by Danica Lo
Getty ImagesIn the vast and completely arbitrary world of women's clothing sizes, it's pretty clear that there is no real industry standard.
I don't know about you, but personally, I can wear a size-small T-shirt from the Gap, then walk across the street and not even be able to wriggle an arm into an XL top at Free People. And don't even get me started on pants--in my closet, I have everything from size 27 to size 31 jeans from two or three different mainstream brands, and shorts in sizes from 6 to 12.
Want to get really confusing? I do a lot of shopping from British e-commerce sites--where the numbers are bigger, so I've bought everything up to size 18 from retailers like Topshop and Marks and Spencer. Italian and French clothes? Anywhere from a 36 to 46 (big numbers!).
And if you've ever been in a wedding party and had to buy a bridesmaid dress? Whoa. I think the last time I did, I was size 100,000,000. What's up with that?
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