The Bodymetrics machine scans your body and offers up brand and silhouette suggestions, helping you find the perfect pair of jeans — but would YOU trust a machine?
When it comes to denim, every girl searches for the perfect fit in jeans, and the Bodymetrics machine is coming to a store near you to eliminate the frustration of finding that perfect pair. While now I know what brands fit my body best, it took marathon sessions in the dressing room and years of trying on, which is why I was intrigued when I read about the machine.
The pod already launched in the UK, but just recently came to the US with a 4-day test run in Bloomingdale’s — and is planning to expand to at least 100 stores, according to WWD. Using Microsoft Kinect for Windows technology, you stand inside the machine, (that looks like a cross between a stand-up tanning bed and the scanner at the airport security check-in), and then it tells you your shape. Named after gems, you’re either an ‘Emerald’ (the slim shape), ‘Ruby’ (curvaceous), or ‘Sapphire’ (which falls in between the two. Next, it provides brand suggestions, telling you what jeans would be best for your body type.
While I’m interested in seeing how the machine works and think the advancement in technology is really cool, three classifications just aren’t enough! Being a petite girl who spends as much time at the tailors as I do shopping, I’m a bit skeptical.
What do you think? Would you happily wait on line to get scanned as if you were in the airport, if it meant finding the perfect pair of jeans or do you think the old-fashion trip to the dressing room is the only way to find the perfect pair?