Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Do you know your clothing sizes? Wrong!
Thinking of getting a new work wardrobe?
According to Christina Binkley, WSJ, Jan 31, 2013, more than half of women try on two sizes of everything.
We are no closer to standardized sizes than decades ago--despite the best efforts of MIT mathematicians. Then add in vanity sizing--how a 12 from 1955 is now a 4.
So some internet companies are dumping the size thing. Instead you send measurements--and they figure it out. One thing you can do is find a site or brand that caters to your body type. If you are petite--try brands from countries with small people. Believe me, a Vietnamese Extra Large would not fit on my arm!
Levis, for another example, has Curve IDs--you fit to your rear.
Don't buy a size down in relaxed fit and expect it to work, one manufacturer said.
This gets complicated...but if you want to, you can google your way to better fitting duds.
Still, on the TV show Fashion Police, we see badly fitting clothes on the richest people. Go know.