Monday, September 22, 2008
Ah, vanity sizing
…After the first rush of getting into a smaller size, do you think, “Hmmm, this is sort of weird”?
…Erica Sagon, AZ Republic, Sept 13, 2008, says it is quite likely that it is the manufacturer, rather than your on-and-off diet, that is putting you a few sizes smaller.
…It’s called vanity sizing. They have gone so low now, there is a Size 00. Are we going to Minus Sizes, just like we did Plus Sizes (HA preferred "Queen" sizes anyhow).
…The reporter went shopping with a model who wears 6-8. She found dresses in 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 that fit perfectly!
…Some makers cut things small, now, to maintain their skinny snob appeal.
…The moral: Always try on.
…There is a NY company called Fitlogic that is trying to standardize sizes. But many designers will be ignoring it.
…Checkout www.sizemeup.com. It is in beta but is designed to help you find out what size you are in what brand.
…Clothes that fit look best. Try to rise above the tyranny of sizes. HA is plus sizes. What is 2X. Two times what? Two Courtney Coxes?