The one thing for which I'm really glad is that 90% of the clothes I have fit me -- not perfectly, but they fit. What doesn't fit, I'm clearing out, mostly by recycling them to Goodwill. Now, what sizes are there? It's a range of sizes -- what one label will call a 14 might be a 10 in another label or an 18 in yet another. You just never know until you try it on. And what looks fantastic on a hanger might just look less-than-great on your own body (and perfect on someone else's).
When it comes to clothes and a sense of personal style, I cannot recommend these three books highly enough:
- In the Dressing Room with Brenda (Brenda Kinsel)
- Dress Your Best (Clinton Kelly & Stacey London)
- Figure It Out! The Real Woman's Guide to Great Style (Geri Brin & Tish Jett)