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As a woman that has been every size imaginable during my life, shopping the right brands for my body type has been a life saver. Have you ever gotten upset because you know you wear a size 10. However while trying things on, the size that fits is a size 12 if not 14? This is why it’s important to identify your brands and shop for your body type.
If so, it’s not you my friend, it’s the clothes!
There is no industry sizing standards in the fashion industry. Trust me, I have run many international production programs for different brands. Each brands sizing scale is 100% up to them, and who they feel their core customer is. This is why it is very important to identify the brands that cut their garments for your body , and shop for your type. Also, I highly recommend hiring a tailor, so your garment fits like perfection!
To get started, take a look at the labels of your favorite ten garments. Write down the brand names for your records. Brands like to be consistent when developing garments for their ideal customers. So it’s safe to say that you can expect a consistent fit when you shop these brands. Think of these brands as your core brands.
Now, I’m not saying to only shop your core brands. However in a pinch, it’s nice to know where you can find something quickly!
Also, if you’re not much of a shopper, you can cruise your core brands website, pick your items, order them to your home, and be DONE!
The fashion industry has five size categories of women’s clothing:
- Junior – Small in frame, not very curvy
- Standard – Mature body with natural curves
- Plus Size – Larger scale body of all different shapes
- Petite – Very small body and features
- Tall – Need additional length for height
Check out some of my favorite retailers/brands by Body Type to help you get started for the Spring 2022 season below:
If you still need a little help finding your makers, don’t hesitate to contact me this season for a Virtual Shopping Pull. I’ll identify your makers and more based on your taste level, natural coloring and body type.