Woman’s Frustrated Facebook Post Shows A Huge Problem With Clothing Sizes
Finding clothes to fit is a tough task. You pick your size but then you have to go to the trial room to make sure that the clothes fit you properly. The sizes vary from brand to brand and it also depends on the clothing material or the type of cloth. For example, I wear an M size shirt and an S size t-shirt and sometimes need to buy XS or L size as well. Finding jeans is tough as the thighs are always on the way if they are bit heavy than the average woman of your size. Hips that are much too wide also do not help in finding pajamas that easily. Body image issues have been raised by these clothing brands as well and it is not just advertisements.
Similary, Deena Shoemaker facing the clothing woes talked about it.
She wrote how she has a "bone to pick" with designers and clothes manufacturers who keep changing what a size "4" or "12" is, depending on the garment or who made the clothes. No, she does not have a different weight every time she goes for shopping! It is the brands.
This is what she said
“No I'm not selling my pants; I've just got a bone to pick. I've worked with teen & pre-teen girls as a leader and counselor in various places for the last 6 years. I've listened to countless girls tell me about their new diets and weight loss fads. I've have girls sob in my arms and ask me, "if I were skinnier, would he have stayed? I've counseled girls who were skipping meals. I've caught some throwing up everything they've just eaten. But as I was going through my clothes tonight I started to notice how dramatically different the size of all my pants were. And I have a real problem with the fact that my size 5 pants fit me THE EXACT SAME WAY that my size 12 pants do.”
It is true that people often end up confused if they have put on weight.
“Let me explain why I'm not happy, America. You photoshop models and actresses and slap them on the front of beauty magazines. At this point it's a pretty universally known truth that you're lying to us and those aren't accurate portrayals of the human body. I can prove it to girls pretty easily by simply showing them how photoshop works. But when you resize a girl's pants from a 9 to a 16 and label it "plus size," how am I supposed to fight that? Photo manipulation is one thing but how do you expect me to convince her that the number printed inside her clothes is a lie too? How do you expect me to convince her that she doesn't need to skip dinner for the next month because her pant size didn't *actually* go up by seven digits? STOP telling my girls that a size 4 is the "ideal body size" and the "epitome of beauty" if you're going to change a size 4 into an 8 or a 12 or whatever number you feel like on any given day. And to you; my dear beautiful girls, my size 2 girls or my size 18 girls, your size doesn't determine your beauty; your life does. The size printed inside your clothes is subjective to the fashion industry's personal taste and it fluctuates rapidly. Stop believing the social normatives about who and what you should be. You are lovely and you are loved. Just exactly the way you are.”