I have to say that I have mixed feelings about this dress that I picked up on sale.
Yes I love the pattern. Yes I love the colours. YES it has pockets!
But it's a dress. And the area through the bust/back is a little bit tight.
Let's talk about "vanity sizing"…this is a size 2. I never take a size 2*. I only tried it on at the store because that was the last one they had left. I would have bought the size 4 if they had it. I thought I'd never remotely get a size 2 on my body…but here it is, a little bit tight.
Of course you will note that did not stop me from buying it.
Because this is the summer I'm going to lose that pesky extra 10 lbs and that'll make this fit me perfectly.
What's that you say? Never buy an item of clothing thinking you will lose weight to fit into it?
Hmmmm…. that seemed to have slipped my mind momentarily when I saw this gem had been reduced by $90.
I have to say that this vanity sizing is driving me a bit nuts. It used to be that you knew your size and it would work without fail. You could actually tell someone to buy you something if they had your correct size at any store. Now we know why they supply gift cards. 99% people need to return the gift because it doesn't fit right. Each store's sizing is completely different from the next. I can be anywhere from a size 0 to a size 12. Also even within the store items can vary greatly on sizing. What is the point of having a size at all?
Do you love or hate vanity sizing?