barely fit her thigh

Shopper slams Boohoo after size 14 trousers barely fit her thigh

Shopper, 19, slams Boohoo over size 14 trousers she couldn’t get over her THIGHS – and accuses retailer of setting unattainable body standards for ‘young, impressionable girls’

  • Ellie, 19, from Yorkshire, ordered a pair of size 14 trousers from Boohoo
  • The shopper usually slips into the size and felt confident they would fit 
  • However when they arrived she couldn’t get the garment over her thighs  
  • She criticised Boohoo and accused it of setting unattainable body standards 

A shopper has criticised Boohoo after she bought size 14 trousers that barely fit around one of her thighs.

Student Ellie Bewick, 19, from Yorkshire, usually slips into a size 14 ordered the black £30 trousers in a large – the retailer’s equivalent of a size 14-16 – confident that they would fit. 

However when they arrived she was shocked to discover the waistband was so small it barely fit around one of her thighs.

Shopper Ellie, from Yorkshire, criticised Boohoo for its sizing after buying a size 14 pair of trousers that barely fit around one of her thighs, pictured 

Ellie had ordered these baggy fit trousers and felt confident they would fit in a size 14 

Ellie, pictured, was shocked to discover there was so little material that she could only pull the trouser up one of her legs

Ellie said: ‘When I took them out of the bag, my mum questioned whether I had picked up the right size or not because they were so small.’ 


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The customer took to Twitter to call out the retailer, accusing it of setting unattainable body standards for ‘young, impressionable’ girls.

She wrote: ‘If you think this is in ANY way, shape or form a size 14 then you are actually delusional what kind of standards are you setting for young, impressionable girls when this absolute monstrosity barely fits round ONE of my thighs.’  

Ellie, pictured, took to Twitter to call out the retailer, accusing it of setting unattainable body standards for ‘young, impressionable’ girls

The waistband of the trousers was so small it barely fit over one of Ellie’s thighs, pictured

The black Chain Trim Cargo Trousers are designed to give a ‘relaxed’ silhouette, meaning they should be more forgiving than a slim or straight leg fit.  

Boohoo sizing information reveals their size 14-16 is the equivalent to a large and is designed for 31in-33in waist.

Ellie, who bought the trousers in September, has a 34in waist. 

The teenager believes all retailers should introduce standardised sizing and that a 34in waist is a realistic measurement for a size 14. 

The teenager, pictured, said she believed a size 14 should be standardised at a 34in waist

A number of retailers have been called out over the discrepancy in sizing in recent months, with many disappointed shoppers sharing snaps online. 

Ellie told how she  contacted Boohoo with her complaint and said the retailer was quick to offer her a refund. She was also given a £5 voucher to spend online.  

MailOnline has contacted Boohoo for comment.  

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