Why Are Women's Sizes So Bleeping Inconsistent?

A few days ago, off the air, Kevin and BJ The Web Guy and I got into a conversation about women's sizes. It started when I was looking at a size chart for a pair of leggings (you know the stretchy, one size fits most pants) and according to said chart, I would have needed to order an XL. (Not my usual size.)

As my rant ensued, the guys shared their frustration as well at not being able to purchase clothing for their significant other without offending her in some way. (Think of an, "asking someone who is NOT pregnant when they are due moment!")

Our listeners joined the conversation and it got me thinking why, oh why, is this such a problem? Furthermore, why, oh why, has some genius not resolved it yet?

I discovered that the issue, in part, is largely based on a very old size chart that was simply never updated for today's woman. Another part (surprise, surprise) is some brands' attempts to mess with our heads by putting smaller numbers on larger sizes. Click here for the full explanation.

Look, all us ladies are really asking for is a little consistency here! If I am a 4 in one store, I should be a 4 in all stores. If I am short, I should not be expected to be petite and if I have a chest, I shouldn't have to have to go up three sizes in order to button my shirt. Wow, I guess that is asking a lot, but hey, if anyone out there can figure this out, I will become your number one customer!


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