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As in a 14 shorts were too big so you couldn't do them up?
Gap is awful, I asked and they said it's because they catered to an American market. I'm off the bottom of the scale there in terms of trousers and can only get tops from there.
Vanity size is annoying I am at the top end of BMI and smallest sizes are often too big! I went into Mango the other day (a shop I generally think of being quite small) and I tried on a S skirt and it was gaping all around the waist. I don't know how skinny people find clothes!
Gap are very irritating. Their sizes aren't even reliable in the same garment; you can pick up two pairs of trousers off the rail in an identical style and size, but if you try them on they are completely different. Sometimes the fabric is different too, despite the style being identical!
I can't get Gap clothes to fit in store as they don't stock the xxs. Tis rubbish.
Plus I went to M&S today to see if I could find some plain cotton jumpers. Everything was MASSIVE.
And it's not like I'm genuinely tiny. I'm an 8, in old money I might even have been a 10. I now have to shop in places like Jack Wills and Superdry where they don't do vanity sizing. It is REALLY annoying.
I am a large lady and last week bought a lightweight coat from one company, size 18 then saw in TKMaxx a lovely tailored jacket from a rather smart classic make and could only just get into the largest size which was a 24! The truth is somewhere inbetween but 3 sizes difference??!
I shopped in Next this week for the first time in years. I'm short and plump. I came home with size ten jeans. Very nice and everything but I haven't been a size ten for 20 years and never will be again