There was an interesting article in this morning's paper about vanity sizing. They sent a woman shopping for a black dress. She's 52 yrs old, 5' 11" and normally a size 6 or 8. She found five dresses that fit, and they showed photos of her looking great in each:

Calvin Klein, Size 4
Banana Republic, Size 6
ABS, Nordstrom, Size 8
Maggy London, Nordstrom, Size 10
The Limited, Size 12

Wouldn't it be great if all the retailers would play nice and conform to a standard sizing structure? It sure would make online shopping easier.

There's a company called Size Me Up that will soon be providing an online converter for clothing styles. So, for example, if you know you at a 6 in Gap Jeans, it would tell you what size you would need in J Crew. Supposed to be working soon at