Having said that I was giggling at some of the answers and have been reminded of quite a few present horrors I've had over the years. Like the time (as a child) my god mother, who liked to shop in charity shops, bought me some red ribbed, thick tights. They were pretty horrendous because when I opened them they were very long. I was a particularly petite child. There was no way these would have fit me now let alone at aged about 7 or 8. I seem to remember getting various family members to hold on to one end of the tights while I pulled them to their full stretch to see how far across various rooms I could stretch them. Easily amused eh?!
And because I don't like posting without a picture here is my new winter coat 50% off at Debenhams. My last winter coat you can see me modelling here:
This particular coat has served me well since I bought it for £20 in Primark about 3 or 4 years ago; removing the belt and belt loops so it had a better looking fit for my frame size. I'd still be wearing it now, but for the extra weight I seem to have put on my er...chest, that is making it bulge
a bit a lot when I do it up. So I'm going to repair a tear in the lining seam and sew on the two missing buttons and pass it on to my Mum.