Does Size REALLY Matter When Shopping?

Does size really matter for Women when shopping for new clothing?

In this article, we will be talking about the differences of distinct sizes. A great example will be between a size 10 and 12. I’m sure you’ve tried different sizes clothing on at times (apart from your typical choice) and it felt like there was no difference? We’ll we’re discussing it HERE!

Personal experience

As most of you well know, I’m a guy! But I do know a thing or two about Fashion shopping… Not too long ago I was shopping for a pair of jeans to wear… They looked great! Just my size (32R), just the right tone of blue… my ideal pair of Jeans! I bought them, took them home and put them on and then the worst thing happens… They were too short for my legs! I couldn’t believe it! All of my other Jeans were the same size and fit PERFECTLY! So that’s what happened to me, have you experienced something similar in your past?

While looking into this topic, it appears that I’m not the only one who’s had the same ordeal. Sylvia, who writes for 40plusstyle.com says that her normal size is a size 6, but often needed to try size 4s on at times, as some of the clothes that are larger in dimensions just do not fit her. She has even managed to fit into a size 0!

Ordering online and offline can cause this so we can’t just blame the big corporate stores. The accuracy of the size of dresses, jeans or anything clothing and fashion related doesn’t seem to always be the right fit

What has been done to hide the truth?

I’m sure you’ve noticed it and it’s quite obvious to notice when you REALLY look for it. Sizes are now used as a range rather than an absolute. A great example is a size 10 – 12 Black Maxi Dress. It will fit anyone from size 10 to 12. You even notice it across a lot of Women’s clothing products. What do you think about this? Should we mask the problem by giving a rough estimate of size or should we give EXACT sizes?

What can I do to make sure I get the perfect fit?

- Try it on first! It can be time consuming and we’ve all been there where we either try it on to make sure it fits or just take the clothing stores word for it that it definitely is a size 14. Get into a habit of trying clothes on while shopping and it will become a seamless experience!

- 30 day return policy. Check behind the counter or with the online store that your purchasing with. See if they have a returns policy so if it doesn’t fit, you can either exchange it for one that fits or get your money back.

- Judgement is not enough. Get measured. Many stores give you the option of measurements before and while wearing the clothing to ensure that it fits correctly. It’s more common more expensive Fashion stores such as Armani and Ralph Lauren but if you haven’t tried it, then give it a go! It’s a nice experience.