Here is some news I can’t use (thankfully). But it may be helpful to some of my female readers.
This obviously requires further investigation.
No other item of clothing is neglected in such a routine way than the all important brassiere is.
Pants. Shoes. I think nothing illustrates the sad state of female clothing like the pocket, but it’s not an article of clothing in itself.
Whenever I read an article like this, about women’s clothing, emotions, medical issues, WHATEVER, invariably the SAME thing always crosses my mind.
I am SO happy I’m male, THANK YOU Lord making me, ME!
Perhaps things would be improved if there was a “truth in sizes” law. Most men’s clothing sizes are based on measurements such as waist circumference and inseam length (such as 32, 30). There are still variations in cuts but we at least have a real starting point. When a woman says she wears a size 8 or whatever, what is being measured? Why has the size 8 of today considerably larger than it was 50 years ago? Who are they trying to kid or fool?
Why do you need a law?
If women really wanted such a measurement system they’d be flocking to the various manufacturers that have attempted to implement such systems. They don’t.
Why? Well, because, that would be telling people their measurements. Try to find a woman that is happy to do that.
It’s so complicated with women , what to wear outside and inside , what people will think,right or wrong. Be yourself ladies..
Larry J – It’s even worse than that. I imagine that many American women are utterly horrified if they happen to buy clothes while travelling to the UK (and maybe continental Europe as well, I’m not sure). UK women’s clothing sizes are 4 greater than US ones; a woman who is size 8 in the USA would be size 12 over here.
A couple of the women’s clothing shop chains in the UK have set up new surveys to re-calibrate standard clothing sizes. It’s not just overall size; body shapes are changing as well.
“Women’s” shapes have certainly changed in MY lifetime. Women used to look female, now many of them look like, or work to look like 15 y/o boys. Which is the look the designers like, but most of THEM are GAY!
We watch a LOT of old flicks at my house, they’re better all the way around and neither my wife nor I ‘need’ CGI and 6 explosions and hour for a good movie watching experience. I come from a family who mostly prefers the older movies. One thing that we say all the time, depending on who is in the movie obviously, is that “X” actress would starve in Hollyweird now!
I think I’ve said this here before, come to think of it.
Many of the big name actresses and female music stars of the 30′s, 40′s, 50′s, 60′s and even into the 70′s, would NOT get jobs in films now. A prime example is Marilyn Monroe. She would NEVER have gotten her first job, built as she was then, looking for work now. Too fat, too busty, googly eyes, squeaky voice.
I don’t make that up, I read it, as the comments came from film students who were given screen shots of her from the back, from the front w/her face pixeled out, her eyes w/ lower face pixeled, and then just her voice with a sentence or two spoken, sans context.
But we’ve all heard of actresses ‘outting’ directors or production companies, for telling them, “… we want YOU, but could you lose 10 or 12 lbs, AND we’ve talked to [enter another actress here, who looks similar], she’s WILLING to lose 5 lbs to get this part. And many women have a ‘look’ they’re trying to get, and many of them are emulating these actresses who look like 15 y/o boys.
Unless you turn on the Spanish Channels for Telenovelas or the news! When they run American made movies, BACK to the boy look! Oh well.
A prime example is Marilyn Monroe. She would NEVER have gotten her first job, built as she was then, looking for work now. Too fat, too busty, googly eyes, squeaky voice.
Actually, that’s a myth.
I’m probably gonna regret saying this, but right now it’s just us guys in here, so…. Who are they trying to kid or fool?
The weight / size obsessed female consumer, that’s who!
But it’s not an honest subterfuge, the female consumers are IN on the con, they’ve got to be! I’m the kind of guy who will buy anything my wife wants. I have NO trouble buying anything my wife needs or wants. I’ll shop for the Victoria’s Secret stuff, or granny panties for under jeans for yard work. Being that guy means I’ve been buying clothes for her for roughly 40 years now.
First and foremost, the female size charts are stupid and the sizes HAVE changed within the charts.
Second, any woman who’s been buying clothes for 10 years or more has got to know the sizes have changed, within the charts. I can see it, so they’re bound to know. But the entire idea of Size 4 Petite, Size 4 Misses, Size 4 OMG It’s coming this WAY!, is stoooopiiiiidddd! In truth, Size 4 should be X lbs and circumference, and the other Size 4′s should be Size 10 [?], and the lst Size 4 should STILL be OMG, but at Size 18 thru 44!
And before any ladies jump me for the OMG joke, I’ve been buying MY clothes off the OMG racks for 20 years. But I can tel you, that I have a couple of Size 3X t-shirts from 12 or 14 years ago, that are the SAME size as 5X shirts NOW. So it’s not just the ladies getting bamboozled size wise. I’m 125 lbs smaller than I was 3 years ago, but my clothes SIZES are bigger when I buy clothes.
The only item, that I can think of, that has changed SIZE wise as much or more than clothing, is AIRLINE SEATS! It’s appalling what they call a seat in 1st Class now, the other seats are just an abomination size wise.
For girl’s clothes, sizes match approximately ages (a normal-sized 6 y.o wears somewhere in the vicinity of a size 6). I was looking at some clothes in a pioneering museum and for women’s clothes the sizes (up to around 14 or so) seemed to track in roughly the same fashion. I don’t know what the basis is for sizes nowadays.
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