Trinny Woodall reveals what the circle, square and triangle shapes on Zara labels actually mean
Style icon Trinny Woodall reveals the REAL meaning behind ‘mystery’ symbols on Zara clothes after false size claims circulated on TikTok
- Trinny Woodall revealed the true meaning of the shapes on Zara labels
- Global retailer marks each item’s label with a circle, square or triangle
- The style icon indicates that a circle indicates that the item is from the Zara Woman collection
- She clarified that a square on the tag means a garment is part of the Zara Basics line
- The garments with a triangle are part of the TRF range designed for teenagers and run small
TikTok fashionistas have been sharing their theories about the meaning of the circle, triangle and square symbols on Zara labels for months – but fashion icon Trinny Woodall has revealed the truth behind the shapes.
The British designer clarified that the international retail giant puts a circle on its clothing labels to signify that the garment belongs to the Zara Woman line, a square means that it is a Zara basic and a triangle represents the TRF collection designed for teenagers.
“After looking at the crazy ideas around Zara branding, I thought I’d share what it really means,” she captioned a video posted on Instagram.
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Trinny Woodall (pictured) has busted the myth that mysterious symbols on Zara clothing labels indicate if the garment is true to size and reveal the true meaning of 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 base and a triangle represents the TRF teenage collection. .
Zara clothes have one of three shapes on the price tag and on the sewn label.
The 58-year-old said a circle icon indicates the item is from the Zara Woman collection, adding that it “rises nicely” in terms of size.
“Zara Basic (square) can be crazy in size and still different,” Trinny wrote.
A circle means that an item belongs to the TRF or Trafaluc range which is designed for teenagers, so the size will always be “small”.
The video garnered hundreds of grateful comments from the style idol’s 1.1 million followers.
The 58-year-old said the items with a square were from the Zara Basic collection, the size of which can be ‘crazy’ while the triangles mean it’s the TRF or teenage line which ‘will feel always small.
Trinny’s video comes after fashion blogger Vanessa went viral on TikTok for claiming symbols indicate if an item is true to size
‘Thank you for that clarification! No more confusion,” wrote one fashionista and another said, “Finally someone who talks about the facts.”
‘Yes, it’s true. I worked at Zara. Woman, Basic and TRF,” confirmed a former employee
“I have a lot of Zara pieces and the triangles are by far the smallest and the circles are much bigger,” one shopper replied.
Many Zara shoppers believed the shapes on the labels indicated whether an item was true to size after a TikTok clip of fashion blogger Vanessa went viral.
In the viral clip, she claimed that the circle indicates a garment is large, the triangle indicates the garment is small, and the square indicates a “right-fitting” fit.
“When looking for jeans be sure to look at the label, there will be a circle, a triangle or a square,” she said in the clip to her 194,000 followers.
She claimed that the circle indicated a garment was large, the triangle indicated the garment was small, and the square indicated a “right-fitting” fit.
Vanessa’s video has gone viral with over 2.9 million views 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 while visiting a store.
“I just discovered the craziest Zara hack ever and it will change your life for the better,” she said in a video.
“So the lady working the register basically told me anything with a square means it’s true to size and anything with a triangle means you have to go up in size.
“Next time you’re shopping, be sure to look at the labels.”
Brooke added how the clothes are made to fit an average sized European woman.