No, no, no, no, no.
Shopping is a daunting experience. Shopping for plus-size clothing can be even more so. When a retailer screws up and say, unfortunately mislabels a product, it’s downright exhausting.
Herry He’s Store, a China-based retailer sold on Aliexpress.com, is the most recent offender. Instead of making what might have been the obvious choice (using a model that actually fits into the leggings), instead, the store had a thin woman squeeze both her legs into one pant leg. Yes, really.
As Mic writer Michelle Garcia pointed out, it’s not as if the brand didn’t have access to a larger model. Additional photos show the pants displayed on a person that appears to wear one leg on each side. “It wasn’t enough to just show this larger model wearing these pants?” she asked.
The photos not only misrepresent what the product would actually look like on someone if they purchased them, but they are a pretty lousy sales tactic, too. We’re not sure who would jump on the opportunity to buy a pair of leggings that is basically saying: check out this skinny woman who could wear one half of your pants on both legs!
The Huffington Post reached out to Herry He’s Store for comment and did not hear back by the time of publication.