I know "the industry" really likes vanity sizing. People can fit their butts into 4's when realistically they are bigger than a 4. I really don't care about my size any longer, but it took a long time to get to this place. I know my oldest gets really upset with what size her jeans are, but that's another story.
We love to shop clearance, the outlets and thrift stores. Today I tried on three different brands. The one I bought was a 9, a little big in the waist, but that's what a belt is for. The other one was a 7 too big and another was a 6 and it was bigger, yet. Yes, the smaller size was bigger. I literally pulled it straight down and it fell off me. The six was a Vera Wang for you fashion guru's. The 7 was Maurice's and the 9 was some brand at JC Penny's.
I hate shopping for pants for this exact reason. Just let me be a number that I can use across the board. Wouldn't shopping be much easier if we were the same number? I like the number 13...so if I fit into that number I could walk into any store, find my size and walk out with the pants I want. No more going into a fitting room, taking off my shoes, trying them on, putting them back on the hanger, walking out, getting a size bigger or smaller....repeat!
Guys have it easier. They are a 32 x 36. Each brand may not fit exactly the same, but it has to be easier than vanity sizing for women! At least they are in the ballpark when they start!
So here are my lessons for the day!
Lesson #1: We are not a number or certain size.
Lesson #2: We are ALL BEAUTIFUL and made for a reason.
Lesson #3: It is up to us to treat the bodies we were given with care and eat healthy food to keep it running well.
Lesson #4: We need to learn to love the body we have! It doesn't mean that we can't improve on it, but we need to embrace our uniqueness!
It's too bad that we don't always see ourselves the way those that love us see us. So embrace yourself and love the skin you're in!