Size vs Fit

This weekend I had a conversation about wearing a bigger size of clothes than you think you are. Getting over the mental block that says "but... this is my size", and makes you continue to wear clothes which are too tight because of your pride, is a tricky thing indeed. Many women do this and... Continue Reading →

Body Image: Remember… size is just a number

The system used for labelling the sizing of women's clothes is a mystery to most of us. When the various standardised systems were first introduced, it became easier for women to buy clothing off-the-peg and know which garment would be most likely to fit them. However, since the 1980s, UK manufacturers have individually been slowly... Continue Reading →

The ideal woman doesn’t exist

I don't know where this image of three inexplicably naked and differently sized women is originally from, but it certainly isn't new. It reappeared on Twitter today and I couldn't resist asking my followers, "Is this true, or an excuse for nudity?". Before long there was a small flurry of responses. The first few replies... Continue Reading →

Campaign for Clearer Clothes Sizing

As anyone who wears women's clothing will tell you, it's tricky to know what size to buy. Unlike menswear, which uses actual measurements in its sizing, womenswear garments are assigned an arbitrary number leaving it extremely easy for individual stores to make these sizes to whatever measurements they like. This means that, while I own... Continue Reading →

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