For about 25 years, there used to be standardized sizing in North America. It was great. If you wore a size 10, you knew you were a size 10, no matter what the brand. But no more.
Don’t you just hate this? You take one size in one brand and another in a different brand. Some women have up to FIVE DIFFERENT SIZES of jeans in their closet, yet every pair fits the same! This is crazy.
I weigh about twenty pounds more than I did in high school, yet I now wear a smaller size. In the late 1990s, vanity sizing gained ground, and manufacturers began changing the sizes. An old school size 6 might now be as small as a double zero. But it still might be a 6, according to some manufacturers.
What to do?
Discoveries Clothing has a system to help you shop. We have included the manufacturer’s indicated size, plus we measure the garment. And on top of that….we have tried to simplify your shopping with Discoveries Sizing Categories!
Discoveries size SMALL
If your chest is 35 inches or less, and/or your hips are 35 inches or less, check out the Discoveries size Small category. These garments are usually manufacturers’ sizes 0 to 6.
Discoveries size MEDIUM
If your chest is 35 to 40 inches, and/or your hips are 35 to 43 inches, look in the Discoveries size Medium category. These garments are usually manufacturers’ sizes 4 to 14.
Discoveries size LARGE
If your chest is 40 to 49 inches, and/or your hips are 43 to 51 inches, see the Discoveries size Large category. These garments are usually manufacturers’ sizes 12 to 20.
Discoveries size EXTRA LARGE
If your chest is 50 inches and up, and/or your hips are 52 inches and up, try looking in the Discoveries size Extra Large category. These are usually manufacturers’ sizes 18 and up.
Click for a chart of Discoveries Sizes for Women.
You might also be interested in reading What Size Do I Wear? (for men)