To think that vanity sizing is getting ridiculous and to wonder where thin people buy their clothes?

(133 Posts)
LiegeAndLief Mon 25-Feb-13 19:44:09

10 years ago, I used to be a perfectly normal size 12. In recent years I seem to have shrunk to a 10. Last week I had to go down to an 8 in two separate shops - one of which I bought several things in a 10 from 6 months ago which fitted perfectly!

This is not a stealth boast as I am certainly not getting any smaller.

The thing that really got me is that both shops had nothing smaller than an 8, either in store or on-line. I'm a fairly average size and know plenty of people smaller than me. It just seemed utterly ridiculous that I was wearing the smallest size in the shop.

To be fair, in shops like New Look and H&M which seem to be aimed more towards a teenage market I am very much still a 10, verging on 12. But that just makes it worse as it really irritates me that I can't just be the same size everywhere!

LaQueen Tue 26-Feb-13 17:05:56

"lequeen probably because i am too fat to live, and the world will only give me the likes of beth ditto to validate my larditude"

Chibi but I thought you said you were a toned size 12, with nary a wobble? Sounds good to me smile

LaQueen Tue 26-Feb-13 17:09:32

Oh Fat Face just do comedy sizing...have a couple of tops from there, which are size 10s - yet, they're a bit big on the shoulders hmm

I suspect it's because Fat Face target 30 & 40 something Mums, who want to feel comfy, but don't want to admit they've never lost that excess 20lbs since the birth of their last baby (5 years ago).

chibi Tue 26-Feb-13 17:12:02

i want to keep on sparring but my heart isn't in it. capricious tart that i am, i found something else in the internet to be cross about smile

til we meet again lequeen i jiggle my size 12 incipient bingowings at you with gay abandon wink

Springdiva Tue 26-Feb-13 17:12:06

I always bought size 12 trousers from M&S.

I bought them when I was 9.5st many years ago and I buy them at 11 stone now hmm - in fact the last pair were too loose unless newly washed.

MechanicalTheatre Tue 26-Feb-13 17:19:11

I am 5ft1 and 7 and a half stone, so, yes, very petite. I am not, however, freakishly thin, I have boobs and a bum and thighs.

I have a blazer that is a size 4 that is TOO BIG ACROSS THE SHOULDERS.

And yes, it is a nightmare trying to buy anything that fits, especially in cheap shops like Primark. Everything hangs off me, I hate it.

I'm a mixed size I need accommodate large norks 32 GG anyone so have to buy bigger but now lost loads weight swamp everywhere ( work in progress still ) so while your sorting out sizes can you also sort out tops that accommodate boobd without either going tarty or baggy fitting be nice wink

I am a 12 bottoms in new look and Primark but notice can do a 10 up in next but am heavier than I was pre kids ( longtime ago ) and yet almost same size in jeans

JenaiMorris Tue 26-Feb-13 18:53:46

I don't think anyone has mentioned dressipi yet, have they?

You enter your height, weight, shape and the sizes and brands of some clothes you know already fit and it will let you know what size you are across the brands. Seems pretty accurate, although I've not ordered anything online through it.

Some of the style recommendations made me cry though.

ZebraOwl Tue 26-Feb-13 21:18:48

choceyes & Cantbelieveitsnotbutter

I have been told that apparently lots of chains end up with that kind of variation because factories get told "you must get X many pairs of size Y jeans from Z amount of material" but Z is not a constant, so the cut has to be varied to meet the order specs: crazy!

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