How I Learned To Try Things On

I am someone who dislikes trying things on. In fact, I absolutely hate it. I don’t like taking off all of my clothes, and shoes, putting something on, looking at myself in the mirror, and then having to do the exact opposite. I have learned to gauge my size by sight, which is a great skill, and so I often just pick things off the rack and bring them right to the register. This method works 90% of the time, as I like to tell people who are generally shocked at the fact that I literally try nothing on.

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end and I learned that the hard way as I tried to put on a cute vintage slip that I had bought at a consignment store and every single side seam ripped as I tried to pull it on. Sadly, that fateful day ended my perfect streak and my reluctance to just go to into the fitting room and try something on.

As I began to start trying things on more, I came to the realization that it doesn’t just guarantee to you that the clothing will fit, no, there’s more to it than that. Something that looks pretty plain off-the-rack can actually hug your body in an incredible way. This is where I came to understand that, even with clothing, we do not judge a book by its cover. Something that looks incredibly beautiful on the hanger could be all wrong on the body. Conversely, something that looks boring on the hanger can look amazing when you put it on.

I send this out as a warning to all of you ladies and gentlemen who are like me, in that they feel good just not trying things on. Be warned, my friends. What about you? Do you have a story about something that you just lay down on the counter that looked terrible at home? Or, have you found something incredible that you thought looked fairly drab before you tried it on? Share your “trying it on” story!