I confess: I tend to size up when in doubt. Yesterday I checked out the Gap Friends & Family event - they have some great plaid shirts, including the one below that is a Burberry lookalike, and I got these velvet skinnies in deep blue (blue velvet pants have been a HEWI since I joined YLF!).

I got the second shirt below because of the subtle metallic thread (so much for no black and grey!), but I sized up because I love the oversized look and feel, and I seem to have an irrational fear of things constricting my upper body. Reading the reviews now, I see that it runs small which makes me feel better about my choice.

Would love your thoughts on sizing up or wearing your true size in terms of figure flattery, shrinking clothes, and buying for your current body.