Okay so this is a slightly 'delicate' matter and it's more for the American ladies who I am hoping can help me?
I went shopping for new knickers (underwear) whilst in the city and decided Kohls would have a good selection. So off I trotted into the ladies underwear department, confident I could find what I needed in 10 minutes maximum.
Well first of all they had a sale on, so needless to say it was all jumbled up on the racks. But the real problems began when I started to look closely at the sizing! All I could see were sizes 2 through 9 and so there I was standing scratching my head thinking 'Is this the skinny womans underwear only and if so where's are the undies for the big butted girls'!?
Well I couldn't see any staff to help me, there didn't seem to be a plus size area and so I started holding some up for comparison. It really didn't help and just confused me more as a 9 looked pretty big to me. So finally I approached a lady and her daughter, explained I was British and asked her what the sizing mean't in relation to normal clothing sizes?
She did a fair job of explaining and so I just took 3 different sizes into the changing room and checked, until I found my size! By now 30 minutes have passed and the Hubster calls me to see where I am. I naturally being British and pretty stressed by now, tell him I am in the fitting room by the ladies pants (because that means knickers to us!), of course this means he goes to the wrong place!
So I come back out needing him to hold some other shopping for me, whilst I try to find the style and size I need in the completely mixed up sale racks. There I am balancing other things, trying to wade through racks and cussing the Hubster vehemently under my breath!
Finally he shows up, at which point we have a whispered heated exchange as to what 'pants' means to us both. He helps me find what I need and we are out of there...FINALLY after about 40 minutes!
So I have to ask....why is the sizing of knickers in stores like Victoria's Secret and other Mall stores the same as clothing (10/12, 14/16 etc) and what the heck is going on with brands like Warners, Vanity Fair and Jockey?!?
Does anyone know how you translate from one to the other?
I tell you ladies, I was wishing dearly for the sanity and organisation of Marks & Spencers knicker department....it was all way too stressful!