Shopping on today’s high streets for clothes you must have experienced this, but what just happened? I am afraid you have been a victim of vanity sizing... the every gowning practice of our large retailers to miss size clothes in order to try to sell more by deceiving you with their clothes sizes.
Clothe sizing started when Shops had to come up with a quick way for shoppers to buy clothes “off the peg”. The traditional method would have been to take your measurements in the shop, but of course impractical for today’s shops, that rely on quick sales.
A clothing size standard was devised in order for you to buy like this, all you needed was your size number; but the standard has never been compulsorily for the manufactures to use. Then the marketing people moved in, hoping they could gain sales by making you think you are a smaller size in their shop, a cruel ploy.
While more mature women might be able to cope women, with this, venerable and younger women who are already under tremendous peer pressure regarding there body shape and size will end up with a bulging wardrobe of clothes that will not fit and a few that will, but let us hope that is all.
Many woman are forced to try to live up to other people expectation regarding their bodies look, everywhere are constant reminder of what apparently is expected, if shopping in a group can they take the collective "gasp" when the jeans they try on won’t do up even thought the label say it should?
But what can you do to stop this? Use a tape measure; it will not lie to you…
What appears to be the biggest problem for people when they want to buy clothes from an online seller is probably the smartest and number one reason to buy that way. The best online shops do not show these sizes to miss-lead you, just real measurements of each item for you to compare with your actual measured size.
Take your own measurements or get a friend to help you, this will not take long as just a few measurements needed. Another way is to measure one garment that you have that fits you well, getting your measured size by laying it flat out on your bed. The style of today clothes means a greater deal are lose fitting and fit a larger range of body sizes.
Now you will find how easy online clothes shopping really is by seeing clearly what clothes will fit you, with these measured sizes you won’t go wrong and you will have opened up the terrific source of new fashion clothes, but best of all you, will have protected your self from the scourge of Vanity Sizing.
This is a repost I made about a year and a half ago, from my old blog, feel free to comment.