Rosemary Mac Cabe

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February Zara Woman and TRF lookbooks

Great lookbook imagery isn’t new to Zara, but I doubt I’m the only one who gets slightly excited when it comes out. If anyone’s been in Zara of late, you’ll know that they are bang up to date, bringing out …

Wed, Feb 27, 2013, 14:30

   

Great lookbook imagery isn’t new to Zara, but I doubt I’m the only one who gets slightly excited when it comes out. If anyone’s been in Zara of late, you’ll know that they are bang up to date, bringing out the catwalk trends at the speed of lightning and getting it oh-so spot on. Monochrome? Check. Bright yellow? Check. Oriental influences? Check. Isabel Marant inspired Western tassles, fringing and frayed denim? Big, fat check.

Which brings me to the problem with Zara. Big, fat trends are about the only things that get away with being bigger than a size 10 at Zara, where legs are long and waits are tiny. I had a beautiful moment in there the other day when a clueless sales assistant tried to get me to try a size M. The sad fact of the matter is, I’m lucky if I fit into an L – if there isn’t an XL, I usually don’t bother trying. And I’m a size 14 – which is hardly slim, but it’s not enormous either.

The truly irritating thing about it all is that, though it irks me that Zara won’t cater for my size, I still want to buy the clothes. I haven’t felt quite enraged enough yet to boycott – so I’m living in the hope that I will one day slim myself down enough to buy my entire wardrobe there. Woe!

For those of you who are between a size 6 and a small 12, however, feast your eyes on these lovelies!