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Vanity Sizing (Part 2)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Okay, the more I look into this vanity sizing thing, the more pissed off I get (see yesterday's blog if you have not yet). I was so excited to fit into a size 4. SO EXCITED! But really, I want to fit into the clothes that I got too big for. These imposters claim to be a size 4, but I think in all reality they are at least a 6. I have a pair of work pants in a size 6 that are slightly snug. That is how the "4"s fit me. BUT, who's to say that the work pants that are a size 6 aren't imposters too? What if they are really a size 8??

Please, don't get me wrong here. I know it's not all about the numbers. Whether those pants say 2 or 14, I am the size I am. I GET THAT! But I had a goal that I was working for "to be a size 4". That was a dream. To be and maintain that size was what I wanted to accomplish. But now it's all fake. I don't WANT to be a "size 2". I think that is too small for my body. Even though at my favorite store a "size 2" is probably the same size as the "goal jeans" I have at home that are "size 4". But to me, a "size 2" body with my frame would not be what I am going for.

My hips are 37-3/4 inches and my waist is 28 inches. These are real numbers. They can not lie. But I don't know how to use those numbers to create a goal. I'm just confused by this information. I know that I am losing weight and lots of inches. The "size 8" pants from my favorite store use to fit me fine - now I'm lucky every day they don't just fall off. Good stuff right there! But heck, if these designers will create imposter pants that lie about their true size, who's to say they won't create pants that get bigger with each wash?? Then people would always need to buy clothes because theirs are too big!

I guess I will just continue to work to get my booty in my "goal jeans" that I have at home. By the time I get in them I will probably be a size -26 in today's sizing.


Have a great day! And to anybody I may not come in contact with between now and Thursday, happy Thanksgiving!!! emoticon
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  • KIMPY225
    I know what you mean - it is definitely tough having all of those size problems. There is slim fit, relaxed fit, etc... and then each brand has its own sizing rules! Crazy.

    I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving!

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    2036 days ago
    LOL! Totally frustrating!
    2036 days ago
    I'm glad you've decided to make the goal those old size 4's and go from there. Once you fit into them the way you want to, then take measurements and keep those as your goal rather than worrying about the size tag on a garment. Size 2, 4, 6 or 12 you are a beautiful woman full of life and that is the true measure of health.
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    2036 days ago
    HAHA your hips don't lie. Just like the song.

    I hear ya with sizing. I no longer have a size goal, because, as you know, it is meaningless!
    2037 days ago
    Jeans vary so much! You can have two jeans, exact same size, exact same brand, exact same style, and one could be too big and the other too small! Don't get frustrated about the size of the jeans! Right now, I can fit into a size 6 of one brand's trouser jeans, that same brand, I'm a size 8 in skinny jeans and their bootleg jeans, and the brand I normally buy, I'm a size 10! So don't focus on the number on that the jeans are, but focus on getting into the jeans that you want to wear!
    2037 days ago
    Like I said in your other blog, I COMPLETELY agree! Retailers are soooo annoying. Happy Thanksgiving to you too!!
    2037 days ago
    I am so with you.This is a big pet peeve with me!!
    2037 days ago
    I agree! I mean really, if you weaer one pair of pants you feel great about yourself. When you squeeze into another (same "size" mind you) you feel like dirt. I hate clothes.
    2037 days ago
    Hahahaha... How tall are you? I'm just shy of 5'7" and I have a waist of 27.5" with hips of 28".

    So my waist is smaller and my hips are bigger than yours.

    For the sake of my sanity, I am deciding that this means nothing because it's blowing my mind.
    2037 days ago
    It really is frustrating. It's amazing how everyone has tailored their sizes to what they think the consumer wants to hear, what won't make them feel the most guilty about their size. For example, even though I gained weight I had a problem buying a specific larger size of clothing. If at the same weight I could fit into a size smaller I somehow felt better about the way I looked. It really is a number game when it comes to clothing sizes. You really have to assess your goals to make sure that they're something that's more easily measured (like inches lost rather than pant sizes lost).
    2037 days ago
    2037 days ago
    You'd think it would be easier on the men's side as most clothes are measured in inches. Still, I could have 10 pairs of pants in my actual measured style and 2 would be too big, 2 would fit and the other 6 would be too small. Same thing with shirts. I have an XL shirt that fits perfectly and have 6XL shirts that barely fit. It's enough to make you want to throw a cart in the store.
    2037 days ago
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