Online shopping is a godsend for people who don't have time to pop into a shop and try before they buy, but as these hilarious photos attest, it doesn't always go according to plan.

Disgruntled customers have taken to social media to share the results of their online purchases that went horribly wrong - and they'll have you in stitches.

From ill-fitting dresses and outfits that look far better on the website's model, to T-shirts emblazoned with some very questionable phrases, these snaps will ensure you always visit the changing room before parting with your cash in future.

Disgruntled customers have shared the epic fashion fails they encountered when buying clothes online in hilarious contrasting photos.
Disgruntled customers have shared the epic fashion fails they encountered when buying clothes online in hilarious contrasting photos.
Among the awkward fashion fails was this shirt that featured the Union Jack above a USA slogan.
Among the awkward fashion fails was this shirt that featured the Union Jack above a USA slogan.
Disgruntled customers have taken to social media to share the results of online shopping fails.
Disgruntled customers have taken to social media to share the results of online shopping fails.
While many of the dresses looked flattering and high-end in the online photography, the real deal was a whole different story.
While many of the dresses looked flattering and high-end in the online photography, the real deal was a whole different story.
This lady's latex over-the-knee socks resembled bin bags but she managed to see the funny side of her online shopping fail .
This lady's latex over-the-knee socks resembled bin bags but she managed to see the funny side of her online shopping fail .
Many of the shoppers' photos proved they'd been victims of some misleading advertising.
Many of the shoppers' photos proved they'd been victims of some misleading advertising.
Many of these fashion fans who snapped up clothes online would surely be demanding a refund after receiving the goods.
Many of these fashion fans who snapped up clothes online would surely be demanding a refund after receiving the goods.
A woman who ordered what appeared to be a chic peach dress for a night out was left sorely disappointed when this arrived.
A woman who ordered what appeared to be a chic peach dress for a night out was left sorely disappointed when this arrived.