3/04/2009

question

If you order a pair of pants and they turn out to be just a bit on the small side (as in, they fit and you can breathe, but they are definitely 'snug'). Do you send them back for a size that would be a bit roomier--maybe even too roomy? Or do you hold on to them with the assumption that you'll soon lose enough weight for them to fit well?

10 comments:

Penny L. Richards said...

Send them back. Life's too short and closets are too small to hold onto tomorrow's maybe-possibly clothes.

xJane said...

hold onto them—it's nice to have a goal

earthtomeryl said...

I'd normally say send them back, but your body is still adjusting to your heavier exercise regimen. I bet you'll lose weight and it will be nice to have those pants because they'll fit right :)

hollygee said...

I'd send 'em back, but then I'm 60yo and have given up. You are rowing and active. In other words: no help here.

breathingmoss said...

I'll just say this:

There are 3 or 4 tubs of clothes in the back of my closet that are "goal" clothes. If/when I ever reach that goal, they will be vintage and/or shredded by moths. If/when I get off my butt and start exercising (oh, how my depression would be slayed by such a move!), the goal may come within reach before the moths descend.

That's all I have to say.

janeannechovy said...

It depends how great a deal they are. If they are super-cool and not too much money, I might even buy the other pair without returning the first, so I would have them to wear at whatever weight.

jana said...

Hmmmm...you're all right. I should have pants that fit me right now (not in the distant future), but I am losing inches right now due to paddling and this will probably increase rapidly once I switch from one practice/week to 3/week.

But of course the pants were a good deal (because I am that kind of thrifty gal), so maybe one pair in each size isn't a bad call. :)

Still trying to decide....

angryyoungwoman said...

I'm just waiting to find pants small enough to fit me that aren't in the juniors department. I'm a grownup now. Pink embroidery on my bum is a no-no.

susanhaywardphotography said...

As a person who hates tight clothing, I would say wear what's most comfortable. Of course, wearing a pajama top to a Relief Society dinner tonight might have been going too far.

Vajra said...

They fit. They're just showing your body a bit more than you're used to. I say keep them if it's not an economic sacrifice.