How many times have you bought a cute pair of jeans online, only to end up at the post office for a return when you realize that "your size" is way too big or snug? With fall clothing making its way into stores, we talked to some sizing experts to help you navigate the racks and help you find your perfect fit.
Try Them On
It might seem like it can save you time to try something on at home or order it from the convenience of your phone, but with more brands having conflicting sizing, the best way to find the right fit is to try them on. "When you try on jeans with stretch in them or that are lighter-weight denim, it's best to go for tighter sizes," says celebrity stylist Annie Ladino, whose clients include Brooklyn Decker and Jaime King. "With heavier denim, it's better to try on your normal size, to a size up."
Know the Store Sizing Scale
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