Size Matters: When a Store Shrinks Your Waistline

Imagine how the economy would rebound if stores turned size 8s into 6s and 4s into 2s

I actually had someplace to go this past Saturday night and so I stopped by my neighborhood Express to pick up a new outfit for the occasion. I browsed the racks, selected a few things in my size and headed to the dressing room.

To my surprise, nothing fit. And I freaked out.

But not in the way you think. You see, I needed everything a size smaller than I usually wear. I know I didn't lose weight, so the only explanation I could come up with is that Express adjusted its sizing, and it happened to be in my -- and I'm sure a million other females -- favor. I then proceeded to try on and, consequentially, buy more than I intended.

And that can only be good news for Express' bottom line, because this just makes me want to shop there more, and more often. I reached out to Express to confirm my size-change suspicions, but have yet to hear back -- maybe they're worried about competition catching on? Just imagine how the economy would rebound if every store turned their size 8s into 6s, 4s into 2s and so on.

No matter how far-fetched that idea is, we all know that sizing across stores is different, which got me wondering…

Do you tend to shop more at stores where you wear a smaller size? Chime in below!

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