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Old 02-08-2008, 09:38 AM
 
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I hate when you buy the clothes and they shrink up about 2-3 inches in length at the bottom and the sleeves. I end up buying a size larger all the time. And this is not just the cheap stores - nice (SS) dept. store clothes do this too.

And I have not changed my laundering procedures... still dry in a cool setting dryer.
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Old 02-08-2008, 03:03 PM
 
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I hate shopping for jeans, because I have hips and quite a caboose, so I either have to go a size up to accomodate my rear, leaving weird gaps around the waist (I use belts and it still looks ridiculous), or go a size down to fit my waist, and have the jeans be uncomfortable everywhere else. Rarely do I find a pair of jeans that fit correctly.
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Old 02-08-2008, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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I hate shopping for jeans, because I have hips and quite a caboose, so I either have to go a size up to accomodate my rear, leaving weird gaps around the waist (I use belts and it still looks ridiculous), or go a size down to fit my waist, and have the jeans be uncomfortable everywhere else. Rarely do I find a pair of jeans that fit correctly.
or

you could do us guys a favor

and go to spandex!
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Old 02-08-2008, 07:22 PM
 
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you could do us guys a favor

and go to spandex!
LOL, spandex is an evil word.
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Old 02-08-2008, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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LOL, spandex is an evil word.
its also the only reason i go to the gym!

and, it would fit!
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Old 02-09-2008, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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That's another thing I've wondered about. If the average American woman is 5'4" WHY are all the clothes now cut for someone who stands about 5'10"? I spent $600 a couple of months ago having a whole bunch of clothes altered (waists taken in, hemmed 5-6 inches, seats taken in) that I picked up at bargain prices. It makes me crazy that I try to be so careful about buying clothes at good prices but then to tack on huge sums to have them altered.
I am 5'11", and a size 12. I can NEVER find anything long enough for my legs. I also have an hourglass figure, and if the pants fit my hips, they are too big for my waist, and not long enough in the legs. Needless to say, I make some of my own clothes, or have them made, and get the rest altered. I tend to buy what some would call "investment" pieces, so the small sum of altering is worth it to me.

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you could do us guys a favor

and go to spandex!
crystal, as we said in the '80's, spandex is a privelege (sp), not a right!
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Old 02-09-2008, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Gary, WV & Springfield, ME
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This is why I shop in the men's department.
I have yet to find a nice dress in the men's department.
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Old 02-09-2008, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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I have yet to find a nice dress in the men's department.
LMAO!!!!!!!!!!! that just made my day!
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Old 02-10-2008, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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so, how would you ladies feel if they started doing the sizes like they will in spain?

a 0 becomes a 30, a 12 becomes a 42, etc...
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Old 02-10-2008, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Gary, WV & Springfield, ME
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The issue is not about "small sizes" as much as sizes being accurate across the board. The OP was absolutely right about women's sizes not being true from one store to the next. Mens clothing sizes generally are true from store to store and that's why she shops in the mens department.
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