Target’s vanity sizing reaches new lows
One of the worst offenders of sizing trickery is getting more extreme.
Thanks for reading! This independent newsletter is fueled by likes, shares, and subscriptions, so if you’re into it, here’s how to help me: Click the ❤️ at the bottom so I get more visibility on Substack, share this post, or consider going paid for full access (here’s my archive).
I recently went to buy a pair of jeans at Target. I grabbed a few sizes to bring into the dressing room, because I know how American clothiers just love to keep us guessing and teetering on the verge of emotional collapse at try-on time.
My body has not shrunk since the last time I tried on Target jeans. The first pair I tried were a size down from the size I walked into Target wearing, and they were too big. The next size down still gapped in the back and bunched in the crotch. Out of sheer curiosity and bewilderment, I grabbed jeans four sizes smaller than my most-common size. They fit. Target vanity sized me to filth that day.
This is not an atypical experience, per a Twitter search:
Keep reading with a 7-day free trial