Post # 1
Possibly a plus size clothing rant in general. lol.
I am looking for shapewear and I am a size 24. When I looked at my local stores, Fashion Bug had my size 2x but I don’t feel it provides enough support but fit fine. Looked at the local walmart and a 2x is sized for someone who had a 33″ waist. When has a size 2x ever have a 33″waist? Going by those measurements I’d wear like a 6x or 7x in that brand and the brand Bali.
I realize I am plus size. I’m a thick girl and I accept that but I don’t understand why woman’s clothing has such a huge difference in sizing. I mean men don’t buy a 34 waist in something then buy a 44 in something else.
Post # 3
I hate this issue too. The problems relies in how american clothing companies have changed there sizings over the years and some companies have stuck to the old british ways. Have you ever gone to buy a sewing pattern and think WTF this makes no sense at all. If your street size is a certain number this doesnt apply accross the board which is why in the sewing world we ask for measurements instead of sizing. I know this doesnt help your issue but just agreeing this world sucks.
Post # 4
im sorry you are having this issue 🙁 this is why I only buy spanx from lane bryant…
Post # 5
It is a pain in the ass that there is no consistency in women’s sizes. Wouldn’t it be great to grab a size 4, 14 or 24 (whatever is applicable) and take it to the dressing room ( or even home) and know it’s going to fit? They manage to do that for men’s clothing.
Many manufacturers of higher end clothing are giving their garments sizing that appeals to the ego of their client, not their measurements. You may find that the more expensive the garment, the lower the size you can wear. Generally speaking, rich women would rather think of themselves as a size 0 than a size 6.
Ignore the sizing, carry a tape measure in your purse, measure the garment before you head to the dressing room, save yourself the stress.