sizing

And Here We Thought Women’s Sizing Was Messed Up

Clothing sizing drives me insane because it gives designers a God-like upper hand in defining you. Helmut Lang likes to compliment me by allowing me to squeeze into a 2…

Leonora Epstein | September 8, 2010 - 12:20 pm

Petit Bateau Sizes Its Clothes By “Years,” Stops At Age 18/20

French clothing company Petit Bateau is famous for their adorable children’s clothing and mastery of the marini√®re striped shirt. And although the brand is largely focused on its younger audience,…

Leonora Epstein | August 10, 2010 - 12:20 pm

Same Size, Different Fit: Why I Can’t Buy Clothes Without Trying Them On

I have often regretted not buying more than one pair of a beloved style of jeans, or the same shoe in brown as well as black. Because sometimes, when you…

Catherine Strawn | October 14, 2009 - 4:40 pm

A 4 Here, A 6 There: Does Designer Sizing Disturb You Too?

It being Fashion Week and all, it’s a bit inevitable that we’re thinking about size. As much fun as it is to watch beautiful designs come down the runway, there’s…

Leonora Epstein | September 15, 2009 - 1:30 pm