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04-17-2019 01:52 PM
The ones with a top and bottom. Even as a young girl I could not wear them. I needed a different size in the blouse or jacket. I had broad shoulders and could not wear a size 2 top. To get a set or a suit I had to buy them separately.
Same today I cant buy the sets, need smaller for the bottoms and a larger top to go over the girls.
04-17-2019 02:27 PM
I'm like the original poster. Makes it difficult when buying a suit. I've bought two different sized sets and sent back the bottom and top that did not fit. Sometimes I luck out and find a top separate that is the same as the bottom.
04-17-2019 02:47 PM
I haven't bought any suits since before I retired, and can't recall buying any "sets" in recent years.
With the suits - it depended on the label. Clairborne and Jones NY are two that I couldn't wear.
For me - dresses were always an issue because of my long torso and wide shoulders.
04-17-2019 03:41 PM
I have no problem with today's modern stretch fabrics but in a woven fabric; I can't and never could buy a set because I need a larger size on the bottom. That's why even back in the day when I wore expensive suits for work, I could never by a suit...it had to be a blazer and a skirt.
04-17-2019 04:08 PM
It's not only sets, it's woven sheath dresses, tunics, pants and slim skirts.
I am a pear shape so with woven straight skirts, dresses and tunics, by the time I get the item to fit my hip area, it's huge at the top across my shoulders and chest. Any woven pants have to be taken in at the waist.
04-17-2019 04:10 PM
While many people can fit nicely into tops and bottoms sold as sets, there are probably more who need different sizes for top and bottom. Back in the days when I wore suits regularly, I was generally the same size on top and bottom, but still required alterations for the best fit.
Whenever the jumpsuit has its day in the sun as a hot fashion item always makes me chuckle. Those things are a recipe for a lot of returns and donations to clothing giveaway bins. When the fashion marketing powers work their magic and convice the masses that they must have a jumpsuit they really do sell well. However after buying one most women I know either end up second guessing the purchase, or rarely wearing the jumpsuit. Reason being there's always something off trying to get that top and bottom fit just right.
04-18-2019 12:00 AM
I wear one size larger on the top than bottom.
Swimsuits - I have to buy separate pieces, can’t get away with buying a two piece set.
I never buy two piece top and bottoms sets of anything, except jammies, their usually more of a relaxed fit all over. The ones with actual waistband ties work well also to
adjust fit accordingly.
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