Thursday, July 1, 2010
When size doesn't matter
Like most of you, I try to add a few new cute short sleeve shirts, skirts and shorts into my summer mix every year. Mostly, my clothing shopping consists of grabbing a few items from Target and throwing them into my cart along with the detergent, paper towels, toilet paper and protein bars. With three kids in tow, I don't try on the clothes at the store. Partly because of the kids but also because I know what my Target size is and can rest assured that after one washing the clothes will fit . . . or so I thought. This year, the clothes I bought in my size were, according to a certain sister of mine, fitting rather loosely. " Huh," I thought, "this is usually my size." And she was right, the clothes were loose and it wasn't because I was significantly smaller. It was because they had changed the measurements of clothes in that size. Which leads me to this thought: don't hang your hat on vanity sizing. After all, according to this article, 0 is the new size 8!
Just do this: buy clothes that fit. If the pants are a size 14, shake off that sinking feeling because you know that somewhere out there in a store near or far, a similar item is labeled a size 2. Feel good about your body and find clothes that reinforce that feeling. Now, I think I need to go clothing shopping again.
Posted by Apis Melliflora at 9:35 AM