Thursday, February 21, 2008
According to Women's eNews, Spain is fed up with the varying sizes that don't fit everyone's body types. The Spanish government measured more than 10,000 women to create realistic sizes and body types to give women a more realistic set of sizes. Although Spain isn't forcing stores, to conform to the new size standards, it gives women guidelines they can stick to. While it can be thrilling to drop a size or two in one store, it's also frustrating when you go to the next and go up two. I've often become frustrated when my size varies from store to store. As someone that's not hugely into shopping anyway, it often seems like a huge waste of time. The hope in Spain is that by coming out with a new set of standards, they'll help women feel good about the the body type that they are, not the size that they fit into.