Stupid Inconsistent Clothing Sizing...A RANT!!!
Thursday, August 16, 2012
So...I have been fitting very nicely into 18's these days (dresses, skirts, pants). It has been a "thrill" for me to be "back into the teens"...I feel like it's a safety net of sorts. In an 18, I finally feel like I have OPTIONS again! I can shop at most stores, choose clothing because I like it (not just because it fits), and (worst case scenario) if I gain a few pounds for some reason, size 20's are pretty easy to find too!! I can't describe how GOOD it feels to shop freely again!! This being said:
I HATE YOU LEVI STRAUSS!!!!!!!!!
(This is where my rant comes in.)
I guess I was getting cocky, because for the last few months, every 18 I've tried on at every store I've been to has fit. So yesterday when I saw a pair of size 18 Levi's on sale (for cheap!!), I just grabbed them and bought them. I (stupidly) didn't try them on because the girls were being difficult, I was tired, and to be honest, I felt a little empowered that I felt like I COULD buy an article of clothing without trying it on. So I did. And the stupid, stupid jeans don't fit. I don't mean a little muffin top action...I can't get the stupid things past my hips. I'm fairly sure these jeans are actually more of a size 14...which just makes me mad. How can the same stupid clothing company sell items of the same size that are NOT the same size???
Happy Dance...is unhappy.
I will recover, of course. There will be other jeans, and they will be in smaller sizes. But for now, I feel like I'm "stuck" with a pair of size 18's that are not going to fit until I'm a size 14, and really, who wants to be a size 14 wearing size 18 pants???
Shame on you, Levi's. For Shame. :)