Today I was sorting through some of my clothes so I could make room for three more thrift store finds and started looking at the sizes in my closet. I have blouses marked M, some marked XL or X1, some are marked 14, 16 and 18 and one top marked 10 and they all fit me. I have jeans ranging from 12 to 16 but when I recently made a pair of pants I cut it out at size 14 and it fit. Why this inconsistancy?
My husband can walk in a store and buy clothes and walk out without trying them on, his sizes always seem the same but I can't they are all over the map.
When I bought some T-Shirts last summer I fit a size 10 and I mentioned to the sales woman that the sizing must be wrong as I have never been a 10 and she said that some clothing companies are changing sizes so heavier women will think they still fit into a smaller size. Do they think we are fools? I don't consider myself very overweight, about ten stubborn pounds that nothings seems to shift but at 62 maybe those ten are OK but I don't like not being able to just walk into a store and buy something without having to try the darn thing on. It also makes reading sewing patterns difficult so I end up cutting things to big and gradually fitting them.
One of life's little annoyances.