Personal shopper tip: Size doesn’t matter, but fit does.
Do you only try on one size, and if it doesn’t fit you give up? Instead of passing on that item, why not try it on in another size, even if that means going a size up.
For instance, when looking for the right fit in pants or a skirt, look for a smooth fit at the hip, and if needed have a tailor take in the waist. Men use tailors all the time, and you never hear a man complain about what size they wear.
Women, on the other hand, are very self-conscious about what size they wear. I see too many women pass up on getting a great fit simply because they won’t wear anything not in ‘their’ size. There is even a women’s clothing line that does not put the size label in a visible spot on their jackets so that women do not feel uncomfortable when the jacket is resting on the back of a chair. So cut your size label out if you cannot stand the sight of it, but remember that nothing looks or feels better than a good fit.
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