General, Shopping haul

Slight rant.

You know when you buy something in a particular size from a clothes shop that you regularly use and, funnily enough, expect it to fit?!

Well, underwear, to me, is a pretty standard item of clothing I buy, usually from New Look, where I’m usually quite confident that if I buy one pair in a size 10, that another pair, labelled size 10, will be pretty much the exact same size…

I mean, yes, fair enough, slight differences will occur due to different styles of the underwear, but not, and correct me if I’m wrong, as large a difference as this...

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I know lots of people have investigated size discrepencies between different high-street stores, but within one store, you expect a size 10, to, well, BE A SIZE 10! I may be generalising here, but theres no wonder that so many girls have body confidence issues, and I’m talking about all clothes now… whether the label is too big or small to the actual size of the item, its just a mess!

For instance, I categorise Topshop as petite, so whereas in New Look I would buy a size 8 pair of jeans, Topshop would be a 10. Some girls, I imagine, avoid certain shops as they know that the sizing isn’t realistic. AND another thing, I work in Laura Ashley, where customers have asked me before if we stock size 6, as the size 8’s are too big. I agree! Some of the size 8 stuff may as well be labelled a 10 or a 12! Sizing should be standardised across all high-street stores.

Anyway, the main reason I’m even talking about this is the fact that in ONE store, there was THIS much difference between 2 pairs of pants, that yes are different styles, but they are intended for the same customer. I did tweet New Look and they are going to pass on the feedback, their reaction was ‘thats weird’. Pretty spot on if you ask me…

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