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How do designers measure their sizes?


From Walmart Brand, to H&M, to JOE to Mossimo, to Ralph Lauren, to Tommy Hilger, to Volcom, to etc etc etc.

What is a size 8 in one is a size 4 in other or a size 8 in one and a size 12 in other.

What do you think about this and doe anyone have ideas as to why this is?
Oct 03, 2016 @ 03:32 pm

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I heard it's one of their tactics so you kinda feel good about yourself and buy more clothes from them. Like at Old Navy, I can wear their size 10's but I'm between 12 and 14. I think this is stupid and screws up women's or any other persons minds and creates insecurity and frustration.
Oct 03, 2016 @ 04:48 pm


I know it's a little annoying when trying to order things online, I don't always know what size to get.
Oct 03, 2016 @ 07:35 pm


I hear ya, it's confusing! I don't ever buy clothes online for that reason, I would have to try them on before buying. Especially, jeans!
Oct 03, 2016 @ 07:59 pm


It's especially confusing when you end up taking different sizes from the exact same brand. This happens to me a lot at stores like H & M or Mark's Work Wearhouse. The size discrepancies are so weird sometimes. I think it must be because they're made in huge factories.
Oct 04, 2016 @ 05:00 pm


I learned years ago from a Japanese friend when she told me that the smaller sizes are tiny and were geared towards the Orientals because they are mostly so tiny and dainty.Sounded weird to me, but maybe she had a point.
Oct 05, 2016 @ 10:31 am


I was told that too. The designerswho make more expensive clothing gear toward a certain body type so that their brand is more "specific" and yes, I see your japanese friends pint Irememberu. I like Guess. I am a size 12 and their clothing seems to fit me well top to bottom.
Oct 05, 2016 @ 11:47 am

Europe vs UK vs US

I have the same problem. I often get clothing from European and UK stores but the sizing is so very different to US. And let's not even talk about Asian brands...
Oct 10, 2016 @ 10:11 am

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