Ever feel like you can’t trust the size of a clothing pattern, or confidence of purchasing pre-made clothes based on a particular size?  Seems that what might be a size 10 by one company is a size 8, 12 or 14 as defined by another company.  All so  confusing.  Here is a video that provides some great background info on how this all happened.  I hope you find it as interesting as I did.

If you are having problems viewing this embedded video, here is a link to watch it directly in Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QwlT5f7H1c



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5 comments on “Why Women’s Clothing Sizes Do Not Make Sense”

  1. Fascinating! I notice that when I shop a more expensive store the size is smaller than when I shop at someplace like JC Penney when I need a larger size typically. Guess the wealthy ladies don’t want to know their butts are fat. 🙂

  2. Sara’s comment cracks me up. It’s really interesting to know that the sizing charts stopped being standard in 1983. That’s when it got a lot harder to know if something would fit or not.

  3. Well, that explains a lot! It really encourages us to stick with a brand that we like because we know we can grab something off the rack and it will fit! I hate to try on clothes in the store and tend to stick with one or two places to buy because I know what fits.

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