Oh Zara! How we would LOVE to love you, but you make it so hard to when you only seem to want to sell to skinny people.
I went shopping researching for blogposts in Zara this week and was, as usual, amazed at the range of fabulous clothes. My eye was caught by the lace cut out trousers below, the perfect holiday capri, imagine them worn with a long linen shirt in navy or maybe a crisp white cotton poplin tunic, long enough to cover to mid thigh and look supremely elegant with flat leather sandals.. I grabbed a pair in medium and headed to the changing rooms.
I am a biggish size 12 with narrow hips and I couldn’t even start to get the zip closed on these, I am clearly TOO FAT for a Zara medium. No problem, I’ll buy the large, or even the extra large if needed, I don’t care. But these trousers are not to be worn by anyone over a UK size 10 it would appear, as there is no large made. No large? what’s that all about Zara?
So, tipped off by the lovely Dinah Hall, I move onto the floral T shirt above, with its beautiful botanical print front and linen jersey back, it’s a perfect smart summer T shirt to wear over skirts. This does come in a large, but guess what? it’s sold out in that size. hardly a surprise since very little comes in large it would seem.
Is it me? Has everyone out there suddenly lost weight or has Zara gone all sizest?
I’ve bought plenty of things here before in a size 12 and fitted them fine. If I could squeeze into the clothes, I’d be boycotting Zara in protest. As it is I’ll just have to make my own lace capri pants this sumer, they don’t look that difficult. Now, where’s my sewing machine….