It’s not just buying clothes, it’s making them too - I bought a pattern for a top. Going by bust measurement on the pattern, I was making it at least 2 sizes bigger than I would buy in a shop. When I made the top it was huge! At some point I’ll undo the seams and make it my usual size... so frustrating though 🙄
I'm in an area of Powys, we had to go to Shrewsbury, England to return them a 60 mile round trip for hubby!!! (We took them to the store as I badly needed new clothes with losing so much weight)
As for making things Beckyboo (and this is what makes me even more annoyed) is that years ago I used to be a machinist for M & S and everything had to be exact, even down to the correct number of stitches per inch on clothing !!! Not any more !!!
Things used to be made here in the UK, Now everything is made in China !