Friday, August 27, 2010


Working in retail you hear women complain about their bodies a lot...A LOT. Sad but true. Anyway whats worse than that is the number of women who are in
DENIAL about there size.

I had a client return a size 10 jean, complaining they were too tight, and she needed a size 12. As soon as I pulled out the size 12 without hesitation she yelled no that's too big! I decided to show her a couple of different 12s, without trying them on (although 10 was too small) she felt all of them"looked to big" hmm....

How do you feel about "happy sizes" where brands generously label clothing. Is this necessary?

I witnessed a client today frustrated because she was looking for something to fit her body,the associate asked her politely what size are you? She said 16-18. The associate explained to her in this department we go to a size 16 but we have a "women's department" although the associate said it in the nicest way possible the lady really got offended and quickly said "I don't wear women's sizes!" She was so hung up on her size it was no longer about the actual clothing.
I totally understand the worry women have with clothing not fitting appropriately but choosing your clothing based on the size tag versus the way they actually fit is a very backwards approach. Choose your clothing based on fit, and the silhouette appropriate for your body type :)

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