Twitter user @chloemmx from Scotland, recently decided to take to Twitter to illustrate the problem with an example. She shared a photo of her jeans lined up, writing alongside it: “In case you’ve ever wondered why women get so frustrated with our clothing sizes – every pair of jeans pictured, is a size 12.”
Purchasing clothes based on their size can sometimes seem like a roll of the dice. A size 12 from one brand can be a size 10 in another brand. And even within the exact brand, individual pairs of clothes can be different in size. Basically, you need to just hope for the best outcome.
This is tragic, one pair is a size 4 and one pair is a size 10.. no difference at
Back in 2017, Instagram user Katy posted a photo of herself trying on two pairs of denim leggings at Express, which were allegedly the same size and cut.
Katy wrote at the time:
“If you ever find yourself in a fitting room ready to bust into tears when something doesn’t fit (we’ve all been there, myself included… millions of times… ask my mom) REMEMBER THIS PIC! There are times I’m a small, times I cant even muscle into a large, times a 10 falls off my hips & times, like this, it doesn’t even get past my thighs.”
“Sizing is silly…no one will know if you had to bump up or down because of the cut, style, or likely completely wrong sizing on the store’s part. You mean so much more than fitting into the smallest size you can. Our value should never come from a number…on the scale or in our clothes.”