(Closed) Shapewear sizing rant

posted 6 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
1715 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
9 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

im sorry you are having this issue 🙁 this is why I only buy spanx from lane bryant…

Post # 5
46663 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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.

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