We have all walked into clothing stores, tried on clothes, and then found we were fitting into a completely different size than the last store that we were in. That goodness for dressing rooms, right? It's so frustrating though to never really know what your size will be and see things hanging in your closet with no cohesive size hanging on the tags. People wonder why women "love" to shop so much when the reality is that since our sizing in stores is so different than men's (where they literally just use the actual waist measurements), we have to spend so much time trying things on.
But here we are in 2019 and things are still the same difficult mess that they have always been. Because of this a woman opened up on Twitter and shared her rage on this topic and she is one hundred percent spot on.
Chloe Martin, who is eighteen years old, from Glasgow, shared a picture on her Twitter account that compares five different pairs of jeans that are all supposed to be a size 12 in the UK.
Incase you’ve ever wondered why women get so frustrated with our clothing sizes - every pair of jeans pictured, is a size 12 pic.twitter.com/V88JAPQZTI— c (@chloemmx) March 8, 2019
She vented about all the things that women across the world are feeling saying that, "Incase you've ever wondered why women get so frustrated with our clothing sizes - every pair of jeans pictured, is a size 12 [sic]. And you know what's even funnier, the very bottom pair fit me perfectly, the 2nd pair from the top, are too small, how does that even make sense when the top pair is bigger????"
Beyond just the sheer annoyance never really knowing what size we will be in every single store, the whole concept further sheds light on the even bigger issue of how women are always being pressured to look a certain way. We can walk into one store and be a size eight and feel great about ourselves and then fit into a size twelve in another store and it makes us question everything. It's awful, really.
The easiest resolution would probably be to just have all bottoms come in waist and length in inches, just like men's, so that sizes were the same no matter what store you are shopping in. A girl can dream, right?
At this point, Chloe's tweets have gotten over 100,000 retweets, so that shows a lot of women feel like same way.