The 'secret' Zara label signs that'll apparently help you get the right size every time
Only for TikTok...
As a woman and committed shopper, I am more than familiar with the fact that high street sizes can be famously fickle to get right.
While I am a size 12 or M in most stores, I sometimes find myself being a 14 or 'large' in another, or, in some cases, only a 'small' or even a size 10 in others.
This, of course, is making shopping unnecessary harder – especially these days, when most fittings rooms are still closed as part of clothing stores' ongoing Covid restrictions.
However, this might not have to be the case in Zara anymore.
A TikTok user recently took to the popular video-sharing app to reveal how Zara has a secret sizing symbol system in place on their tags – letting you know if the clothes you are buying are smaller in size or run larger – or, indeed, are true to size.
The video in question, shared by the account @officially_outfits, takes a closer look at the labels on the Spanish retailer's clothes, suggesting there's a secret code on each tag that will help decipher the sizing.
@officially_outfitsZara sizing guide.. ##zara ##fyp ##zarahaul ##fashion♬ original sound - officiallyoutfits
"Unsure which size to get at Zara?" she asks.
"The little box around the tag hole means true to size, get your normal [sic] size. The triangle around the tag hole means it comes up small so size up".
And needless to say, it inspired thousands of other TikTok users to take a look at their own Zara clothing to make sure this symbol situation was actually real.
@lucyc.jpegReply to @zar.a0 ERMMMMM WHAT???? ##fyp ##fypシ ##zara ##GetGrafting♬ original sound - lucy
Taking to Twitter, user @Chaud_TheMag writes:
"I tested the Zara size hack so sharing with visuals: Triangle = runs smaller so always go a size up. I always go up for short dresses/shorts/ Circle = runs bigger. I always buy my Zara size (M) when it’s their tops, and yes this slightly bigger/ Square = True to size."
I tested the Zara size hack so sharing with visuals:
Triangle = runs smaller so always go a size up. I always go up for short dresses/shorts
Circle = runs bigger. I always buy my Zara size (M) when it’s their tops, and yes this slightly bigger
Square = True to size. pic.twitter.com/1tznPV8YFH
— Ree (@Chaud_TheMag) July 6, 2021
Did you ever know of this hack before now? We must admit we did not – but feel inspired now to raid our wardrobes for all our Zara clothes, just to take a look.
The TikTok user who shared the original post about the sizing codes back in May recently took to her Instagram to share the hack too.
Se dette innlegget på Instagram
Captioning the post, @official_outfits writes:
"Each different shape stands for which collection the piece is from whether that be TRF or the main collection. Each collection fits differently which is where this theory comes from."