i know what 'cut' or shape works best for my body, and i generally know the size, although due to different designers sizing being argumentally and aggravatingly different, you still have to try them on. some things fit good in one area, but not in others (length, for example) and can be tailored to fit properly. sometimes the cost of altering a tuck here or a hem there is just a matter of a few dollars from your local dry cleaner, and can really add value to the piece..that is, if it is made well and is of good quality. i wouldn't bother taking something from Old Navy in for alterations.
at 8:11 PM on Apr. 25, 2011