Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-29-2010, 03:18 PM   #1  
fat-fighting ninja!
Thread Starter
 
2phatinvictoria's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Victoria bc Canada
Posts: 355

S/C/G: 276/seeticker/235

Height: 5'7

Thumbs down sizes....bleh

Man im so sick of different sizes.. I hate that in wal mart for pants.. i could be from a 23 to 14 (no joke i have em all) and that there shirts i have from a 3x to a med.. Why such a drastic change... Like for instance.. i bought a dress at wally world the other day and it was a womans large.. then a week before that i bought a dress and it was 2x... I dont get it.. it sickens me... It happens at every store i go to.. Urban planet..(is really bad for this too..) Suzy shier.. (bad)..... i wish people who made clothes could get together.. and pick.. so that you didn't have to try on a billion sizes.. argh

oh well... i guess i cant win em all

thanks for letting me rant... it drives me freakin mental!
2phatinvictoria is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2010, 03:29 PM   #2  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,294

S/C/G: HW:300 Pregnancy: 160/167/185

Height: 5'5"

Default

This is the price we pay for the fact that you can go to a Wal-Mart and for $4 buy a shirt that was sewn together in Indonesia from fabric woven in China out of cotton grown in India. And it costs us about 30 minutes of labor at minimum wage. That's mind-boggling, really, and part of how they keep prices so low is shoddy quality control.
Shmead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2010, 03:39 PM   #3  
Resident Pixie
 
Onederchic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 14,658

S/C/G: Pant Size - 28/12/8

Height: 5'2"

Default

I understand so much. My favorite pair of jeans were a gift from a friend here at 3FC actually and they are not a Wal Mart brand and they are a size 14, love them! When I go to Wal Mart, I am between 14-18, it makes me so upset most times which is prolly one of the biggest reasons I rarely shop at all lol *hugs*
Onederchic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2010, 04:21 PM   #4  
Senior Member
 
ubercast's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Port St Lucie, FL
Posts: 226

S/C/G: 252/235.6/150

Height: 5'5

Default

Walmart is cheap, but I don't like the quality of their clothes. I'm tough on my clothes, and the Walmart stuff just doesn't hold up for me.
ubercast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2010, 05:39 PM   #5  
Restart Date: 10/25/2009
 
lovemyboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 587

S/C/G: 215/160/115 HW: 235

Default

Yes, this is maddening! It's one of many reasons that I do not enjoy shopping.
lovemyboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2010, 05:39 PM   #6  
Calorie counter
 
Eliana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,679

Height: 5'4.5"

Default

I'm having mental issues with the whole vanity sizing business. At Land's End (Sears) I feel awesome! The same size does not fit at Meijer. I'm now wearing the same size I was in before I got pregnant 10 years ago, but am I really??? I'm not sure. LOL! I think vanity sizing has happened in the last 10 years.
Eliana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2010, 11:20 PM   #7  
Member
 
Button's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 61

Height: 5'6

Default

I hate sizing differences, I really do. I was looking at clothes in Goodwill today and I really hated having to go through my mental list of "this brand fits small, that brand fits large, I don't know how that brand fits, etc." Somewhere out there exists a standardized list of clothing measurements, and I wish that someone would make all the clothing producers stick to that standardized list. That way we can walk into a store and have a good idea how the clothes will fit.
Button is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2010, 02:14 AM   #8  
fat-fighting ninja!
Thread Starter
 
2phatinvictoria's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Victoria bc Canada
Posts: 355

S/C/G: 276/seeticker/235

Height: 5'7

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Button View Post
" Somewhere out there exists a standardized list of clothing measurements, and I wish that someone would make all the clothing producers stick to that standardized list. That way we can walk into a store and have a good idea how the clothes will fit.
.... ill wish if you wish... maybe.... one day.!
2phatinvictoria is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2010, 08:45 AM   #9  
Senior Member
 
PeanutsMom704's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 2,020

S/C/G: 263/ticker/156

Height: 5'7"

Default

It is definitely frustrating. And it's not even like you can count on even being consistently the same size in the same brand. I have some Landsend tops that are way too big in a 3X so when I got a bathing suit, I figured a 20W should be fine. Nope, too small. I also have some pants and skirts and bathing suit bottoms from them in 3 different sizes that all fit.

Last edited by PeanutsMom704; 05-30-2010 at 08:45 AM.
PeanutsMom704 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I'd like to hear from people who DIDN'T like TurboJam.. FitMomEB Fitness Videos 20 07-22-2007 08:15 PM
Btb Members Chat~game 4!! Wide in Winnipeg Support Groups 363 06-11-2006 03:59 PM
Sugarbusters Weekly Support Board 5/16 - 5/22 Ellen Sugar Shakers 92 05-22-2005 04:43 PM
Weekly Journal Buddy Thread (5/09 to 5/15) PeachGirl 100 lb. Club 71 05-16-2005 12:18 PM
Scale Addicts Anonymous #5 Hotsplashes Support Groups 104 03-09-2004 01:55 AM


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:37 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.