Why Women’s Clothing Sizes Make Zero Sense

(Content Warning: discussion of clothing sizes)

Originally published on Vox and republished here with their permission.

“It’s not you. It’s the industry.”

Do you know who women’s clothing sizes were originally based on – and who got left out of the equation?

What about how sizes have changed over the years? What size would Marilyn Monroe be today?

The answers to these questions say a lot about our standards of beauty, and you can find them all in this Vox video. You might also find that learning the truth about women’s clothing sizes can help liberate you from society’s ideas about how your size determines your worth as a person.

The problem isn’t you – it’s this ridiculous industry.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism


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Dion Lee was born in Seoul, raised in Vancouver, and is now based in New York. Dion is currently working full-time at Vox.com as a video producer. You can see what Dion’s up to here and on Instagram @dianshrigley.