Magical mirror in the fitting room

@mermaidivy (15417)
United States
March 18, 2011 3:30pm CST
It seems like to me the mirror in the fitting room at the stores is magical When I try the clothes at the store, I look fit in it and slimmer in fact. However, when I try it again at home, my mirror at home tells me the truth that I'm not slim and I don't look really good in it... why is that? I have heard those mirror is different than the normal mirros, is that true?
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@bounce58 (17526)
• Canada
25 Mar 11
Haha! This is funny! Because I just bought a pair of jeans last week, and I could have sworn that I looked good in them when I tried it in the store. And I was surprised that when I tried them on again at home, they were nothing special. So, maybe those mirrors are tricky!
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
28 Mar 11
Yeah... I hear you!
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
25 Mar 11
I am not sure if they are or not. It's funny I came across this discussion becuase I just bought something yesterday that I liked the way I looked in but I haven't tried it on again today to see if I really do like it or not. I hope so, but even so I am goign to try to lose some more weight so that I can fit into it a little better. It wouldn't surprise me if they had a way to make you look better with having a different kind of mirror and as one member mentioned the lighting.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
25 Mar 11
I hope you will like what you bought, I like to try again when I get home after I buy something to make sure if it really looks good on me, otherwise, I would change it before I can't.
@Kirinx (1693)
• United States
22 Mar 11
Eh i doubt that the mirrors are different from the ones at home however i bet its just your perception of yourself. but who knows maybe im wrong and do they do have a magical mirror heheh :)
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
22 Mar 11
@Suzieqmom (2763)
• United States
20 Mar 11
I agree--there is a difference between the mirrors and lighting at the stores and at home. That's why, nowadays, I usually just buy a few items I like and bring them home to try on--I don't even waste the time and effort it takes to try them on at the store--especially when the fitting rooms are crowded. I know I'm going to return some of them anyway because I won't like the items once I get them home, so why waste the extra time at the store?
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
21 Mar 11
It is good that most of the store letus return for money.
@Luwiego (623)
• Israel
19 Mar 11
Its shameful that shops are trying to trick people of buying certain clothes, even if they look bad.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
21 Mar 11
That's one of the method to get you buy the clothes for them.
@thatgirl13 (7307)
• South Korea
19 Mar 11
I know right. I feel exactly the same. The clothes I try in the trial room looks so perfect for me but when I bring it home, its ugh and i don't look good too. Maybe it's the lighting effect lol i don't really know though
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
21 Mar 11
I think the lighting does do something to it, don't know if they are special mirrors though.
@whengcat (1458)
• Philippines
19 Mar 11
Yah, maybe they are using some enhancer so they can sell lots of clothes, lol! this happened to me too and the blouse i bought, i used it just once and after that never did...
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
21 Mar 11
I won't be suprised!
@jaiho2009 (39019)
• Philippines
19 Mar 11
hello ivy, I think so. Stores are too smart what to do so customers will appear appealing with all clothes that they tried on. Really smart... happy weekend
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
21 Mar 11
@veejay19 (3592)
• India
19 Mar 11
In my younger days, ie 50 years ago, when there was no entertainment we used to go to fairs.In them there was a tent called the hall of mirrors.In the tent there used to be several mirrors where our images were distorted.In one mirror we used to look fat, in another thin, in another tall,in another short, in another grotesque etc. We used to come out laughing our guts.Similary in the shops where you buy your clothes the mirror in the trial room may be one that makes you look slim whereas the mirror in your house may be a normal one. There`s nothing magical about it, these mirrors in the stores are stores are 'doctored' if one may put it like that.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
21 Mar 11
Thanks for sharing.
• Philippines
19 Mar 11
I believe mirrors in fitting rooms are built that way.this is to entice customers who just want to fit the clothes to actually buying them.this is an actual marketing strategy used by those boutiques to boost sales.it is much better to bring along a friend while shopping.s/he can tell you how the clothes look at you in person.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
21 Mar 11
I like to receive comments from my sister because it is more genuie than friends.
• Pamplona, Spain
18 Mar 11
Hiya mermaid, It could well be true that their Mirrors are different I canĀ“t explain how and the lighting in the Shop also has a great influence too as to how the clothes will look on you. Like when I go to the Hairdressers their Mirror must have something about it as well because sometimes I like my Hair their but when I get Home I am not quite so happy with how they cut it. Good observation that one I have often thought of it myself as I have two big Mirrors in one Room and I seem to look different in both of them.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
21 Mar 11
I often don't like my hair after I first have it cut as well... but it usually gets better after a couple of days.
• United States
18 Mar 11
This is the case anywhere in the store. I like those mirrors to be honest. I think they make you look your best. I am very thin now so it would not bother me at all.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
18 Mar 11
I would rather the mirror to be honest as well!
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
18 Mar 11
I have often thought that, I have bought many things that when I try them on at home doesn't look as good as in the store...Xould be magic mirrors.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
18 Mar 11
@cher913 (25891)
• Canada
18 Mar 11
the ultimate mirror is on the learning channel's show 'what not to wear'. they have a 360 mirror which i would find pretty scary. i want to go where you shop! lol!
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
18 Mar 11
I would rather to have those mirror so I can just decide buy or not at the stores and not regreat when I get home.
• United States
18 Mar 11
I believe the mirrors in the fitting room somehow enhances because of the size of the mirror and lighting. When you come home and look up close in a mirror you see things differently. It is like applying make-up, where you can look into two different lighted areas and see the make-up light then look in another mirror and the make-up is actually heavier.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
18 Mar 11
The lighting does do something to that
@LovelyxOdd (1192)
• United States
18 Mar 11
For me I think sometimes the setting of the store helps me look more trendy in certain stylish clothes. But when I get home to my mundane wardrobe I feel silly in the news clothes and I end up regretting purchasing them.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
18 Mar 11
Good thing we can return pretty much on anything here as long as we have the recipet and the packagin gof the goods.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
18 Mar 11
I think they are....another thing that bothers me is the lightening. I tried on an outfit once...bought it and when I came home and tried it on the orange top and orange shorts were so totally different that I had to return them! I had that happen with paint just a couple of weeks ago....it looked different in the store then on the walls!
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
18 Mar 11
Yea, the color affects the color of the clothes that we see at the store.
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
6 Jun 11
Hi. mermiaidivy. Whenever I try on clothes in the store, I look so fat and out of shape. But when I get home and try these same clothes on, I look smaller. I am actually a small framed woman, that can wear small, medium and large in clothing sizes. I am not fat at all. I am just in between of being small and medium.
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
19 Mar 11
For me it is not true it is totally known for your self so be it.
• United States
19 Mar 11
I'm not sure. I've heard of the potential to see yourself in a better light at the store rather than at home. I don't know how true it is or isn't. But you know I think we are more critical infront of a mirror of ourselves no matter where the mirror is located. Even moreso when we are trying to justify our purchase we become more critical.