despite America being the land of the fat, many women are squeezing into smaller and smaller clothing sizes, or are they? Take a look:Now, I’m not exactly the most fashion conscious guy on the planet. So I had no idea that there was such a thing as a size zero—there’s even double-zero and sub-zero—again, all news to me! Megan Scott of the Associated Press explains that
The fashion industry gets a kick out of appealing to our wish to be thin — changing the size on the label without actually changing the size. We're on to them…I’m not sure how I feel about this—it’s probably because I’m a guy—but if clothing manufacturers are screwing with sizes so that heavier people can fit into smaller sizes, where is the incentive to lose weight (other than the long-term health benefits)? Because for me, snug jeans are the first indication that its time to slow down the avocado and speed up the treadmill. Ladies, since the article is mainly about women’s clothes, what are your thoughts on this?
…Designer Cesar Galindo, who sells mostly 8s, 10s and 12s, says he is concerned that women place too much emphasis on a size label. (How many men do you know who buy something that doesn't fit?) And he is bothered that designers play into their insecurities. He hasn't changed his sizing, but his 1967 mannequin, a size 10 back then, is now a size 2-4.