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Size 8X?! Gasp!

Friday, March 29, 2019

I love shopping online. I especially love shopping for clothes online. Over the years I have learned what styles look good on me and fit my personality and lifestyle so buying clothes online is not usually a problem. I rarely buy something that I don't like or doesn't look good on me.

I've been buying a few things (okay, a lot of things) from an online source called Wish. The clothes usually come from China so I have to wait 4-5 weeks to get it but the prices are ridiculously low and my dollar goes much farther. BUT I must, must, must look at the size chart and buy based on the measurement, NOT the size. Apparently in China, a North American size 14 is often a 3x or more and my usual size (20-22 here) is off their chart..

So what's my point? Last year I bought a navy blue faux-wrap dress from Wish. I love it!. Every time I wear that dress, I get compliments on how I look, and usually more than once during the day. It's one of my favourite dresses. And it's a size 8X! It just goes to show you - IGNORE THE SIZE LABEL. Wear what fits the body you have and what looks good on you and makes you feel happy.

I'm only hoping that after my recent weight loss I can still wear it. Maybe I can take it in a bit. We'll see. I can always buy another one, maybe in size 5X?

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