Monday, May 24, 2010

Deceptive Sizing

Is it just me, or has sizing changed in the last year or so??

Have manufacturers tweaked the way sizes run in favor of consumers to make us feel better??

Maybe it's all the stretch lycra and denim, but I feel like sizes run much bigger than they used to - to my ego's delight of course.

I mean, who wouldn't rather be able to squeeze into a smaller size, even if the size does not run true?

But, what are the ramifications of this?

We are a nation that just keeps getting bigger and at the same time retailers are playing into this by making us feel smaller. Wierd. Isn't there anyone to regulate this?

In the meantime, I guess I'll embrace my new "size."

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