A woman has shamed Pretty Little Thing on Twitter after the dye in her bikini seeped out when she soaked the product in water.
Apparently, water and (some) bikinis don’t mix.
Alisha purchased the Teal Triangle Sequin Tassel Bikini set for £60, but was left disappointed when she realised she wouldn’t be able to use the swimwear for, er, swimming.
In a tweet that has since gone viral with over 20,000 retweets and 62,800 likes, Alisha presents photos of her newly purchased bikini soaking in a sink filled with water – which has been stained teal by the product.
Alisha contacted Pretty Little Thing about the issue and wrote: ‘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’.
The retailer advised that the product should only be used for ‘poolside posing’ and pointed out that this information is noted in the product description on its website.
‘Thanks for sending the order number,’ a representative named Hakim 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 the colour may transfer.’
Alisha wasn’t pleased with the reply and so decided to take to Twitter to find out what others thought of the situation.
She also pointed out how ‘laughable’ the price of the swimwear product is, given it can’t be used in water.
‘Be cautious when buying SWIMwear from @OfficialPLT this summer because it’s only for “poolside posing” and they’ll still charge you £60 a set, absolutely laughable,’ she wrote.
Meanwhile, photos showed the bikini soaking in a sink, as well as screen shots of the product description and Alisha’s conversation with Pretty Little Thing.
Be cautious when buying SWIMwear from @OfficialPLT this summer because it’s only for “poolside posing” and they’ll still charge you £60 a set, absolutely laughable pic.twitter.com/yHUT9WEvYu
— Alisha (@Princrastinate) May 16, 2019
People are heavily mocking the ‘poolside posing’ product.
One user asked if the brand is ‘…making swimwear strictly for IG [Instagram] models now’.
Another pointed out health concerns.
‘I’d also be kinda worried about that material around my crotch,’ Lea tweeted.
‘If that transfers that bad in water it must be leeching chemicals and dye into your [cat emoji] too. That can’t be good.’
POOLSIDE POSING lmaaoooo so they’re making swimwear strictly for IG models now? 🤣🤣🤣
— ❤️ (@itsnotsimma) May 16, 2019
I’d also be kinda worried about that material around my crotch. If that transfers that bad in water it must be leeching chemicals and dye into your 🐱 too. That can’t be good.
— | LEA | (@LCBaby__) May 17, 2019
WHAT EVEN IS POOL SIDE POSING!!??😂😂😭😭😭😭 STOPPPP
— EVE (@evandrra) May 16, 2019
Guys just avoid fast fashion all together! It’s killing the environment
— creative alchemist 🔮 (@pialaraa) May 16, 2019
One Twitter user shared a hilarious photo of herself in a different bikini that also transferred dye when it came in contact with water.
Renée said it looked as if she had ‘wet’ herself while on holiday in Marbella and said she would also like ‘compensation’, though there has not been a reply to her tweet yet.
Had the exact same issue, atleast you didn’t look like you wet yourself in the middle of Marbella 👏🏻😭😭😭I want compensation too pic.twitter.com/qKLVhR0Mnl
— Renée (@reneebetts1) May 17, 2019
Pretty Little Thing has since messaged Alisha again and issued a refund, as well as offered a 40% discount code for her next purchase.
That is, if she decides to make one.
The product has also now been removed from the brand’s website, so sadly people will have to find another bikini to wear for their ‘poolside posing’.
by – metro.co.uk