Re: Difference between a Medium and a Large?
|Originally Posted by girl_geek
|Great info, very helpful!
My problem with shirts is always "Is the Small going to be small enough?" not "Which of these 2 sizes am I?" (In Misses at least.) If the brand offers an XS, that always fits better than the S, but so many brands just start at S. I have been gaining weight over the years, but lately all my weight just turns to fat on my tummy so I'm trying to slow my weight gain, so I think I'm going to be stuck wearing tiny shirt sizes for a long time. (Too bad I can't take some of that tummy fat and put it on my boobs! lol)
If I was still a teenager, Juniors sizes fit well, but I want to look like an adult Samantha, you should tell your company to make smaller sizes if they don't already lol
Some of the companies offer the smallest sizes online only. A lot of the time, it's hard to sell sizes like "00" or "XXS" in the stores, so they end up going to clearance. With online, they only make a small amount of those sizes, so they're easier to "sell through" (that means they sell the entire inventory). It's also difficult to guess which stores have the smallest customers, so if it's in stores it could be in the wrong store.
In my job, we constantly struggle with which sizes to get into the store. The average American population is changing by moving towards obesity.
Companies re-assess on a yearly basis now what our "average" customer size is. It's getting bigger all across the board (misses, juniors, and (heartbreakingly) even childrenswear). Sometimes, you'll find that while you've maintained the same weight, you now buy 1 size smaller in the same brand--that's because they've changed their average size to be more like the average American (who is getting chubbier, but gets alarmed if they need to buy 1 size bigger). It's up in the air if that's vanity sizing or just re-assessed customer sizing. But, it leads to more customer confusion because the same person could end up with different sizes from different stores that all fit the same (say, a 4 at Old Navy, 6 at J. Crew, 8 at H&M, 10 at Express, and a 12 at Hollister and they all fit perfectly). If America continues on the obesity trend, you'll have even worse luck finding small sizes (especially at mass market retailers). I'm not criticizing anyone, as I'm not a pencil myself, but it was shocking to find out that the average 7 year old now is way bigger than I was at 7 (and I was the average size).
When I go shopping, I always observe what the customers look like, what they're buying and what sizes they buy. I think my job subconciously taught me to do that.