Everyone knows that size is just a number, but when that number is inconsistent and just downright confusing, it can make finding clothes a miserable task.
As if dressing rooms weren't stressful enough with their weird lighting and fun mirrors...
H&M and numerous other clothing stores are making it hard to wiggle into their clothes, thanks to inconsistent sizing.
It might sound like a cliche, but the struggle to find any sort of rhyme or reason behind clothing sizes is very real.
It’s almost as if a random-number generator was spitting out sizes from thin air and assigning them to clothes.
It's not just an American thing. It seems to happen to women all over the world, and as mentioned, H&M has a pretty big role to play in people's frustrations.
There’s the practical aspect, which is frustrating at best. But then there’s another factor at play which is more subversive but even more troubling.
In a world driven by body image, especially for women, the sizing games that large stores play has an effect on the customers that causes them to question their appearance.
When sizes yo-yo between similar items, women — young women especially — start to doubt their health with every inconsistency. Good or bad, it’s the unpleasant truth.
So when one woman was faced with the confusion, she decided to not just roll with the punches.
She spoke up, revealing some personal info to let women know that they’re not alone in this struggle for consistency and clarity in clothing sizes.
See how it went down and her awesome response on the next page.