Have you ever wondered who came up with the genius idea to make clothing/accessories "One size fits all" and how did they know that one size would fit all people? Did they find people of all different sizes, bring them into a room, have them all try on the product, and then make adjustments or did they just assume that the product would fit most people and leave it at that?
I started thinking about this today after I put on my new lavender "One size fits all" tights from Forever 21 (thanks again Ashley!). They are plenty long, but once they reach the middle of your thigh, there is no give/stretch in them, so they are pretty tight. Now if I'm a size 6 and could barely get them on, how is someone who is a size 10 or a size 14 supposed to be able to wear them?
Personally, I wish they would just do away with "One size fits all" products or limit it to things like socks and hats. Sure it makes it easy on you because you don't have to try on several different sizes or worry about buying the right size online and you don't have to worry about knowing someone else's size if you're buying a gift, but there's no way that something that fits a size 0 should be able to fit a size 6 or a size 14 and look good on all of them. It just can't happen.
What's been your experience with "One size fits all" products? Have you had any frustrating experiences like I have or has everything fit you pretty well? Do you think they should do away with this type of sizing?
Here are the lovely tights that inspired this post (they really are a beautiful lavender color and have a very cute design on them):
Top: Anthropologie Muted Lavender Top
Skirt: Anthropologie Mimetic Skirt
Tights: Forever 21