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Do You Cry In Dressing Room When You Cannot Fit Into Nice Clothes You Want?

February 3rd, 2011 · 5 Comments ·


I just came across an interesting survey regarding women’s clothes shopping experience.  I am quite amazed by the feelings behind the dressing room doors.  From about 1,000 women who has participated in the poll, here are some of the stunning responses:

  • 64 percent participants said trying on clothes in public lowers their self confidence.
  • 53 percent have trouble finding their size when shopping in a store.
  • 41 percent have started working out after a shopping trip.
  • 40 percent of the women have bought something that was too small, hoping it would look good once they lost weight.
  • 15 percent have accidentally ripped or gotten stuck in a garment that was too small.
  • 14 percent of the women have refused sales help so they would not have to reveal their size.
  • 10 percent have cried in dressing rooms about the way they look.

It must be a painful experience to cry when trying on clothes. I feel sad to know that people are crying over their bodies because they fail to get the clothes fit into their bodies.  No, I am not trying to offend anyone, but I hope that these people will take a step back and look at the real problem.


Some women do not have pleasure experience in trying out clothes.  Therefore, they prefer to buy their clothes online or buy clothes without trying them at the stores.  They do the fitting at home.  If the purchase does not fit nicely, they take them back and get refund as long as the tags are still on and the clothes are still new in condition.  While shopping online or taking clothes back home (to try) may help, it may not be the long term solution.

So, what is the real issue here?

Self image.  It can be that person is obese yet she wants to wear small size dress.  Knowing one’s body type and body size will avoid that situation.  Having a positive self image and having the right expectation are important.

Some manufacturers are making their clothes smaller and smaller, making probably only thin girls can fit into them.  In this case, blame the manufacturers, blame the unhealthy fashion trend instead. Do not compare yourself to the cat walking models.  Most models have to starve themselves to get those skeleton body frames.

Since we are on the topic on trying clothes, according to the same poll, when asked which body part women would want to change instantly, here are the results:

  • 42 percent want to change their waist
  • 23 percent on legs and hips
  • 10 percent on butts
  • 9 percent on breast size
  • 4 percent on arms

Except breast size, girls definitely can do something to all other mentioned body parts, as long as they work out consistently at gyms. Ladies, the take home message of this post – Turn the bad experience into a positive energy. Instead of getting depressed of not fit into the jeans, make a mental note to push yourself to put in more commitment – to exercise regularly and to eat well.  While trying to stay fit and healthy, love yourself and accept who you are, enjoy your shopping experience and be happy in the changing room too.




Category: Weight Loss

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  • blackhuff // Feb 3, 2011 at 3:42 PM

    I have to agree. Buying new clothes are a traumatized situation each and every time. I think it is because of the fact that clothing manufacturers don’t make universal sizes in clothes and then you sometimes have to take a bigger size.

  • Hannah // Feb 4, 2011 at 12:36 AM

    I hear stories like this from clients all the time and it’s really heart breaking, especially when they are really beautiful people and trying to conform to unrealistic expectations. Through working out they do tend to develop more confidence over time, and that’s why I love my job. :)

  • Tami // Feb 4, 2011 at 9:39 PM

    It’s really disheartening going clothes shopping. Just evening going into a clothes shop I think “here we go again… nothing I can wear”
    I work out at least 3 times a week solidly for 2 hours and do gentler exercises on the other days. I eat small portions and am aware of what I eat and yet over a year or 2. I still haven’t budged. I’m not a size 1 trying to get smaller, i’m still in the ‘obsese’ catagory on a BMI. (not the best I know). I don’t drive, so tend to walk most places.
    I’ve recently sat down with my bf (skinny rake poll who can eat anything) to devise a weekly meal chart so that we know what we are eating when we have meals together…
    I tend to have a fairly realistic view of my body image. But I HATE going shopping for clothes. IT’s not necessarily that the clothes don’t fit. You can look for a t-shirt that will be the same length but different sizes… mean that when you put on the larger size your stomach is showing because they don’t account for your tummy going outward… if that makes sense?!

  • kamjah // Feb 9, 2011 at 8:46 PM

    hi..I have kept clothes that don’t fit in anymore in the hopes of getting back into them. I do sometimes get back into some of them for a while when I am eating healthy and exercising. If they go way out of style, then I finally get rid of them. What I am more likely to be guilty of is waiting too long to buy new clothes in my new bigger size, because I don’t want to accept that I might be at that size for a while.

  • Mihoko // Jul 18, 2011 at 3:37 AM

    I definitely hate trying clothes on… Could you tell me who conducted this survey? What is the source? Thank you so much.

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