vanity sizing

Style
"They’re just random numbers. They don’t mean anything."
Women
Whatever size you are in any particular piece of clothing, that's the size you are in that one store ONLY. Let's let this soak in and realize that if we are a bigger size in one store, that it does mean ANYTHING about us.
Style & Beauty
Making a woman feel insecure regarding how much cloth it takes to cover her body further perpetuates the misogynistic idea that a woman's body is her greatest asset. J.Crew's introduction of a size 000 is a business move, not a personal one.
Women
Thank you, Tim Gunn, for alerting us to this incredible infographic the New York Times created to show us just how meaningless
Style & Beauty
Zara has struggled in America, for instance. It sells trendy cuts and slim fits. Outside the biggest cities, Americans have
Style & Beauty
See the size chart at Zara. Do you have issues fitting into their clothing? We can't say that we've never been a victim of
Style & Beauty
Writer Stephanie Clifford told Ann Curry that men's sizing was standardized around the time of Civil War uniforms, but there
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Sauer laments: But what about menswear? Esquire's Abram Sauer charted his actual waist size (36 inches) vs. his size in trousers
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We know that some clothes run big and others run small, but could retailers be changing garments' sizes in order to make