Shopping online is always a bit of a gamble. You could easily wind up receiving something preposterously tiny, poorly-made and oddly-shaped — and we all know that returning online purchases is almost more trouble than it’s worth.
Then again, you could always just make lemonade out of lemons and turn your fashion tragedy into a viral sensation.
Recently, University of Manchester student Becky Latham purchased a coat from Urban Outfitters in the hopes that she would receive a classic, casually-fabulous puffer jacket.
However, the jacket that Becky received was decidedly, um, dwarfing. Turns out, a puffer jacket CAN be too puffy.
Quite a fashionable look, if you’re aiming to resemble a pea-head!
Naturally, Twitter had some fun with Becky’s coat debacle.
Just imagine all the snacks you could sneak into the movies under that jacket…
— Ben Gray (@heybengray) April 8, 2018
You look like the blueberry girl off Charlie and the chocolate factory
— Tasha Carter (@ta5ha_carter) April 6, 2018
— Yuvia Ana Mendoza (@MexicanMami_) April 9, 2018
— Tête de bébé (@KingCMRN) April 7, 2018
— Jenny (@avoidxnt) April 8, 2018
It’s Gore-tex pic.twitter.com/88qmuGRHbc
— Peroelponcho (@OficioSucio) April 9, 2018
And no one could resist comparing Becky and her coat to the bizarrely-proportioned, shirtless Kylo Ren.
— Ǝ lønelydragon E (@beebo_ross) April 9, 2018
i came here to see this pic, thank you
— ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (@InnaShidlovskay) April 9, 2018
— ᴊᴏʀᴇɴ™ (@JorenTheOnly) April 9, 2018
Perhaps Becky should just salvage the situation by attempting to grow a larger head? (There are probably exercises you can do for that, right?)
looks like it fits just fine pic.twitter.com/18SjjzgkQZ
— 27_male_nyc (@25_male_nyc) April 9, 2018
Sorry, lazy folks: I think this is an excellent reminder that trying things on in the store, while annoying, is always going to be much more reliable.
Unless you’re into the “My Coat Is Eating My Entire Body” look.