We all have those moments right? We go clothes shopping, we find these amazing clothes, we go into the dressing room and try them on and they either don’t fit or they’re too baggy. It is really irritating right? I could go into one store, buy a top that is a size 16 and go into another and buy a top that is a size 20. Now that might not seem like a big different in terms of number sizes, however, if you went and looked at the inches of difference, there can be up to 6 inches overall.
A lot of people would probably turn around and say that nothing about our clothes has changed, we have just got bigger as the years have gone on and we are just imagining things, however, as someone who has lost so much weight (sorry to keep bothering you with it all) however I’ve been needing new clothes, so I can definitely say that it isn’t true that I am just imagining it.
In terms of my size, I can be a variety of sizes, especially when it comes to tops. So I could go into a store, I won’t name any names, try on a top that could be a size 16, it could be really really baggy, whereas I could try on a top that is a size 20 and it be really really tight. Now how does that work? The annoying thing is, you might buy something online, and have to buy double in 2 different sizes because you don’t know how it might be cut or how it might fit you in general! Changing rooms can also be just as disheartening, having to take up to 3 different sizes of clothes in just because you never know the way they fit. Not only that you end up doing a little dance to put it on, which is so annoying, we all know that dance when you’re trying to get into new jeans right?
Now in all honesty what we need is a universal sizing system over all clothing stores, why may you ask? Because not only would it make life much easier for everyone, but also it would help improve the way that people think. Not only should it be a universal sizing system, the cut of clothes should be universal, now I don’t mean the cut of your jeans all being the same, I mean not cutting corners on the amount of material they use and keeping the price exactly the same or increasing it. Surely we should be able to buy clothes without having to worry about whether or not it is actually going to fit because they cut clothes funny!
Ever wondered what the measurements are like in some of your favourite stores? Then here it is!
The reason I say this is because if you were to say to someone, oh I’m a size 16, you know the response you would get and what I get on a regular basis, you need to lose weight, you’re too big. I know when I have to go up a few sizes, I end up feeling really really bad about myself, because I end up thinking, what have I done wrong, why am I not losing weight, why am I going up sizes when in reality, I shouldn’t be.
Not convinced that things have changed that much? If you look back at the icon that is Marilyn Monroe, she was a gorgeous lady right, and literally had the perfect hourglass figure that so many people aspire to be like. She wore clothing that was a UK size 16, however, their clothes sizes were a lot smaller than they are today however want to hear the worst thing, Marilyn could actually have been as small as size double zero in our clothes sizing.
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