Inconsistency in clothing sizes
Friday, June 17, 2011
I have a pair of gray slacks from the Limited that are a size 14. I put them on this morning and as soon as I got to work, the darn things started falling off of me. I thought, "Super! My size 14 pants are too big for me!" Then I started thinking about all the jeans I have at home that I've been waiting to wear again. Size 13 Levi's, size 10 Banana Republics, my size 12 black skinny jeans. I can't wait to wear them!
Then I start thinking, wait a second, my pair of size 14 Banana Republic slacks are so tight for the first day I wear them that it's almost uncomfortable. Why on earth are those size 14s not too big but these Limited ones are?
Why do pants sizes have to be so inconsistent? I know it doesn't matter what the size label says, because no one sees it but you (and I would never squeeze into pants too small for me just to be wearing a smaller size), but still. It's so discouraging to see that pants size not go down at certain stores. I don't understand why we can't have a consistent standard sizing chart. Do those expensive labels want women to feel bad about themselves? Is that it? I mean, heck, Marilyn Monroe was a size 8 in her day. Now, she'd be a size 14. Why?!
Sorry. Frustration of the day.
But on the bright side, those gray slacks are still too big for me!