Ellen Williams was left outraged when she purchased a £35 jumpsuit from PrettyLittleThing after spotting TOWIE star Lauren Goodger wearing the outfit.
But although the maxi-leg jumpsuit was advertised as “sheer” on the site, the 21-year-old was horrified when the gold garment turned out to be almost transparent.
The personal assistant also found that the so-called wide-leg bottoms bunched around her ankles while the long-cuff sleeves hung off her body.
Outraged by the horrifying fashion fail, Ellen immediately binned the catastrophic jumpsuit – after she took some photos first.
Branding the ensemble as “a drag queen gone wrong”, she contacted the online retailer who refunded her money.
But seeing the funny side of the fashion blunder, Ellen said: “I looked awful. I said I looked like a drag queen gone wrong.
“It’s shocking to see how nice something looks on the picture compared to what came through the post. It’s so disappointing.
“They have 100% used different material for the model. It’s like two different outfits. It seems like very, very cheap fabric.
“I’d seen Lauren from The Only Way is Essex wearing it and it looks like it did online on her, but there’s no way I was sent the same.”
“I said I looked like a drag queen gone wrong”
Although Ellen’s money was refunded, she added: “£35 isn’t the cheapest.
“It’s cheaper than some things but if I’m paying £35 for an outfit I would expect to be paying for the quality as well.”
Daily Star Online has approached PLT for comment.
Previously, the fashion retailer was blasted for their plus-size bikini campaign.
The brand was accused of “promoting obesity” by enlisting the help of size 18 models.
One said: “Obesity is a serious health concern and it should not be advocated for.”