Want to Know Why Women Have Body Issues and Are Traumatized by Clothes Shopping?
There is no damned quality control from clothing manufacturers! That’s why!
I bought three pairs of the EXACT SAME PANTS in different colors. Let me state again that they were THE EXACT SAME PANTS. Same size. Same length. Bought from the same store, and made by the same manufacturer. They were all too long, so I brought them to my tailor to have them shortened with a sample pair of pants that I am comfortable with the length of.
I just got a call from my tailor saying that the inseam and lengths of all three pairs of pants were different, so I had to come in and be measured. YOU’RE KIDDING ME, RIGHT?!
This is part of the reason why women lose their minds when it comes time to buy clothing. There is no quality control. The sizes vary drastically from one pair of pants to another even if they’re the same freakin’ pants. You try on a pair of pants and it’s too tight, so you don’t try on another pair in the same size (if another pair is even available). You either go up a size (and feel bad about yourself), or look for something else (and feel bad about yourself).
You blame yourself, and the truth is that there is no quality control or consistency even within a specific manufacturer. So stop blaming yourself, and just try on another pair of pants in the same size. You may be surprised by what you discover.