Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Open letter to clothing manufacturers...
Dear Women's Clothing Manufacturers:
While I am rather pleased with the fact that I have, over the past year and a half, lost about 10 - 15 lbs, I do not appreciate the tricks you are playing on me. I know I am somewhat smaller than I used to be, but this tom-foolery has got to stop.
Several months ago, after some coaxing from a friend, I decided to try a pair of jeans in a size 10. Imagine my surprise when I saw they fit. As I said, I'd lost some weight, so it wasn't a shock, per se, but a happy surprise. Not long after, I purchased two pair of jeans in a size 8. My neighbor handed me a pair that was a size 6 and my jaw dropped when I slipped them on with ease. I have not worn a size 6 since sometime in high school!
Last week, I purchased five new pair of capri pants; two pair are size 8 and three are size 6. Not to be fooled by your silly sizing tactics, I decided to do some investigating.
I took my new size 6 slacks and held them up to some other slacks that are a size 12.
THEY ARE THE SAME SIZE!
Ok - not exactly...but no more than an inch different. The waist of the 8s is larger than that of a size 12 skirt I have had for years.
Do you really believe, Manufacturers, that we women are so shallow that we will be fooled by this new size system?!
I thought so.
Sincerely a six,