The Problem with Size L

size-LI’ve been on a quest to rid my closet and dresser of the dreaded size L. L for LARGE. A couple of things that I’ve tried on recently fit – finally! When I look at the tag on the newly fitting garment, and it says M, I am elated! If it says L, I am disappointed. How crazy! It didn’t fit before, it does now and that’s what should make me happy. It doesn’t matter if it says M or L, LARGE which translates to YOU MUST BE FAT IF YOU ARE WEARING LARGE in my brain.

The problem is that now that my size Ls are fitting, they are nice and comfy so I don’t want to get rid of them. Especially the yoga shorts that I bought a few years ago and have never been able to wear until recently. I love these yoga shorts!

As a test, I have two pairs of pants from LL Bean. They are one of my favorite styles since they can be worn for casual or dressed up with a jacket for meetings. I had a pair of L pants which fit fine (they used to be very tight). I ordered a new pair, size M. I put the size M on and it fit exactly the same as the L! I laid them both out, the M on top of the L to see the difference and the size L was about 1/4 of an inch wider through the hips, that was all I could see. Still, I know I’ll grab the size M first when I want to wear those pants : )

I’d like to train my brain to think of it this way:

L = Lounging, Lazy days, Lovely times of relaxing

M = Mostly me – not too fat or too skinny but just right for Me

S = Seriously would be too uncomfortable to wear and I’m not even going to bother!


The Problem with Size L — 2 Comments

  1. D, I get L stuff all the time and I’m 5′ 1″ ! I like most of my sweaters to be L’s and all my yoga or workout pants for the gym are L. These don’t look too big either! I think it’s the manufacturer and you shouldn’t feel guilty about L’s. You should wear whatever you are comfortable wearing. You look great!

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