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We also have to remember one manufacturer's size 10 is not the same as another manufacturer. No matter what size I have been and probably will be is always going to be a trial.... no more mail-order and returns. I only buy in the stores where I can try on first.

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6 hours ago, Katja said:

We also have to remember one manufacturer's size 10 is not the same as another manufacturer. No matter what size I have been and probably will be is always going to be a trial.... no more mail-order and returns. I only buy in the stores where I can try on first.

Me too. So frustrating to buy, wait for the delivery & then have send it back cause it’s too big or too small. The last two things I bought online were too big. A jacket I can sort of get away with because it’s a wrap but the pants I gave to my niece cause they were on sale & unreturnable. The inconsistency is so frustrating. And don’t get me started on one size fits all. I drown in them.

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18 hours ago, Katja said:

We also have to remember one manufacturer's size 10 is not the same as another manufacturer. No matter what size I have been and probably will be is always going to be a trial.... no more mail-order and returns. I only buy in the stores where I can try on first.

Yes, sizing is difficult!! I ordered my exact same pair of jeans that are my old favorite in a 16. Since the 20 is falling off of me, I didn't want to spend $100/pair for 18s that might not fit me long. Hoping to fit into the 16s before too long.

Meanwhile, my dark denim is a 20 and I am not sizing down anytime soon. Would be nice if the sizes all meant the same thing across brands!

Can't wait for the day that stores allow you to try on clothing in store again too

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Update: Oddly enough the dark denim that will seemingly fit forever, still fits. Annoying!

But, these where my FAVOURITE jeans in a 20 (highest size) and I skipped right to the 16s. They fit perfectly!! And ironically finally arrived in the mail the same day my 20's fell off in Walmart. Thank goodness for long shirts :P

Seriously though, a 10 inch difference in waist from 16 to 20! That's a huge difference

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I work with clothing and let me tell you all sizes are not created equal. Lay the pants that are loose on top of the other ones and see if they are actually the same width. Different brands, different styles will fit differently. I can completely understand your frustration! I am down 40 lbs and some things fit looser but other things fit relatively the same and I am noticing losses in weird spots like the side boob chub. Taking photos has been a huge help but I would recommend taking them every couple of weeks or you will start to overanalyze them and make sure you are wearing the same thing each time. I have a swimsuit for mine but I also have a dress I have always wanted to fit into...these last times I can't see the difference in the swimsuit but I can see the difference in the dress because now I can actually zip it up some.

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Leggings don’t fit forever, I went from a 2xl to a L cause they wouldn’t stay up! Also they were saggy in the butt.

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I’m nine months out and started at some 20’s and some 18’s and two months ago I dropped to size 16 however my friend gave me some jeans n most are 14 n 12 but one is a 18 and it is skin tight way way smaller everywhere the my 16’s are . So yeah sizes are different all over in different brands and it can make you feel really like your not achieving what you want so I feel your pain I do. I thought I would be in a lower size by now and am disappointed but I just keep hoping everything will work out sooner rather then later.

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Yeah, I wouldn't put too much faith in clothes sizes if you are looking to determine progress. I can fit into a 0 in some brands, and a 6 in others. I even fit into a pair of snowpants that were marketed as a woman's XL.

Your tape measure is the most reliable indicator...and pictures! (especially wearing the same article of clothing)

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