If You Wear a Chinese Size Large, I Have Something for you.

A while ago I ordered four cute and very inexpensive dresses from a Chinese clothing website. Work was slow and work boredom often equals online shopping. Bad habit I need to break, I know.

Well finally, after nearly four weeks of waiting, they arrived. I was so excited, happily ripped the packages open and out fell my dresses. Except there was something wrong. They were missing fabric. It turns out Chinese sizes run small. Really small.

It’s not like I was unrealistic or overly hopeful: I ordered size large to be safe and the dresses looked to be about knee length on the models so I figured they would be a little longer on me since me since I’m 5’1. And I wasn’t expecting to look as good as the models either because models are long and limby and I am short and stout, like that teapot song. But I was assuming they would at least fit. I was wrong. If the dresses I ordered are size large, then I don’t want to see a size small. I couldn’t even get any of the dresses over ONE shoulder and my shoulders are the smallest part of my body.

So now I have four really tiny Chinese size large dresses that don’t even make it past my elbow. It’s ever so slightly depressing that there’s a place in the world where my newly acquired and completely useless doll dresses are considered size large. I guess next time I order something from a Chinese website I’ll have to go with their maternity line or order 10XL.

Let me know if you’re a Chinese size large. I have four dresses for you. But first you should know that in addition to being tiny, the dresses feel like they’re made of radioactive plastic or something. All this is from Rosegal.com. So don’t buy there unless you are really, really small.

This is basically a T-shirt, right?

This is basically a T-shirt, righ

 

 

This is the only one that made it over my head. Just to give you an idea of the length I'm dealing with...not exactly something one could wear out in public sans pants. There is no way this is knee length unless you are a really short broom stick!

This is the only one that made it over my head. Just to give you an idea of the length I’m dealing with…not exactly something one could wear out in public sans pants. There is no way this is knee length unless you are a really short broom stick!



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10 replies

  1. Ugh I know a girl who ordered all her bridemaids’ dresses from a similar company (with basically a no return policy)…..it did not end well.

  2. That sucks. I live in China now and can barely buy clothes here. Shoes – almost impossible. I’m 6’2” and wear an XL in the US. Here, I wear at least a XXXXXXL – no joke. That cute dress is probably a S/XS in the states – for those who are interested.

  3. I think the last one is super cute as a top! I’d keep it!

  4. my God!! that really sucks, those are more like kids sizes!

  5. Omg, this is so true. I am 0 in America but I have to wear medium in China when I come back home. If you are using Taobao, my suggestion would be talk with the saler. Give them your height and weight, let them pick it up for you. Good lucky for the next time

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