These clothing brands run either too big or too small


Wouldn’t it be nice if you were the same clothing size no matter where you went shopping?

According to, vanity sizing is the reason why you can go to two different stores and be two totally different sizes. The thinking is that people want to feel slim, so larger items are given smaller sizes.

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Report: Clothing brands are guilty of vanity sizing

The social shopping network Fitbay teamed up with a couple years ago to reveal the worst offenders based on vanity sizing data from 100,000 people.

For women, Loft and J.Crew ran large, so you may need to buy a size smaller there.

On the other hand, ladies who shop at retailers like Forever 21 and Zara may need to buy one size up because the clothing can run small.

Take a look at the full infographic from Fitbay below:

 This chart shows which clothing brands are guilty of vanity sizing

Image credit: Fitbay

Vanity sizing isn’t just frustrating in the dressing room, it can make online shopping difficult because you don’t know what size to order.


That’s why it’s important to know your measurements, since sizes do vary by brand.

You may want to download a free app such as Rackery, which will suggest brands that will fit you the best after you provide your measurements or upload personal photos.

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