I thought it would be fun to do a little mini-series this week about tips I've learned shopping. Today's tip is size doesn't matter, fit does. What you are looking at today my first maxi dress. That's right, folk, my first one. I don't know if it's the fact that I'm short or what, but I think I've always had in my head that I just won't find one that is the right length. Also, I am way to clumsy to hold a dress all day that is too long when I walk. I actually tried this dress on this summer at Loft in a medium and hated it, it was too big, too long, and it just looked awful. Do you think it occurred to me to try another size? Nope, I just thought it was me. About a week later one of my most stylish friends was sporting this dress at a BBQ and she look amazing. Sigh.
Anyway, I was in Loft recently and this dress was now on sale, I decided to try a small on and what do you know? Perfection. Perfect length, fit, etc. Now I also want this one and this skirt too. So cute. Moral of the story, try two sizes before deciding the item is a yes or no. I tend to do that with tops, but now I'm realizing I need do do that with everything. My tip is to hold the top, dress, or pants up in the size you think will fit. If it looks fuller, try a smaller size too. If it looks narrow, try a size up too. Everything is cut differently and stores vary in size. Although I have a lot of size small tops from Loft, if I tried a small at Old Navy, it would probably be way to small. No one sees the size but you, what others do see is the way your clothing fits, and that's definitely what counts.