Have you ever gotten upset because you know you wear a size 10, but then when you’re trying things on, the size that fits is a size 12 (or even a 14)? If so, it’s not you my friend – it’s the clothes! As a woman that has been every size imaginable during my life, learning how to shop the right brands for my body type has been a lifesaver. And I’m here to teach you!
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There’s really no getting around it: there are ZERO sizing standards in the fashion industry. Trust me – I’ve run many international production programs for different brands. Each brand’s sizing scale is 100% up to them, and who they feel their core customer is. Therefore, it’s very important to identify the brands that cut their garments for your body and to shop for your type. I like to call these your “CORE BRANDS”!
To get started, take a look at the labels of your favorite ten garments, and write down all of the brand names. Every brand likes to be consistent when developing garments for their ideal customers, so it’s safe to say that you can expect a consistent fit with these 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 that you can depend on to flatter you and fit you properly!
What’s more – if you’re not much of a shopper, you can cruise your core brand’s website, pick your items, order them, and be DONE! (If you want to go the extra mile, I highly recommend hiring a tailor so your garment fits like perfection!)
Check out some of my favorite retailers/brands by Body Type to help you get started for the Spring 2023 season below:
If you still need a little help finding your core brands or how to shop the right brands for your body type, don’t hesitate to contact me for a Virtual Shopping Pull! I’ll identify your makers and more based on your taste level, natural coloring, and body type. Let’s level up how you show up!