It’s taken me a while and lots of body shape changes (fat kid, in-shape kid, in-shape adult, pregnant mama, breastfeeding mama, repeat a lot of times), but I think I’ve finally figured it out. Those numbers and letters on clothes tags? They don’t mean a darn thing.
I can grab a 5 pairs of size 6 jeans at a store and the can range from, I.can’t.get.these.past.my.thighs. to woah, I can put another person in here with me. Which means, in theory, I could grab one lucky size 2 and it will fit, or I might need a size 12.
So yeah, those numbers don’t mean a thing. The more I try on clothes, the more I realize it. And, I’m happier, too because I’m not stressing about fitting into a certain size. Instead, it’s about how it fits, how it looks on me, and most importantly, how I feel.
I was recently introduced to eShakti, the only online women’s fashion apparel company offering size 0-36W and custom clothing. They cover all of the bases with their sizing and put all of the measurements on there for you. Even better? They allow for customizations of all of their clothes. So, you start with a size, and then get a ton of options to make it your own. You can change sleeve lengths and styles, dress lengths, swap out hemlines and necklines, and a myriad of other options. So even though you start with that number, you can really make sure that your clothes are going to fit.
I lucked out with my awesomely bright pink jacket. The measurements were just so that I didn’t need to tweak it at all! The girls are still bigger than normal thanks to feeding Miss B and I still like the fit.
(This is why a mom taking pictures is too much. Kid bending over? Hubby snapping a picture when I’m fixing my hair. Whatever. Look at the jacket, please!)
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