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Fittingly Mad: Vanity Sizing, Don't Do Me Any Favors

Fittingly Mad: Vanity Sizing, Don't Do Me Any Favors

I am totally fed up with the complete lack in congruency between sizes these days.

Have you ever gone to a store and found out that you fit into size 6 pants, only to find out that you fit into a size 10 at the next store? It is so frustrating! Clothing makers have caught on to our (well, mine at least) weakness: Clothing makes us feel good about ourselves. So they have started vanity sizing clothing, which means cutting clothes bigger but sizing them smaller as a form of flattery to appeal to consumers.

To this I say, thanks but no thanks! I can handle myself and shopping can be quite the emotional roller coaster as it is that I don't need the sizing game added to it all. I would love to know what size I am once and for all, and then be able to go into a store and pick that size knowing it may actually fit. Seriously, there needs to be some kind of standards for this kind of thing. Don't even get me started with online shopping. I would love to buy more clothes online but I have no idea what size is going to fit me, especially if I want to try a new brand.

What's worse? I can go to the super chic boutique down the street and feel like a supermodel yet I have to pay much more as apparently flattery does not come cheap -- The smaller the size says, the more expensive the jeans.

Am I alone here?

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