But are you still the same clothing size? Then again, I'm not sure 8 years is enough time to have seen the change. It was something that happened more in the 90s, so by the end of the 90s, the sizes had already changed. Nonetheless, there is no standard whatsoever. If you are faithful to one or two brands, you might not notice, but if you buy across a range of brands, you may have noticed that every brand is sized differently, even different styles of the same brand will be sized differently.