Now before I get whiny replies saying how skinny I am, and how I shouldn’t be complianing, blah blah blah… please keep in mind this has nothing to do with the size of my waist, butt or thighs and everything to do with the inconsistency of sizing among women’s clothing…
So, I’m due for a new pair of jeans. (Granted, I don’t need them as badly as Gab does…) I have one pair that I’m not totally embarrassed to wear, but I really could use a nice dark “trouser” pair. Problem is, as I’ve mentioned before, I’m terribly cheap. The pair I’m currently wearing out set me back $10 I think. I plucked them from the clearance rack somewhere in the mall. Can’t remember where. The pair I was loving before then was a Gap hand-me-down from a friend. Well, I had to go to certain store for a mystery shop today and thought it would be a good time to look for a new pair.
The place had racks and racks of 75% off clearance racks, so I thought surely I’d find something. Well, after about an hour and a half, 4 trips to the fitting room, and about a baker’s dozen pairs of pants, I left with a cute pair of winter white sailor pants ($15), but no jeans. The thing that drives me nuts though is the fact that those 13 or so pairs of pants included sizes from 0 — yes, ZERO — through 6. Even more insane is the fact that at least 1 pair of size 1 pants was TOO BIG (thus the consideration of the zero), and at least one pair of size 6 jeans was too SMALL!.
Could someone decide on and STICK WITH a sizing rubric?! I need to mention that these are all the same brand. It’s not like this was the difference between Levi’s and Rider or something. They were all the store brand.
The awesome pair of sailor pants I bought were a size 1. I have not worn a size one before. EVER. Not even in high school. And I know that after 2 pregnancies (& subsequent deliveries) my hips are wider than they were at 18. So how is it remotely possible that I can even consider a 1?
Vanity sizing at its finest.
Meanwhile, has anyone noticed that Vicky’s Secret does anti-vanity sizing? I mean, since when is a 4/6 considered a Large? Hell, if I get the low-rise bikinis, I need to get an XL!
Could we all call a spade a spade?
…or at least a four a four?