Size Matters?

Yesterday I treated myself to a few bargains in town.

I browsed through the ‘last chance to buy’ rail and found two tops I liked. Not checking the sizes, relying on my eye, I took them to the changing room to try on. Both fitted perfectly and I went home very happy having bagged two new tops for the ridiculous price of €5.

When I got home I did the usual removal of the price tags and noticed something rather shocking.

Before I reveal this, take a look at the photo I took of both tops…


Bear in mind I bought these tops in THE SAME SHOP…

One is a size 6 and the other is a size 16.  Image-1-7 copy

Can you even guess which is which?

I thought I should share this because I know I am not alone in feeling cheated when it comes to clothes sizing. I am starting to think we should do away with it altogether and do as I did yesterday, rely on our eyes and a mirror to select our clothes. I know… online shopping makes this impossible.


This is a clear reminder not to take whatever number is on the label of your dress or jeans too seriously.


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