What size are you? That’s a loaded question. I can tell you that I’m not a size. It’s not how I define myself and defining your self worth on a size is a very negative thing to do for your psychological health. I wear clothing that has size labels inside, and I van tell you that they vary, from an 8 (US4) through to a 14 and I take little regard of that size when I’m purchasing clothes, because to me it’s about what fits, not the number on the label.
I can tell you that pre-breast reduction that size range went up to an 18, just to fit my boobs in. Our bodies are unique and it’s impossible for mass market clothing manufacturers to make garments that fit all of us. If you have an expectation that when you walk into a store that everything will fit your amazing body perfectly, well that’s just crazy. Women have such varied bodies that there is no way it’s ever going to happen. Different stores will have their own pattern blocks which are based on a set of arbitrary measurements, which are then grads up and down for different sizes, and we all know that when we put on or lose weight it doesn’t come off in a totally even manner. So that to begin with creates one of the fit issues.
Plus there are no standards, across countries, let alone across the world. So don’t get upset when you have to try a different size from the size you think you should be. Think of a size label as a very vague guide to a kind of approximation of how large or small a garment is. That’s it. It has no value, particularly nothing to do with what kind of person you are, and I know that you are fabulous. Whatever you do, don’t put your life, or finding and creating your personal style, on hold until you are a certain size!
So often women tell me that they’d like to see me for a consultation, but feel that they are not worthy of spending the money on themselves right now as they are the wrong size in their own eyes, so deny themselves the pleasure and also the valuable information they would gain, which is size irrelevant!
Please, I beg you to believe, as I do, that you can be stylish no matter what that label says. Remember if you don’t like the number on the label, cut it out! You are beautiful and can be stylish no matter your size, shape or age.