Saturday, April 24, 2010

One size fits all....

All what, gnomes???




When it comes to shopping, I hate being a giant in Chile.


11 comments:

  1. Hahaha! I wonder if that would even fit an average height Chilena. I never shop in Chile anymore. Nothing is long enough for my arms, tall enough for my legs, or big enough for my....bust. I take full advantage of every trip to the US to buy a couple pairs of jeans, some shoes, and shirts.

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  2. Hahaha! At least your knees will stay warm.

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  3. HAOhAOhoAHoAHohAO! Coffee all over my screen! Only for justice, maybe that thing wasn´t made in Chile. You must be really tall if the average Chilean woman´s hip reaches only to your knees!

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  4. Sadly, not surprised. And I didn't even know duendes wore tights, though mostly residing in Chiloé, they must need them. Clothes in Chile are a bit of a thing, where thing stands in for the word bear, and bear stands in for a worse b-word. Sorry about your new tights, but maybe you could cut off the feet and top part and use them as arm-warmers?

    and Marmo, the average Chilean's measurements are a mystery to the clothing makers here as well, as testified to by the number of women on the street wearing garments that plainly don't fit.

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  5. haha i know, a normal sized chilean would not fit into these either. i think they might have just been mislabeled and were meant for like toddlers or something. but the "one size fits all" label has backfired on me quite a few times now. i always kind of giggle that i should have learned by now that they really mean "one size fits all ultra petites"

    and eileen- i did cut off the top part and wear them as knee high socks ahha. (lol that last line. so true, though i have to partially blame the person who bought it and continued to wear it)

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  6. ...this just made my morning bahaha thanks Lydia!

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  7. ohhh I can so identify!!
    Thanks for the giggle!

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  8. I had a similar tights buying experience. If they can fit over my calves then they can't fit over my hips, or however it goes. Same with pants. I can't buy jeans from a Latin brand. They fit me all mess up.

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  9. Oh no!!!! That's so sad ... and funny ... it's a smorgasbord of things!

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  10. They'd be some pretty fabulous gnomes. I also love the reverse problem - you buy a pair of tights, and after one-two wears, they're so stretched out you can pull them over your boobs and wear them as a full body suit.

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  11. I just peed my pants a little looking at this pictures.

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