Shopping for jeans can be a soul destroying task.
Once you figure out what style you’re after: straight, skinny, boyfriend, flared, cropped, ripped, maybe even asymmetric (???), you’re left to deal with an equally as confusing question: What size?
Because the likelihood of picking ‘your size’ off the shelf, trying them on and having them fit perfectly is… zero.
That just does not happen.
Nothing has presented this as accurately as a photo by Twitter user Chloe Martin, who shared an image of seven pairs of jeans.
Seven pairs of jeans that are all labelled size 12, but vary in size so dramatically it’d be comical if it didn’t make jean shopping such a god damn painful experience.
Incase you’ve ever wondered why women get so frustrated with our clothing sizes – every pair of jeans pictured, is a size 12 pic.twitter.com/V88JAPQZTI
— c (@chloemmx) March 8, 2019
Chloe followed up to say that bizarrely, the bottom pair of jeans fit her perfectly while the second pair from the top are too small – even though they appear bigger.
This makes precisely no sense and ugggh, what did we do to deserve this?
Her tweet clearly resonated because it quickly went viral, receiving more than 236k likes in three days.
That’s a heck of a lot of women with shopping horror stories to share.
I remember years ago a friend and I bought the same trousers from H&M in the same size. Mine were too big and hers were too small so we swapped! Ridiculous. I just want to go shopping and not take the same item to try on in 3 different sizes!
— Lindsay Dickinson (@L1nds) March 10, 2019