Vanity sizing is one issue I do have. I sometimes struggle to find pieces with a perfect fit. I am a petite woman (just 5″2), and I am a usually a size 10 in most stores, but in some stores, like River Island and Topshop for example, I could find myself going for a size 12 pair of skinny jeans, and I am like, but why?
For someone who prefers shopping online, and who hates trying on clothes when I do go into the shops (I find it so hard, don’t ask), I do find myself stuck with ill-fitting clothes, buried in my ever-growing wardrobe, never to be seen again. It is like money down the drain really, and it has been a major shopping turn off for me. Why buy new clothes when they may not fit properly? That is another reason why you notice I mainly shop in few, selected UK stores. I just cannot be bothered trying 5 different sizes in a new store before I find the right size.
I still do not understand why I can fit into a size 8 top in stores like Next, a size 10 skinny jeans in stores like Debenhams, and a size 12 skirt in a River Island. Why do I always have to think and THINK again about the store size before shopping? Why can’t it be one size for every store? Why do retailers have to make shopping so hard? Like we don’t have enough worries already.
It took me a long time to finally come to terms with the fact that I am a different size in most shops, it took me a while to discover what size I was in my favourite shops, and it is still hard work remembering. I still unconsciously go for a size 10 piece when I go into a store, or shop online. Then I have to think of my size for that store. Sometimes, I find the style of the piece determines the size, the tighter the piece, the higher up I go. With all this confusion, you can imagine my excitement when I stumbled upon SizeStyler.
The way SizeStyler works is quite simple, you take your key measurements; bust, waist, length, hips, and so on, put these measurements on SizeStyler website, and the site will check hundreds of brands and recommend your best fit across thousands of products. Isn’t that the coolest thing ever?
SizeStyler will also instantly filter out pieces that won’t fit so you don’t waste time, keep you up to date with the latest High Street and Designer ranges, as well as the latest sales and promotions while you shop. This site takes the whole stress out of the sizing, you just need to put in your details once, and it does all the work for you. For someone who enjoys shopping online, this website is a lifesaver for me. I will be making the most of this website during the january sales, and shop in stores I haven’t shopped before, since I won’t have to worry about the sizing with SizeStyler searching for me.
Do you struggle with having various sizes in different stores? What do you think of SizeStyler? Drop me a comment, let’s chat.
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*This is a collaborative post.