Wednesday, August 12, 2015

DOES SIZE REALLY MATTER? 1 BLOGGER 10 PAIRS OF JEANS



My motto as you all know is : "style is about fit not size nor prize" and nothing illustrates that better than the experiment conducted by this plus size model.Thanks to major sizing discrepancies across brands, finding your real size can seem totally impossible. To illustrate the struggle  associate fashion editor at Bustle.com and BuzzFeed contributor Marie Southard Ospina put 10 different brands to the test in the exact same size. The outcome? As suspected, size really is just a number — don't let it define you. Read on for Marie's full story, straight from the dressing room.
  Between vanity sizing, inaccurate measuring charts at e-retail destinations, and the fact that no two bodies are the same, figuring out what size you are isn't an easy feat.
   When you're plus-size, things get even trickier. Let's forget, for a moment, that most brands and stores simply stop producing apparel after a size 12. The reality is that a curvier body has, well, more curves. And those curves aren't something you can easily measure — let alone put into jeans.

Liz Claiborne
All right, Liz. I'm a little bit impressed. You don't create lumps where there aren't any, and you're long enough to accommodate a 5-foot-10-inch gal's legs. But camel toe will forever be my personal fashion faux-pas. Some things I like to keep private.
*No Lycra
*GOLD STAR RECOMMENDED

Arizona
Forget the fact that these don't even button. What's going on with the super short length?
*No Lycra


Calvin Klein
What's with you, jeans? How is it that you fit my big bottom and thunderous thighs, but you refuse to budge when it really counts?!
*No Lycra

Decree
You're too big, Decree! When stretched at the front, we're looking at three unnecessary inches of space. But you're not baggy anywhere else! The confusion never stops.
*Lycra

Forever21 Plus

Ignore the horrendous lighting that is a Forever 21 dressing room. These aren't so bad actually. They fit everywhere they're supposed to. And yet my figure seems to have become far more pear-shaped than usual. Peculiar, indeed.
*Lycra

Jessica Simpson:
Just a few more inches . . . Not even worth the squeeze. Ankles too tight; derriere too loose. Fail.
*Lycra

Jones New York
I'm all for size experimentation, but unless I lie flat on my back and suck it in more than I've ever sucked it in before, this just isn't happening.
*Lycra

Levi's
Hmm. This isn't so bad. I would prefer you in high-waist, BUT you're relatively comfy and soft, and you don't seem to hate contouring to fit my wide hips.
*No Lycra
*GOLD STAR RECOMMENDED
 NYDJ
Ahh. The sweet feel of perfectly fitting denim. Such a rarity. Soft, sufficiently stretchy — I might change my mind about jeans, after all.
*Lycra
*GOLD STAR RECOMMENDED

Old Navy
Digging the relaxed boyfriend style. Not digging the "digging" at the hips and the dreaded camel toe.
*No Lycra

Bottom Line. go for fit and disregard the size label.

4 comments:

  1. High-waist jeans are my favorite!

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    1. Yes Andy they keep the trunk in check.

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  2. Annoys me that I can be 2 sizes out in some places so definitely have to try them on and don't even bother about the size
    Carrieanne x
    http://www.beautiesunlocked.com

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    1. Yeah Carrieanne, I use the clothing size as a guide for which ones to try but fit is all that matters .

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