An outraged ASOS customer says it’s unfair that a maternity dress was on sale on the website when the regular version of the same dress was not.
Jessica Crean, from Coventry, questioned ‘Why must I be pregnant in order to reap the benefits of the offer?’, and bizarrely appeared to accuse the retailer of taking a pro-life stance in the Irish abortion referendum.
Her anger came after noticing the Chi Chi London Cutwork Lace Prom Dress was on sale for £50 in the maternity range, but £72 in the regular collection.
It appears the maternity version of the dress was on offer as part as the retailer’s 30 per cent off occasionwear deal, whereas the regular version was not.
This led Jessica to question ‘why is the exact same dress in maternity classed as occasionwear but this isn’t?’
Jessica Crean, from Coventry, was left outraged that a maternity dress was on sale at ASOS – when the regular version of the same dress was not
Venting her frustration online, Jessica tweeted: ‘I think we can see which side of the fence @ASOS is sitting on #repealthe8th.’
She shared screengrabs of the price difference between the maternity and regular version of Chi Chi London Cutwork Lace Prom Dress, along with a conversation she had with an ASOS representavie.
In the conversation, the representative said: ‘I understand how you may be feeling about the dress you want not being on sale, however I’m not able to change this for you.’
Jessica replied: ‘Right, but why is the exact same dress in maternity classed as occasionwear but this isn’t? Same dress, same occasion? No?
The Chi Chi London Cutwork Lace Prom Dress was on offer for £50 in the maternity range
However, the same dress in the regular collection remained at the original price of £72
Sharing pictures of the screengrabs, Jessica bizarrely appeared to accuse the retailer of taking a pro-life stance in the Irish abortion referendum
‘Why must I be pregnant in order to reap the benefits of the offer?’
The representative responded: ‘I understand that the maternity version of the Chi Chi London Cutwork Lace Prom Dress is on sale and the other one isn’t.
‘However as mentioned by my colleague in our previous chat with you, we’re not able to amend the price of the non-maternity dress.
‘We have different promotions running from time to time. However, our website, newsletter and social media pages are always packed with promotions-there’s bound to be one you can take advantage of very soon.
Jessica also shared a conversation between her and an ASOS representative, in which she questioned ‘why is the exact same dress in maternity classed as occasionwear but this isn’t?’
‘If you sign up to our newsletter or join us on Facebook or Twitter you’ll be kept up to date about all upcoming and existing offers and discounts.’
In response, Jessica simply added: ‘But it doesn’t make sense.’
The maternity dress is now on sale for its original price of £72, following the end of the 30 per cent off promotion.
A spokesperson for ASOS said: ‘Our pricing across maternity and non-maternity is the same, but the amount of reduction applied during a sale or promotion is influenced by other factors (like stock levels for individual items) so you may see a variation across ranges.’