I went to go buy a dress for my class reunion today and it took hours. I used to go to Lane Bryant and just pick whatever was cheap and unobstrusive. Then I slimmed up a bit and could shop anywhere with a 16....which is limiting. Then asa 14 with spanx could wear certain cuts.
Now I'm a 12. Every store and every dress comes in a 12. I tried on probably 50 dresses and probably half of them fit perfectly and looked great. It was odd to have a large selection of attractive dresses to choose from. And it consumed a ton of time and the decision was hard.
Pleased to note... smaller than I was in high school.