AN angry online shopper has become a consumer champion after posting a picture of a “ridiculously small” crop top – on her cat.
The woman, known as “Christy”, from Houston, Texas, saw red after her teenage daughter bought the cutout vest on Amazon.
When the one-size garment arrived, Christy found that it was great fit – for her pet feline.
She uploaded a picture to Amazon’s customer review section, ranting: ““My 16-year-old daughter bought this thing. It is ridiculously small and I probably couldn’t legally post a picture of what she looks like if she attempts to wear it.
“But, so you can see…here is a picture of our cat wearing it. To be fair, it does cover all of our cat’s nipples, however, she hates the weave.
“In summary, do not buy this, even for your cat.”
The photo to accompany her one-star review shows the cat with both front paws in the air, with the crop top fitting snugly around its waist.
One amused customer commented on Christy’s picture, saying: “Mum of the year. This is hilarious.”
The garment, which can be bought for just £2.20, is made of yarn and has an average customer review of just two and a half stars.
It is sold by Comemall – an online company providing clothes, shoes and jewellery.
Other reviews of the item show that many women have had issues with its size.
Arieta Imera said: “I normally wear a size small in all my tops and this shirt in a size small would fit my chihuahua.”
And Carla Iacobacci uploaded a picture of the top next to a flip flop to show how small it was.
A recent online poll shows that a staggering 50% customers said the size was “too small”, and another 22% said that it was “somewhat small”.
A lack of standardised sizing means that often, people order the wrong size when buying clothes online.
A 2011 survey conducted by Kelkoo, an online shopping comparison website, showed that almost two-thirds of UK adults order more than one size of the same item when shopping online.
One in ten of those surveyed admitted ordering three or more of the same piece of clothing, and returning the ones which didn’t fit.
The study also found “significant discrepancies” among sizing guides between online fashion retailers, with clothes varying on average up to 8cm.