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WL: tight in the arms (but I played baseball for years and years, so). Otherwise great.
I dunno, I tried on the WL (the exact same WL, in case folks are curious, and I am probably ~50lbs less than ADQ), and I just didn't like it. Fit fine on the bust, hung like a tent everywhere else. Your WXL experience is what I found in WL.
Also I'm sorta the definition of "apple shaped" if that helps.
After wearing my "Too Many Cooks" since about 5:30am this morning (so about a full work day), I'm still comfy.
Your mileage may vary. Even someone with the exact same measurements as me may not like the way it looks. They may not think it looks good on me even.
All I know is when I look in the mirror I go "aw lookit you in your cute green Spiritgreen shirt", and that kind of is what gets me through the afternoon.
That and lip gloss. Never underestimate lip gloss.
I'm just hanging out, really.
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trekmiss wrote:This part right here is how I feel. It feels lousy.
Same here. I've had to pass on two awesome shirts this week because of the change. :/
Breathe me in, I'm yours to keep.
Shirts: 53: 30 for myself, 23 for friends/family.
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ochopika wrote:What everyone has been saying is that there is NO size that fits a small woman. It's not the same as having to order a men's size when the women's sizes were too small.
It's great that Woot listened and responded to those women who had issues with the AA sizes, but why shouldn't they listen to people who can no longer buy their shirts now?
First of all, I want to say that most of us gals posting here who don't fall in the AA WS/WM size range are still sympathetic to those of you who do (or did) and no longer fit into any of the new sizes offered by woot. My guess would be that, as women who buy clothes, many of us definitely do know what it's like to not be able to find a size that fits you in something you love: in short, it really sucks. And as Boots pointed out, in some ways it's worse when it's something you used to be able to buy and wear, but can't anymore, and through no fault or decision of your own.
When Woot was still using AA shirts for everything, it did seem like there were a few women around who did not feel comfortable buying/wearing any of the sizes that were offered. These were women who didn't fit into the limited range of women's sizes and felt that the men's shirts did not fit well enough for them to wear comfortably. I remember seeing posts to this effect somewhere - it might have been in this thread, but I'm not sure. I realize it's not quite the same situation as the one that ladies who wore the AA WS/WM are in now, but I'm sure that to those women, it felt very much the same - like they were being marginalized and ignored by woot. That might explain why some people are responding as if the situations are exactly the same - because the feelings of sadness and "left out"-ness are similar in both situations.
I do think it's an exaggeration to say that woot "listened and responded to those women who had issues with the AA sizes". If this were truly about providing a better fit for their female customers, they would have changed only the women's blanks - or just added a 2X to the women's sizes, as many ladies requested. Very few people had complaints about the fit of the AA men's or kids' blanks. The fact that all of the blanks are changing does seem to indicate that cost was the main consideration here, rather than sizing. And unfortunately, the fact that woot never added a 2X to the women's size lineup in AA doesn't bode well for getting an XS in Anvil. I hope I'm wrong about that last part though!
The goodness of the true pun is in the direct ratio of its intolerability. - Edgar Allan Poe