How Dress Sizes Work

The size 12 slacks are too small but you can't squeeze into the size 8 jeans? That's only because you don't understand how dress sizes work. There's a peculiar science to the fit, as Sarah Andersen explains.

I used to think this is why women have to try on all clothing before buying and men don't. They just look at the size (or not) and take home what they need.

But after many years of real life, I learned that men just don't want to try things on at a store. They try them on at home, and if it doesn't fit, they ask their wife to go exchange it for something else they can try on at home.
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