Shopping for clothes can be a harrowing experience. Between the low quality of the lighting in many dressing rooms and the almost randomness of the sizing, it is normal for your self esteem to plummet when trying on the trendy white jeans. Fitness recently conducted a survey about the highs and lows of clothes shopping and what happens behind closed dressing room doors. The results are interesting and might feel a little familiar.
Here are some highlights from the 1,0001 women poll:
- 64 percent said trying on clothes in public lowers their self confidence
- 10 percent have cried in dressing rooms about the way they look
- 15 percent have accidentally ripped or gotten stuck in a garment that was too small
- 40 percent of the women have bought something that was too small, hoping it would look good once they lost weight
- 14 percent of the women have refused sales help so they wouldn't have to reveal their size
- 41 percent have started working out after a shopping trip
Body image, health and self esteem are all tied up in one big ball. So tell me you would finish this sentence.