Style icon Trinny Woodall reveals the REAL meaning behind the ‘mystery’ symbols on Zara’s clothing after false sizing claims circulated on TikTok
- Trinny Woodall has revealed the true meaning behind the shapes on Zara tags
- The global retailer marks each item’s tag with either a circle, square or triangle
- The style icon said a circle indicates the item is from the Zara Woman collection
- She clarified a square on the tag means a garment is part of the Zara Basics line
- Clothing with a triangle is from the TRF range designed for teens and runs small
TikTok fashionistas have shared their theories as to what the circle, triangle and square symbols mean on Zara labels for months – but fashion icon Trinny Woodall has revealed the truth behind the shapes.
The British stylist clarified the international retail giant puts a circle on its clothing tags to signify the garment is from the Zara Woman line, a square means it’s a Zara basic and a triangle represents the TRF collection designed for teenagers.
‘After watching the insane ideas around the Zara tagging I thought I would share what it really means,’ she captioned a video posted to Instagram.
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Trinny Woodall (pictured) has busted the myth that the mystery symbols on Zara clothing tags hints whether the garment runs true to size and reveals the real meaning behind the labels
Trinny said the retailer puts a circle on its clothing tags to signify the item is from the Zara Woman line, a square means it’s Zara’s basic and a triangle represents the TRF collection for teenagers
Zara clothing has one of the three shapes on both the price tag and the stitched on label.
The 58-year-old said a circle icon indicates the item is from the Zara Woman collection adding it ‘comes up ok’ size-wise.
‘Zara Basic (square) can be crazy in sizing and always differed,’ Trinny wrote.
A circle means an item is from the TRF or Trafaluc range which is designed with teenagers in mind so sizing will always ‘feel small’.
The video racked up hundreds of thankful comments from the style idol’s 1.1million followers.
The 58-year-old said items with a square is from the Zara Basic collection which can be ‘crazy’ in sizing whereas triangles mean it’s from the TRF or teenage line which ‘will always feel small’
Trinny’s video comes after fashion blogger Vanessa went viral on TikTok for claiming the symbols indicated whether an item ran true to size
‘Thank you for that clarification! No longer confused,’ one fashionista wrote and another said: ‘Finally someone talking facts’.
‘Yes it’s true. I used to work at Zara. Woman, Basic and TRF,’ a former employee confirmed
‘I have a lot of Zara pieces and triangles are by far the smallest and circles are much bigger,’ a shopper replied.
Many Zara shoppers thought the shapes on the tags indicated whether an item ran true to size after a TikTok clip from fashion blogger Vanessa went viral.
In the viral clip, she claimed the circle indicated a garment ran large, the triangle indicated the garment ran small and the square indicated a ‘true to size’ fit
‘When you’re looking for jeans make sure you look at the tag, there’s going to be a circle, triangle or a square,’ she said in the clip to her 194,000 followers.
She claimed the circle indicated a garment ran large, the triangle indicated the garment ran small and the square indicated a ‘true to size’ fit.
Vanessa’s video went viral with more than 2.9 million times and the shapes can also be found around the hole on the removable price tag.
Another TikTok user by the name of Brooke Paige picked up on the trend and said a Zara employee confirmed the theory when she visited a store.
‘I just found out the most crazy Zara hack ever and it will change your life for the better,’ she said in a video.
‘So, the lady working at the register basically told me that anything that has a square on it means that it is true to size and anything that has a triangle on it means that you need to size up.
‘Next time you’re shopping, make sure to look at the tags.’
Brooke added how the clothing is made to fit an averaged sized European woman.