Clothes are all made according to different measurements, and aren’t universally the same. When I worked in fashion retail, I would often get women trying something on in their “usual size” that would end up fitting a little more snug than they would have liked. When I would suggest going up a size, they would get flustered and almost offended at the suggestion, refusing to “be a bigger size than they were.” But it’s important to remember that in fashion today, we can be more than one size depending on the cut, fabric, style, and fit of a garment. Don’t be afraid to try a size up or down if you need to. What’s important is how the clothing looks and makes you feel — not what the label says.