My dear, there is something wrong with their sizing. There is nothing wrong with you.
Also, tight or not, that looks stunning!
I was giggling because I knew about the sizing and that's why I ordered XL. I just thought it would be a bit looser in the arms and chest, so that's why it cracked me up. I like the top though and I'm not sending it back.
It doesn't look too tight to me; it's cute!
Thanks! I did layer it to hide the batwings and make it look more work appropriate though. I'm keeping it since I love the pattern.
Okay, first of all I feel absolutely confident that you said their sizes are juniors. I recently found out I can fit into some children's sizes, even on my bottom half (and I am and always will be such a pear), but in juniors an extra large barely fits me. Come to think of it, I'm not sure it always does fit me. And you are blessed with lovely breasts. I don't know how you lucked into not losing them or having them appear to be deflated balloons with your weight loss, but there they are. Lovely and full and the envy of many women, I'm absolutely certain (I myself have never longed for bigger boobs, but do wish mine had survived surgery in as good a shape as yours!)
Oh, and I meant to add that, in the last hour, I stopped at VOA where I tried on a really, really pretty dress embroidered with jewel-toned butterflies. I was very excited about it, and sure that it was going to work since it was a nine and I can usually get away with an 8 or even a 6. But there we went with the junior size thing... I know the hips are often cut narrower in juniors, and they certainly were in this dress. my lower abdomen looked not disimilar to a sausage stuffed in a sausage casing. Part of my brain really wanted to pretend it would be okay... but really it wasn't and I had to leave it behind. I know if it had been an 8 instead it would likely have worked. *pout* I know... it's not like I'm having a wardrobe shortage, but a pretty new dress (and it was so pretty) always really picks me up a bit, you know?
You have slim hips that probably work pretty well with junior sizes, and a small waist, but the people who design those sizes are not anticipating them being worn by a woman (as opposed to a girl) with a womanly figure. It doesn't mean you are too big. It means the shirt was cut for someone who doesn't have an adult figure.
And that sounds way more soap boxy than I meant. But, honestly, I was just telling someone I that I knew someone who was lucky enough to be very blessed in that area even post surgery. I didn't give your name or any identifying characteristics, but I was definitely thinking of you!
Edited at 2009-07-29 07:31 pm (UTC)
Yep, juniors sizing is meant for teenagers with no hips, tummy, or chest. If you're more of an hourglass like me, juniors sizing is no bueno.
Tone is so hard to read online, but it was typed in a silly tongue in cheek way. I know that their Jrs sizes run small, so that's why I ordered an XL, but I was still shocked that it wasn't a bit looser in the arms than it was.
I get frustrated when I can't find comfortable clothes that fit me and being over 100 degrees today (it's a record high for Seattle) and not having many loose T shirts I am wishing that I had a few more summery items that fit well.
Oh, BTW, Target had tissue-weight t-shirts with elbow sleeves on sale last time I was in there. LOVE the tissue tees when it gets ridiculously hot! And love the elbow sleeves for the batwings!
Yes! I need to hit up target this weekend then.
I'm a pear, but it definitely stands true for me, especially for anything that has to go round that area below the waist.
You know what's funny, though. It doesn't matter what I know rationally. When I'm standing there in the dressing room, looking at the reflection that reminds me of a sausage stuffed in its casing, all that rational thought can fly out the window. I can still get the "I suck" and "I should just never eat again" thoughts. I know they're irrational and they don't last, but that ugly voice just never vacates our brains entirely, does it? :oP
Thank you! Seriously, you are the most self-esteem boosting friend ever. They should clone you and give every woman a Patt upon arrival. :)
Um, how can you handle layering TODAY???? Lordy, just looking at it makes me hot.
My office is very air conditioned, and when I go outside I take off the overshirt. I can't wear the shirt with nothing under it at work because it shows a horrific amount of arm along with the tight boob part which makes me uncomfy.
Ugh.. my buildings HVAC downtown cannot keep up with demand.. its HOT in here... bastards!
That sucks. My cats are pissy and Ashley just attacked Tizzy. I think they are overheated too.
2009-07-30 12:18 pm (UTC)
It happens to me all the time too...
Lanette--do not allow the label "XL" to offend you if you cannot fit into a piece of clothing from a particular designer. I happen to be an XL and if I pull some "designer" shirt off the rack thinking that his concept of what an "XL" happens to be an industry standard "Medium"--which btw happens all the time with me. I just chalk it up to the designer being a total dousche-bag!! It is especially true in Hollywood, where Julia and I buy most our clothing, these designers use "girly-men" as their models...and when I buy these clothes, I usually get a rude awakening!!
2009-07-30 04:50 pm (UTC)
Re: It happens to me all the time too...
Great point. I guess I just want to be able to order clothes and have them fit and be flattering. It's frustrating that the XL still has arms on it that would fit a toothpick.