Anyone familiar with that awesomeness that is “Are you being served” might read the title to this post and get a giggle and flush of memories (or not).
I went shopping this weekend and tried to get another pair of jeans. I have a good pair from Lane Bryant and wanted to see about getting another pair in a different color. You know, so I had more than 1 to swap around during the week! Well I was trying on a pair of Average length and realized that they were too long; remembering belatedly that I needed petite sizes for the length at LB or risk dragging 4 inches of pants around my heels.
I opened the door and there was a manager right there taking inventory so I kindly asked if she knew of any petites in my size for these pants. After explaining that NO I do not wear big heeled shoes, only flats, she still explained that I wanted the average pants because they ride up with washing. Now I can appreciate someone trying to warn you about clothing that might alter after washing. But seriously? No pair of denim is ever going to raise up 4 freaking inches in the wash. So just like I’m glad I bought the larger size of pant the LAST time I went to LB and was told I should get the smaller size because the pants will “stretch out” with wear, I’m thinking I’m very glad I didn’t try to buy a pair of extra long pants with the hope that enough washing and drying might shrink them so much!
So I guess the point of this post is just to mildly whine at clothing manufacturers in general with a wail of “Why? Why do you think that once a woman’s weight creeps up over 200 that immediately her proportions run to 8′ long legs and huge breasts?!??!” I should show you the size of the underwire that I finally broke down and pulled out of my new swimsuit…it would easily fit around my head.
I guess I’ll just never understand why clothing is made to perfectly fit ONLY about 3 bodies and the rest of us have to make do and “make it work”. I wish we were in the age of tailors and custom made clothing; especially pants!
That said though I found an awesome 2X shirt from the Disney store (A self-admitted cartoon addict and lover of Eeyore!) that is pink and SOOO comfortable around the armpits (one of the hardest spots for me to fit shirts) and has Piglet in brown outlined on the side. Fun shirt to make up for no pants. Still need pants though….