Friday, January 16, 2009
I've made a few discoveries over the past few days. Some exciting, some depressing, but discoveries none-the-less. I have always shopped in the Jr. section for pants. I can't stand high-waisted pants, and most misses pants are exactly that. When I have in the past worn misses pants, they have typically been size 10 or 12 (usually 12). In Jr., I've pretty much worn 11/12 since HS. I had been getting really frustrated because even though I've lost 15 pounds, feel great, can really see that I'm smaller, and most of my clothes are now too big, I still couldn't find a pair of pants that fit me and the best I could do was still 11/12!! A few days ago, I was shopping, trying to find some kakhi pants, and went ahead and tried on size 8 misses, knowing that what misses I have at home are 10 and 12 and too big for me. The 8's were too big!!!! A size 6 fit great! Okay, so womens clothes are frustrating and some brands run big while others run small, but I don't care, I bought two pairs of size 6 pants. It made me feel good. I went shopping again today, and tried on some more misses pants (different stores, multiple brands) and guess what size fit best in all of the brands?! 6!! Unreal! So, just to see if I was really crazy, I went over to the Jr. section and tried on some pants. The only thing I can get on was an 11.
How much sense does that make? But I think I've figured something out. I'm getting older (imagine that) and as a result my body shape is changing. I have more curves than a twiggy little adolescent, and I think I should be glad of that. Why in the world would clothes intended for teenagers fit a 26 year-old woman. I don't think that it's really that I'm a size 11, but that my body shape doesn't fit the Jr. styles. I have to accept the fact that I'm grown up and it's time I start shopping in the grown up section! But, of course, I'm still running into the issue of high-waisted pants. Grr. They have come out with more mid-waist and low-waist misses pants than in the past, but it can still be hard. I'm getting used to a little higher waist than I used to wear, but it makes me sad and makes me really feel like an old woman!! Oh well. I've decided that I would rather shop in the grown-up section where I'm a size 6 pants and small top than the Jr. section where I'm a size 11 pants (if they'll fit at all) and large top! Yeah for growing up!