Growing up I was obsessed with the size of my clothes – both my bottoms and my tops. If I was a large, I had to stay a large; going up to an XL just wasn’t an option. That can make it super hard to dress in a flattering way, because my stuff was either too small or I just didn’t buy it.
But you know what? Size doesn’t actually matter, nor is it consistent.
Who cares if the number on your jeans is a 12 or a 14, because who knows if that 12 fits like a 10 or a 14?
Take this jacket for example.
Click here to shop this jacket at Nordstrom.
It’s stunning! Such great quality and the color is so me. It also has a detachable hood -which I’ve already detached because I do not like hoods- and I got it on sale during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 😱
Down side? It’s a XXL. And I’m usually a large.
I’ve actually tried a few other pieces from the brand – BLANKNYC – in some Trunk Club trunks so I knew going in I’d have to size wayyy up. Typically I’m a large on top, but if I wanted this jacket I’d have to go up.
Why are sizes so inconsistent? Who knows. I do know that using the size charts are the best way to go when shopping with a new brands or at a Department Store like Nordstrom.
And we have to stop being obsessed with the number on the tag and more obsessed with the fit of the clothes!
Because nothing is better than feeling good in your clothes.