A mum was shocked to discover that the online dress she ordered for herself barely fit her four-year-old…

When UK mum, Kirsty Dee, ordered herself a little black dress online she never expected that it would barely fit her four-year-old daughter! The $19 dress from popular online store PrettyLittleThing was less than half the size of a regular size 8 garment 9honey reports and just managed to fit Kirsty’s daughter, Molly.

A Frustrating Mistake

Kirsty says she had ordered the dress hoping to wear it to a friend’s birthday the next day. “So I bought this (dress) in a size 8 from PrettyLittleThing and it wouldn’t even go over my head!” she wrote on Twitter. “It just fits my four-year-old daughter! Really?????”



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The mum attached a photo of Molly wearing the online dress and says she can’t believe the inaccuracy of the brands sizing. “I think it’s disgusting how they promote body confidence and then send me a dress not fit for a size 6-8,” she said.

Not The First Time…

Kirsty says that while the experience was incredibly frustrating, seeing Molly in the dress did provide a laugh. As a result of her tweet, the brand reached out to Kirsty saying that they would investigate further. “So sorry that there is an issue with the dress you bought,” they tweeted in response, before asking for her order number and details to resolve the issue.

Even though it’s always a risk to order online, we think Kirsty is completely justified in her shock!

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  • Sure it wasn’t for a child? Lol


  • This is why I don’t buy clothes or shoes online, the sizes vary way too much! We tried to buy our daughters leavers dinner dress online. 3 online orders later, we took her to a dress shop so she could see and try the clothes on


  • Sorry, I did have a giggle. Buying clothes online is so risky as sizes can vary so dramatically!


  • SIzes can vary and in this case totally wrong!


  • Yeah, it really should at least fit an adult.


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