Dear Clothing Designers,
I understand that, as a rule, you use people that are, on average, a size 3 as the template for your clothing. However, when making clothes for the average masses, can you please take certain things into account?
1) Just because I am a size 14-15 does not automatically mean that I am 5'7. Please make jeans for those of us who are a bit on the petite side. I don't want to try on jeans that make my ass and thighs look amazing and then cry because they are five inches too long. No, I am not going to pay thirty dollars for your jeans and then get them hemmed. To hell with that.
2) Why must you make sizing into a rocket science? Even within brands, I can be one size in the dark wash and another in the light wash - in the same style. Never mind when I start switching to other brands. Can't you all have a single template and stick with it? It gets confusing and extremely obnoxious when I have to take two-three sizes of everything into the dressing room.
3) For god's sake, just because I'm not a skinny mini does not mean that I want to wear jeans that have sequins all over them, or that sparkle in even dim lighting, or a belt with a huge and tacky flower. Because that's all the clothes are - TACKY. And they will stay on the hanger in the store where they belong. Some companies have got it right, I will admit, but some of you have faaaaar to go.
4) And in this same vein, if I pick up a shirt, size large, for the love of all that is holy - it should look like a large! Not a large small. This will succeed in nothing but me laughing at your so-called "large," tossing it back into the pile from whence it came, and walking out of your store to find one that knows that a large means it can fit over both breasts, not just one.
In closing, please take the average and larger sized women into consideration when designing your clothing. Especially if you are designing your clothing for the average to larger sized woman.
So, who can tell that I went shopping yesterday? -_- I don't know why I try shopping anywhere other than Fashion Bug - it never ends well. Never mind that malls were hell, but at least I was expecting that, and I needed to finish my shopping. Granted, I should have been expecting the above nonsense, but I actually had faith that I would be able to find a pair of jeans pretty easily. Hah! I should know better.