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Has anyone noticed that the sizing of women’s clothes has changed? For example, I wear a 14, but when I get something in “large” it doesn’t fit properly. I wind up getting an XL or a 1X just so I can have some room. I bought a “L” dress from that Animal Rescue Site shop and although the dress fits, it’s too loose on top and too tight on the bottom. I thought maybe it was my imagination until I mentioned it to my best friend who agreed with me! It’s bad enough I can barely find stores with pants that fit people 5‘10” and over.

I’m also resisting the urge to check out Nordstrom’s Half Yearly Sale, LOL....

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      Tuliplady wrote May 29, 2011
    • Seems like they are sizing bras differently these days too.  I spent a very unpleasant half hour this afternoon trying to find something that fits.  No luck at all.




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      Frannie1964 wrote May 29, 2011
    • I guess it just depends on the makers. Sometimes I will fit into an XL and then other times depending on where I shop I need a either a size bigger or smaller. It’s confusing. Also with my jeans, I will buy jeans at Old Navy and the size 16 fit great but then I go to Lane Bryant and the 16 is too loose. IDK, go figure.




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote May 29, 2011
    • I’ve notice that the fabric on tee shirt seems to be very clingy and thin. I don’t like the way they fit. I think they make me look much too heavy on the top. It’s unnatractive. I tried on several dresses at Macy’s the other day looking for something for my brother’s wedding and nothing fit. Again, the fabric was very stretchy and clingy.

      Now, shoes - I have no problem finding things I like!estatic




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      Mztracy wrote May 29, 2011
    • Bras especially! And yes, clothing, imo, is made differently and in many cases not as good quality in the past.




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      Max0125 wrote May 30, 2011
    • As fr the bras, I recently saw a bra fitter on V who said that women should get fitted every 2-3 years, especially if they are over 40 since women’s bodies change that often apparently. On Tues I will be fitted!

      I went shopping recently and had difficulty finding clothes that fit properly. I swear shopping for jean is becoming as traumatic as shopping for a bathing suit. I kept on getting jeans that were too baggy in the hip/waist area and super tight in the thigh area.  

      Mary




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      Kyah wrote May 30, 2011
    • Glad I’m not the only one. I always buy more than one bra because I tend to go through them quickly. I laughed when I heard some expert say a woman should get a new bra every 3 to 4 months. I’d wear mine until they no longer did what they were meant to: head ‘em up & move ‘em out LOL. Gone are the days when I let the ‘girls’ run wild and free....

      I hate the stretchy/clingy fabric too. The scarcity of cotton from India (floods devastated the crop supplying the international community) has created a shortage so bad that manufacturers have resorted to blending cotton with linen (DO-ABLE), polyester (UGH!), modal (YIKES!), rayon (HAND WASH??!) or spandex (UH-OH!). I also noticed a lot of stuff is see-thru, which I really hate. I try to stick with companies I can trust like Chadwick’s, Bali, Newport News, L.L. Bean and any company with free return like Ideeli.

      Don’t have to worry about Nordstrom’s Half Yearly Sale. Hardly anything in my size that I like, even shoes. Good, more $$ in my pocket....




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      Marya1961 wrote May 30, 2011
    • Most of the clothing today is made cheaply, looks trashy and has very little support for those of us who are middle aged.

      I, too, flip flop from one size to another.  It is really aggravating.  The jeans fit good in the legs, but too tight in the belly and huge in the lower back because my back is narrow at the bottom.

      So, I trudge from store to store just trying on everything just to see what fits...and let’s not forget we still want to look a little trendy and not like a frump.estatic




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      Vikki Hall wrote May 30, 2011
    • I quite looking at sizes!




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      Angelcart wrote May 31, 2011
    • I read that a lot of designer’s will put a smaller size on the clothing so when women try it on they’ll be all excited that they are in a “smaller” size.  Truth is, it’s not a smaller size!




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      Linda L wrote Jun 1, 2011
    • I’m small on top and hippy so it’s frustrating to find clothes that fit me right.  I have better luck in the petite section for tops and skirts have to be a-line.

      I wonder how the manufacturer or designer determines the size.  Some large look like small.




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