Let’s be honest, we all know most bikinis aren’t purchased for their practicality in the water.
A huge part of the appeal is, of course, how good it makes us look half naked.
Still, it’s not too much to ask that a bikini at least be suitable for the water when you take dips to cool off in-between sunbathing sessions.
So imagine one woman’s surprise when she purchased a, very pretty bikini, only to discover that it was only suited for poolside posing not venturing INTO the pool.
The customer, known only as Alisha, took to Twitter to share her bizarre experience.
She took pictures of the bottom half of the blue bikini set in a sink, clearly showing how the dye had ran from the garment.
She captioned her post: “Be cautious when buying SWIMwear from @OfficialPLT [Pretty Little Thing] this summer because it’s only for “poolside posing” and they’ll still charge you £60 a set, absolutely laughable.”
The pictures show how Alisha messaged Pretty Little Thing saying: “I love the bikini, I just don’t know how to stop the dye from running everywhere when it’s in water, just doesn’t seem normal to me.”
Pretty Little Thing replied: “Great to hear that you love the bikini, but on the website it does say that the set shouldn’t be worn in water and colour may transfer.”
Alisha said: “I’ve spoken to about 5 people and all they’ve offered is a discount code so they’ve passed it on to complaints because I do not think “poolside posing” is sufficient when disclosing that this item is not water safe.”
Her post has also racked up more than 16,000 retweets with hundreds taking to the comments to share Alisha’s frustration.
One quipped: “Even if it’s for “poolside posing” how are you supposed to be able to wash it? That’s crazy!.”
A Pretty Little Thing spokesperson told Daily Star online: “PrettyLittleThing does advise customers on the styles which we do not recommend be worn for swimming.
“These are highlighted as ‘pool side posing’ only and are designed for day/evening wear holiday dressing/pool side posing. If customers are unsure, our customer service team are available to advise further on which styles cannot be worn for swimming.”
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