Woman Tries on Same-Sized Pants & Gets Two Completely Different Results


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Anyone who has gone shopping has probably experienced the following scenario: You grab some clothes in your supposed size, and make your way toward the dressing room. You strip down and get ready to pull on the garment that's about to complete your wardrobe ... when it won't zip or button up. So you leave the store, empty-handed and defeated. But in reality, clothing sizes are totally and completely arbitrary. Not only should we stop paying attention to them, but we should stop valuing ourselves based on those silly numbers.

  • Mira Hirsch reminded us all of this when she tried on the same pair of pants but in two different colors -- and got completely different results.

    "Both were my size yet one pair couldn't even close and the other pair was a little loose?" Hirsch, aka @mira_hirsch, wrote in her Instagram post

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  • "I used to absolutely dread shopping because of this reason alone!" the body-positive activist continued.

    When this happens, she ends up letting the "diet culture kick in, and self-loathing take over." 

  • But this moment also taught her that we should "stop trying to fit into the 'ideal size' -- or defining ourselves by a number on a piece of clothing."

    "Wear clothes that you feel funky in!" she said. "Who the hell cares if it's a few sizes bigger or smaller than what you normally wear ... Take back your power and wear whatever size and style you desire ... "

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  • Clearly, many others have similar dressing-room experiences to Hirsch's, and cheered her on for her wise words.

    "Dressing rooms are my worst enemy for this reason," someone wrote. "Nothing makes you feel worthless like trying clothes on at the store."

    "Needed this," another wrote. "I totally have the same body type as you so I completely feel you on this."

    Preach, girl!

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