I have had no luck buying online lately.
Sizes are all over the map. Not only do sizes from different makers differ, but sizes from the same maker differ! And this phenomena is not an online aberration; I’ve experienced the same problems in brick and mortar stores.
So last week, I hesitated ordering the Albert Nipon suit pictured in the photo above. This is a $395 100% silk suit that ideeli had on close-out for $130. The description claimed that the brand is “true to size,” so I took a chance and ordered it in my “true size,” which is 18.
The suit arrived on Thursday and when I opened the box, I was impressed with the beauty and quality of the suit. But would it fit?
I slipped out of my boy clothes, then slipped into my girl undies, held my breath and tried on the suit.
I happily hung it in my closet and plan to wear it to one (or both) of the banquets I will attend next month at the Hamvention in Dayton.
Professional femulator Lypsinka appearing in the 1997 film Dragtime.
Wearing Lisa Perry.