Yes, Your Pant Size Is Totally Pointless
By Liz Ritter, Executive Editor |
If you’re all about what dress or pant “size” you’re wearing, you might be in for a shock.
As 27-year-old Deena Shoemaker just proved, the tag that displays your pant size is pretty much pointless. As reported on by Today, in a move that was intended to “cleanse her closet,” Shoemaker checked out her pants inventory, tried on a bunch of pairs and took pics.
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What she noticed wasn’t how much stuff she had; instead, she found that she had quite the range of sizes—running through size 5 through 12—and they all fit pretty much the exact same way.
In her now-viral Facebook post, Shoemaker says she hasn’t changed sizes over the years, and now she “has a bone to pick.”
“…As I was going through my clothes tonight I started to notice how dramatically different the size of all my pants were. And I have a real problem with the fact that my size 5 pants fit me THE EXACT SAME WAY that my size 12 pants do.
Let me explain why I'm not happy, America. You photoshop models and actresses and slap them on the front of beauty magazines. At this point it's a pretty universally known truth that you're lying to us and those aren't accurate portrayals of the human body. I can prove it to girls pretty easily by simply showing them how photoshop works.
But when you resize a girl's pants from a 9 to a 16 and label it 'plus size,' how am I supposed to fight that? Photo manipulation is one thing but how do you expect me to convince her that the number printed inside her clothes is a lie too? How do you expect me to convince her that she doesn't need to skip dinner for the next month because her pant size didn't *actually* go up by seven digits?
STOP telling my girls that a size 4 is the 'ideal body size' and the 'epitome of beauty' if you're going to change a size 4 into an 8 or a 12 or whatever number you feel like on any given day.”