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ASOS criticised for labelling size 14 as extra large

The sizing guide for the item labelled a size 14 as XL (Picture: Getty, @MarinaOLoughlin/Twitter)

By Sunday Herald Team , in Fashion , at August 20, 2019

The sizing guide for the item labelled a size 14 as XL (Picture: Getty, @MarinaOLoughlin/Twitter)

Buying clothes from different stores can be a nightmare.

You can be a size 12 in one and a size 16 in another.

And when it comes to clothes labelled as small, medium and large, its hard to have any idea what sizes they might relate to.

After checking the size guide, people on Twitter were shocked to see ASOS labelling a size 14 as an XL.

Restaurant critic Marina OLoughlin posted the sizing help section showing that UK 6 was labelled as XS, UK 8 as a S, UK 10 as a M, UK 12 as L and finally UK 14 as XL.

She said: Dear ASOS – since when was a size 14 XL?

Dear @ASOS – since when was a size 14 'XL'??

— Marina O'Loughlin (@MarinaOLoughlin) August 19, 2019

Shoppers werent impressed, especially as the average UK woman is a size 16.



Janey said: A 12 is a large? F**k off, tell that to my 5 ft 10 beautiful thin friend.

Caroline Hirons added: Its a joke. I typed in XL on a website the other day and it offered me 12-14. F**k off. Im not 10.

Others said we really need to change the way we think about sizing.

Rana said: Letters/numbers get everyones pants in a twist.. I dont understand why they cant list sizes in measurements… it works for jeans, and for all mens clothing. But even so… it doesnt matter if you size is CALLED XL or XS. Your size is whatever fits.

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ASOS explained that they carry a range of third party brands, with different ways of sizing their clothes. Their own range goes up to a size 18 and their Curve range to a size 28.

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