I’m usually not one to be too critical when it comes to brands and their sizing. For some reason, I’ve never really felt like the lingerie brands were so wrong in their sizing, and I actually never really thought about it… At “A Slip of a Girl“, however, a blogger has quite a shocking story to share about the Jezebel lingerie being sold at Macy’s (also available at Figleaves). Here’s a small excerpt straight from “A Slip of a Girl“.
“She blushes and replies as best she can under the circumstances (retail supervisors at department stores are notorious for watching staff at any given moment — do well, get a Frango; do poorly, get written up), “Well, it’s made for younger… er, smaller, um, like for Junior customers.” Junior my ass is what I am thinking. I know of no 16 year old who could fit in this stuff — big boobs or no. But I can’t terrify this poor clerk and say this to her. So I nod and go on my way. In my way out I pass through the children’s department. There on a 4-way is a collection of swimsuits (spring, remember?). I impulsively grab two bikinis, a size 7 and a size 12, and head back to intimates…
There I find the hidden corner of small smalls, and hold the size 7 child’s swimsuit up to the size Large women’s lingerie top, comparing (under) bustline to (under) bustline. Both garments have Lycra or other stretch so it’s a fair comparison. Held snugly, with enough tension to line the garments up and compare them I made my discovery: The size 7 is almost an inch and a half smaller. A full grown woman is supposed to be, at most, just 1 and 1/2 inches larger than a little girl who wears a size 7?
I swallow hard. I’m stunned. Hands shaking, I do the same with the size 12 … Holy crap, it’s one inch larger! The size 12 little girl’s swimsuit is one f****ng inch larger than a woman’s size Large.”
I just had to feature this, even though (and I want to stress this) I’m going to try and find out first hand on the next occasion… Feel free to do the same! 😉