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    Thumbs down Ann Taylor website glitch reveals un-retouched images

    Ann Taylor Website Glitch Reveals Un-Retouched Images (PHOTOS)

    Some sort of tech error on Ann Taylor's website mistakenly revealed how the brand's photos look before retouching. Jezebel first noticed the pics on Tuesday afternoon, explaining:

    As the page loads, you'll get to see what the Chiffon Trim Tank looks like on a real woman for a few seconds. Then she shrinks into a awkward creature barely able to support the weight of her torso with her tiny child hips.

    By Tuesday night, the glitch, involving thumbnails and other terms beyond us, had been fixed. But we were able to take some screen grabs before Ann Taylor cleaned it up. Check out the before and after images of the "Chiffon Trim Tank," an item from a set of Photoshopped pictures we've previously written about.

    To be fair, at the time, Ann Taylor did apologize, saying, "We want to support and celebrate the natural beauty of women, and we apologize if in the process of retouching that was lost." Now, we just know exactly what was lost: a few inches off of the model's waist and thighs.


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    The before picture looks a million times better. Why they do this is beyond me.

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    What they are doing with these photos is a f*cking outrage. Models are freakishly thin to begin with - now they are turning them into something from "Avatar".

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprynkles View Post
    The before picture looks a million times better.
    i was going to say the same thing. she's already tiny so why in the hell would they make her look like that?

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    The first picture looks amazing. The retouched picture looks unnatural and bizarre.

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    ugh, the unretouched pictures looks beyond bizarre and unnatural.
    i like the tank top though. that would be great under jackets for work.
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    'Website glich' = pissed off webdesigner.

    Someone uploaded the unretouched pictures en used some sort of script to change them into the altered ones. That doesn't happen by accident.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jezi View Post
    'Website glich' = pissed off webdesigner.

    Someone uploaded the unretouched pictures en used some sort of script to change them into the altered ones. That doesn't happen by accident.
    I like that theory I'd be tempted to do the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quazar View Post
    The first picture looks amazing. The retouched picture looks unnatural and bizarre.
    i agree. but i think the first picture is retouched as well.

    the second photo looks so shitty, who would buy this top just based on the second photo? no one. it's ridiculous.
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    If the model were really that thin, she wouldn't be able to wear anything at the store. Ann Taylor and Ann Taylor Loft vanity size so much. It's ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprynkles View Post
    The before picture looks a million times better. Why they do this is beyond me.
    Yeah, her waist looks unnatural next to her arm...
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    I can't believe they just photoshopped out a chunk of her torso. The "before" photo looks wayyyy healthier. Her waist should not be about the same size as her head.

    I don't necessarily agree that a pissed off web dev did this though. I wouldn't be surprised if they had the pre-photoshopped photos as FPO on the staging site and maybe just didn't do a thorough check to the make the swap prior to going from stage to production or somehow the wrong environment got pulled to prod. I've seen sites accidentally push FPO text (i.e. lorem ipsum dolor....etc. etc.) stuff before so this wouldn't be out of the question to me.

    But I WILL bet that someone got a lot of heat for this mishap.

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    Looks like someone's out a web design job.

    No but really what's wrong with the before picture. Is taking out that much off of nothing going to sell more blouses? Ridic.

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    Man, it just indicates how FAT these models really are. Disgusting.

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    i'd be so depressed if i were a model who was starving to stay in the business and they still had to photoshop me...

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