It’s Not You. Women’s Clothing Sizes Make No Sense. – Huffington Post
Women’s clothing sizes have had a thorny history, according to Vox.
When the U.S. government attempted to create a standardized system of sizing for women’s clothes in 1939, officials used the measurements of only white, mostly poor, women.
It was “not a very diverse group of women and that’s what we started with,” Boorady said.
Today, women’s sizing is no less problematic.
But Boorady said it’s important not to sweat it.
“It’s not you, it’s the industry. It’s not women’s bodies, we’re fine the way we are. They’re just random numbers. They don’t mean anything,” she said. “If you don’t like the size, just cut it out of your clothes.”