Yesterday a trip into Primark proved to me that No matter how much weight you lose it’s always going to be difficult.
Coming home with earrings, knickers, Shoes, scarf And some fake tan, only one of them has a clothing size and guess which one didn’t fit the one with the size whilst I am not I can fit in size 18/20 knickers if they are stretchy.
I chose some lovely unicorn and turquoise patterned ones that are like stretchy shorts in a Primark XL (18-20) . I was going to try them on but was told I couldn’t as they don’t have a hygiene strip. I got home tried them on, and they’re quite tight! Like could be a 14/16 tight! I had a pair of unworn size 14’s and thought I would compare…
I wrote and Instagram post not so long ago about sizing and how the number doesn’t mean anything, but you know what it does. When there’s no sizes above what you’ve got and you have a wasted purchase, you feel like crying, screaming and chopping bits of your body off!
Whilst I can now shop in some high street shops, it’s hard when a 16’s too tight, an 18’s too big, a 20 is weirdly shaped and they’re all too long! Not one shop I’ve also noticed, add length to their larger sizes.. I have relatively small boobs (more about bra shopping later) but my tummy is my largest part, meaning tops and dresses tend to rise up.
I was also shopping for a new bra.. I am around a 40 b/c …Have you ever looked for one in that size? Don’t! All of the largest sizes also are in big cup sizes, if I bought a D, it looks like someone popped a deflated balloon in the cup!
Losing weight can make some shopping easier, but I’m still at that size where I’m not quite plus and not quite ‘normal’. My body is also a very strange shape… It’s like a hourglasses sand all got stuck in the middle.. I have ok legs and small top half and then this inflatable tyre that is stuck inbetween!
Is it just me that feels so deflated shopping? Feel like they have no idea what to actually wear now?
Do you think I can just wear a sack?
Love Sooz x