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Clothes Sizes...

#1
Why can't they be consistent???

I went out and bought a few things last night out of necessity, as my 3XL stuff is just hanging off me.

So I came home with three 2XL T-shirts, a Timberland 2XL zip up hoody and a XL pair of slouchy shorts.

The shorts fit great. The hoody fits great. But buying T-shirts was a nightmare, the sizes were all over the place. You'd pick some up which were clearly nowhere near 2XL just by looking at them. Some were obviously a bit bigger but were too tight on. Some fit perfectly but didn't suit me lol.

Of the three I bought one fits lovely now and the other two are *slightly* too tight. I'm hoping that when I go away in a couple of weeks I'll have lost that little bit and they'll fit.

Grr... Still can't properly shop :(
 
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Guru

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#2
Sizes are a nightmare I tell thee LJ. The difference between a size 22 in one shop and and another can be the difference between me even getting it on or not - not just a bit tight or just a bit big. It makes no sense to me!
 

b_n_3003

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#3
it's beacuse shops lie!
well actually it isn't, well I don't think so ... I think it's a marketing ploy, you buy a size L in one shop, it fits so you go to another and buy a size L there - it doesn't fit, and who can be bothered to take it back? or you are normally an L, but in this particular shop you can fit in a M so you go there more often

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#4
Boo... Bloody marketing ploys :(

It's not like they were skinny makes like Calvin Klein either, just stuff like Quicksilver, Zoo York, and I even bought a Fila top lol. It's a shame because I did find stuff which fit me perfectly as I am now, but either I didn't like the design or they were some mental colour which I don't suit. Which is probably why they were still on the rack lol
 
#5
Depends on whatever factory makes them - i used to work in fashion and it varies a lot because not everyone uses the same standard of measurement. It can be quite polarised towards the bottom or top of a size scale - it just varies.

Part of it is psychological too i think.
 

sumayyah

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#6
see in evans i can range across 3 different sizes because they dont seem to have one standard for the size
 
#7
In all likelihood evans use various manufacturers and factories, as do most high street stores, so that will mean a variation in sizing.

In one instance I was a 36w for one pair of shorts and 40w for another in the same store - there is no continuity.
 

Guru

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#9
Good thing about losing weight - not having to shop in Evans!! I should have put that as one of my goals!!

Lynne
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I cannot wait until I don't have to shop there any more. Polyester is not nice, whatever size it is.
 

sumayyah

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#10
Good thing about losing weight - not having to shop in Evans!! I should have put that as one of my goals!!

Lynne
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oh i cant wait to have more shops to choose from

new look have some nice stuff but thier range is rather limited and only go up to a 26

i want to be able to walk into the next clearance shop near me knowing that they will have lots of nice things that will fit me
 
#12
Being able to go into "normal" shops to buy clothes is a massive incentive. They are much, much cheaper.

Evans charge a huge amount for their clothes because they know they have a captive market. Plus I think they size their clothes a tiny bit bigger so we feel better about ourselves when we buy a size smaller than we imagine we are.

Don't you think that however much you lose, you still feel bigger than you are?
 
#14
I'm looking forward to getting cheapo ones from M&S :D
I got some tops from Tesco of all places - me, Tesco - I was over the moon. I was picking them up and giggling to myself at the new size. Giggling that I could now walk down the clothes isle without thinking someone was watching me and saying "what does she think is going to fit her in here".
 


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