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    Patricia Arquette looks beautiful. I like her body best

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    size 14 for raven-dont think so.
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    This size thing is such as load of CRAP
    WTF is a size 00 to 4?? I tried to convert it to european size with on of those online converter thingies. In Holland you can't even get that size clothes in the shops. Hell, a dutch shopassistent would call you an ambulance if you said you needed a size 4 dress. That's a children's size for heaven's sake!!!

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    Default But what do these sizes MEAN?!

    This size 0 debate is very frustrating because I don't know even know what they mean. Even converting it to UK sizes doesn't mean a lot because dress sizes have been so b*st*ardised in the last 10 years or so. I'd love to know the REAL MEASUREMENTS of these garments, then it would actually mean something.

    For instance, everyone's been talking about Victoria Beckham having the same waist as a 7 year-old (ie, a 23" waist). When I was a teen I took a size 8 (well, what a size 8 actually was in the 80s that is), I am almost 100% that the waist on that was a 24". I think Victoria's waist is actually smaller than 23" for her to look so skeletal.

    It was quite normal when I was a kid to hear an actress' measurements being 36" 24" 36" for instance.

    Alas, now the years have passed and I want to lose 75lbs so it hardly matters that I won't see a real size 8 again, but I KNOW they've mucked up the sizes. I am getting into a UK 14 (which I think is a US 10?) and I'm a BIG girl (5ft 10", 212lbs) so there's no way in hell I am getting into a true size 14. That would be a slimmish look for someone of nearly 6ft but I am a Fatty McFatty, LOL! I ordered my old adult size (12-14) in high hopes of dieting down to that again but, blow me, they fit NOW. Aargh!

    Vanity sizing is pointless. I don't care WHAT my label says I am still overweight and fat.

    Here's an interesting article. It also mentions the famous "Marilyn Monroe was a size 16" quote we are always hearing. She may have been, but a size 16 in the 50s wasn't that big. She wasn't a tall woman either.

    http://vintagevoguefashions.com/FAQ/faq.html

    Does anyone else get frustrated with this sizing carry-on? I've got clothes ranging from size 10 to 20 - it's nuts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMoog View Post
    Does anyone else get frustrated with this sizing carry-on? I've got clothes ranging from size 10 to 20 - it's nuts!
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    I only know one person that is a size 0 and she was 5'1 - very petite bone wise and very slender - beautiful girl but let me tell you she was the size of grade schhol kid, even her hands were tiny - feet - everything.

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    Maybe Hollywood has different sizes than us. Kind of like in better stores you always take a few sizes smaller.

    When I was young I was size 5 and people were constantly giving me sandwiches or asking me to eat because I was so thin. I think the sizes have changed.
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    It also depends on their body frames, not just how they look.

    Some of those girls that y'all are saying isn't that big could have a large body frame.

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    I can wear a size 6 dress, and I have almost 42 ince hips!

    it's how the body shape...smaller waist, bigger hips.

    About sizing - there is a govt' standard size in America, but it's not used in order for "vanity sizing" which I CANNOT STAND!!

    For those of you who do not know, go to a store that has sewing kits and models for making skirts, pants...so anyway, that's the govt' sizing, and MANY women were saddened (including me) about their true size.

    Par example - my hips make me a true size 18 or 20. I wear a size "12" in skirts and pants.
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    I knew a girl who was a 0 when I was in 10th grade. She wasn't bony but she looked like an 8 year old.

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    All stores have different sizing. I can wear 2's at Banana, 4's at Abercrombie 6-8 at other stores and 29 in designer jeans, so to say your just one size is nearly impossible because everything is cut so weird these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glamazon View Post
    I can wear a size 6 dress, and I have almost 42 ince hips!

    it's how the body shape...smaller waist, bigger hips.

    About sizing - there is a govt' standard size in America, but it's not used in order for "vanity sizing" which I CANNOT STAND!!

    For those of you who do not know, go to a store that has sewing kits and models for making skirts, pants...so anyway, that's the govt' sizing, and MANY women were saddened (including me) about their true size.

    Par example - my hips make me a true size 18 or 20. I wear a size "12" in skirts and pants.
    I am almost the same size as you glamazon. Except I tend to wear an 8/10 dress...my arms and shoulders are kinda muscular, hence I'm a little bigger...not like Linda Hamilton-esque or anything, but not puny by any means.
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    I went shopping today with my ma. I convinced her she needed to update her look from the "mom jean". I brought in 4 pairs of 515 bootleg cut Levis for her (size 10 to 8) and ALL fit her differently. I (5 ft 9 in) can fit in a 00 at A&F (I don't shop there, I found it at GoodWill!!) but a 3 to 5 everywhere else and sometimes 6. Sizes vary SO much in the US...it's all how you are built and how that particular garment is tailored.

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    You're all so right! Body shape DOES make a difference. I have child-bearing hips and they don't shift no matter what my weight! Even if I diet down to my actual skeleton I wouldn't get into a teeny tiny size

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    Banan Republic has started vanity sizing some of their shirts. It's really upsetting. If you don't know your true size, you might fool yourself into thinking that you are a size 6 perhaps, when your true size might shock you.

    There is no such thing as a size 0 in gov't sizing. It's all according to your individual measurements. Notice how in the 50s and 60s and even before, people's clothing fit them pretty well? Besides the fact that everyone had a tailor, clothes had a standard. If they would re-introduce real sizing, I think an honest debate about weight and sizing can occur.

    I mean, that article in a different thread about the size 12 model being "big" was ridiculous! she looks great and is healthy....anyway, that's how I feel....
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