Monday, March 3, 2008

SIZE MATTERS!

Ok, here is the low down on the whole size problem with clothing. As a fit model for many years before Peak Models & Talent, I worked for many of the major clothing labels that our models are working at today.
This big issue these days is the sizing. We call models for fit interviews, and you all seem to think that you are a size 2 or a 4. Now, not to insult anyone, but not everyone is a 2 or a 4. I have personally taken your measurements, and I know who fits what size. Unless you have dropped or gained weight, you have to realize that companies call their sizes whatever they want.

My favorite scenario was when the wife or girlfriend of the owner and her friends would come in and try on the clothes. The next thing you knew, the size 6 was suddenly a 4! And no one changed the garment!!! How is that fair? Because "she" said so. Let's face it, when it comes to clothing, we want to buy the smaller size. We feel thinner. The clothing manufacturers know this too. I personally watched as the size labels were changed so that an 8 was suddenly a 6 to sell more pants. And it worked!!! The styles that size smaller reordered like crazy.

So for all of you that do not want to go to a fit interview because you think that you are too"small", you are missing the boat. The sizes are measured by measurements, not sizes. Sizes vary depending on the tactics of the company. Measurements do not. If you get a call and we tell you that they want a size 7 and you think you are a 4 or a 6, chances are you are also a junior 7.

And another thing to keep in mind is that the junior size are odd 1,3,5,7,9. The contemporary sizes are 2,4,6,8,10 Junior is the younger market, comtemporary is the career girl that is fashion aware, and missy is more of the woman whose body has settled, and is a little fuller.

The bottom line is that all clothing companies decide their sizes, so no two size will ever fit the same. I am sure you see this in the stores when you try clothes on. So, please make sure not to give us a hard time when we are trying to get you a job. We are doing our best with an industry that is very inconsistent in its sizing.

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