Ivan had the unfortunate opportunity to be stuck accompanying me while I was clothes shopping. During our excursion, I bought some unmentionables. The unmentionables were mentioned abruptly when Ivan asked, “ why are your underwear not the same size as your pants?” Uhhh. Hmm. Good question.
When a guy goes to buy a pair of pants or underwear, the size is labeled as the width of the waist, which is the same as the waist of the man… or whatever part he prefers the waistband to line up with… hips, lower belly or under the bum. So why then do women need to keep track of so many different numbers and size descriptions?
Bra = Chest + Cup. This is the easiest one, and yet so many women wear the wrong size.
Underwear = a series of numbers from 0 to 13 that line up roughly with groupings of pant sizes.
Pants= a series of sizes that range from 00 to roughly 38 these numbers correspond to nothing really, it is not like you multiple by 2 to get the width of your waist. I guess there could be some complex algebra problem here that I am not aware of.
Shirts = XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL… etc…. good luck finding a perfect fit here, more X’s usually equal more width and gigantic arms, but don’t expect any extra length, because then you may need Tall, and let’s not forget the petite and petite plus, which have their own sizing.
Are you confused? I know I am. But here at Amy Brill Sweaters, we have decided not to add yet another complex sizing formula in the mix. We are no longer short/mid/long and narrow or wide. We have standardized our sizing. You now can order small, medium, large and XL. Don’t worry there will still be some one-size and oversize items. We are just making sure that we don’t add to the already confusing world of women’s clothing sizes. When buying your next Amy Brill Sweater, if you want your perfect shape, it is still here, just ask… we’ll get it right for you.