Your Sizes are all Mixed Up!
What is it with SIZE!! Oh wouldn't you like to know! Size is a made up term by an industry that is slow to catch up with modern times. That is it. I said it. There is no Universal Size for Women....Anywhere! Shall I repeat that? Nowhere has anyone defined what a Small means. Our brands are designed and made in The USA, China, India, Canada and Spain to name a few. Do you really think that these countries (that agree on very few things) have somehow come together and agreed on this one extremely subjective topic??? NOPE...so then why are you beating yourself up for wearing a Large when you have always been a Medium? It is solely based on what that particular designer decides is a Small, Medium or Large. And even then, they are not consistent within their own brand. Not because they are evil , rotten people. More so because they are rushing through trying to get their line put together. I will tell you there are categories that Brands fall into. They build their brand based on a certain "body type"...whatever that means! Junior is a body type, this body type is based on a thirteen year old boys measurements (LOL) Lanky, Thin, not a lot of shoulders, and certainly not a whole lot of Breast. This does not mean the clothes are made for a Junior Girl, they are simply built with that body type in mind. The other body type is Missy, these clothes allow for Shoulders, Breasts, Abdomen and Booty! Sounds like us! Right? Unfortunately, these designers can miss the mark and often times design pieces that look like house coats rather than dresses. At Madd Style I obtain brands from both markets and a few that meet in the middle. That is why sometimes I can send someone home with an x-small top and a Medium Cardigan with a size 6 jean and a size 10 trouser. All of it fits , but the sizes are all over the place. And that is why we are always here to help navigate this crazy mixed up world of FASHION. So Please..next time you step into that dressing room and pull the curtain shut, try to care less about the size, and more about the look and feel. Next Week: Demystifying Petite, Plus and Vanity Sizing.