This post really has nothing to do with the normal things that I blog about and I don't know if anyone will even read it. But I'm irritated. I have some things to get off of my chest, and well, hey, I have access to a place where I can, I guess, write about whatever I want.
So, here's the deal - I am SO FRUSTRATED with jean manufacturers, but namely, in this instance, The Gap. I have several pairs of Gap jeans. They have a few styles that seem to fit my body. Now, here's what annoys me - I have Gap jeans in 4 entirely different sizes. I have size 4, size 6, size 8, and size 10 currently in my closet and that currently fit. I'm not talking about different sizes in your closet because you've gained/lost weight at some point.
(On a side note, I'm only sharing my jean sizes to illustrate a point. Oh and I love those size 4's, the 10's not so much).
Ok, now 4 different sizes from the same manufacturer is just ridiculous! I can understand that there may be some variance in sizing across brands (actually there's a huge variance across brands), but you would think within a brand things would be somewhat consistent.
But this isn't even the end of the craziness. I finally thought I had figured out what sizes in what styles I wore within the Gap brand (went to the store and tried a ton on). I was about a 4 in the Long and Lean, a 6 in the curvy, etc. So when they had a huge online sale, thinking I knew what I was doing, I ordered 3 new pairs. All 3 pairs were the same style and matched a style I already owned and liked, they were just different washes/colors. Got them in the mail and only 1 pair fit! The other 2 will be returned.
Can someone please explain this to me. (Not that you can convince me that this is not insanity.)
Why can't jeans manufacturers just make it easy on us and at least make an effort to standardize things?
But I guess if you're looking for a moral to this story, it really is true that the number means NOTHING! (but I still like my size 4's better than those size 10's)