In one store, you’re a Size 4, in another a Size 8, and in another a Size 10 — all without gaining an ounce.
So starts a New York Times article, forwarded along by Kristin, Valerie, and Dolores. It features this handy graphic illustrating just how much both sizes and proportions vary from store to store:
It’s interesting that this article is specific to women, as if the sizes and proportions in men’s clothes don’t vary. Hint: they do.Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.