I've discovered as an empty-nester that I have more time on my hands!
Thursday, June 23, 2011
What is with sizing these days? Can the clothing companies just agree on measurements for clothes that are standard for each size? I bought this top at Macys.com. The color, called peacock blue, caught my eye along with the way it draped on the model. It's kind of a slub tshirt material with dolman sleeves that drapes extremely well. I know it's made to be oversized, but this was way too big (unless I wear it with a belt - hence the self-tie belt I added to the picture). After trying it on, I packaged it back up for a return. In the meantime, another wild sale hit Macys.com (or else it was just a wild night of shopping for me). I went ahead and ordered the next size down in the same shirt before it went out of stock. The original size was so large that I thought maybe I'd have to order 2 sizes down. I received the new top today and it just barely fits. There is at least a 4 inch difference in width between the two sizes (and that's 4 inches x2, so really 8 inches total). It would sure be nice if these sizes were standardized! But do you know what my dream sizing would be? For plus size clothing to have a suggested shape, such as fits pear shape or hourglass shape, apple shaped, etc.! Can you imagine how many less returns there would be? Okay, okay, I don't suppose that kind of size-shaping will ever happen.