Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Sizes: Good News and Bad News

The Bad

On Friday, I mentioned buying a new Rago bra and girdle. The garments arrived Friday afternoon and I tried them on to see how they fit. I ordered the bra and girdle sizes that I usually wear, so I was very disappointed that both items were too small.

I put the girdle on OK and it hugged me like a glove, but it was not long enough. Although it is billed as "high waisted," it barely reached my waistline and was obviously not designed for women who are 5 feet 14 inches tall. I returned it for a refund.

The bra was very tight. The cups were a perfect fit for my breasts, but the band was too small by about an inch and a half, so I sent it back and ordered the next larger band size. If you purchase this bra, I advise you to order it one band size larger than the size you think you need.

Update: The replacement bra (one band size larger) arrived today and it fits perfectly.

The Good

I joined JustFab about four years ago. On the first day of each month, they email me suggestions of new footwear that match my style requirements.

They have a nice selection of shoes and boots at reasonable prices (about $40 a pair), but size 11 was the largest size they offered. Sometimes 11 fits me, so early on, I ordered some heels from JustFab, but I had to return them because they were too small.

Even though I stopped buying footwear from JustFab, they kept emailing me new suggestions every month and every month, I rejected their suggestions. (If I don't reject them, they bill me after the 5th of the month whether I choose something or not.)

Retro-girl that I am, I have had a hankering for a pair of white booties. So when the monthly JustFab email arrived on Sunday, I decided to explore their offerings just for the heck of it and lo and behold, they had a pair of white booties to die for... if they only offered them in my size!

And then I noticed that they had the boots in size 12! I checked other boots and shoes that they offered and discovered that most of them also had a size 12 option.

I had no idea that JustFab started selling size 12's! When did that happen?

Needless to say, I ordered the booties and they are on their way.

Source: JustFab
Wearing JustFab (Source: JustFab)

Mart Müürisepp
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  1. Shaft Height (based on size 8): 4.75"
    Shaft Height Increase or Decrease by 0.5" per whole size

    Something's odd there. That would indicate that in size 12 the heel would be almost 7 inches. I'm sure you wouldn't be wearing a 7 (or even a 6) inch heel?

    1. I might wear a 7-inch-heel, but I won't be walking in a 7-inch heel. LOL

      The booties will be delivered on Tuesday. I will measure the heel and let you know how high they really are.

    2. The booties arrived today and I measured the heels. They are 5-1/4 inches high.

    3. How are they to walk in?

      And do they look as good as they do in the photos?

    4. I can walk in 5-inch heels, so I have no problem walking in these booties. And they look exactly like they do in the photos... beautiful.

  2. Here in the UK I think sizes vary from shop to shop
    I have a size 18 skirt which fits perfectly and a size 20 which is too small

    1. In the US, the sizes vary from brand to brand and from style to style within each brand. For example, I wear shoes in sizes 10-1/2, 11, 12, and 13, wide and not wide!