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dancemom Wed 07-Oct-20 17:36:37

Does this size guide ring true for anyone?

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tectonicplates Wed 07-Oct-20 17:44:11

Maybe for a vintage-style company? There are a few companies who still use old sizing. Also wedding dress companies do this too - they tend to be far less generous in size than high street clothes.

But these days, most companies would say that a size 12 has a 30 inch waist, so no, I don't think that size guide rings true for any modern company.

TwoZeroTwoZero Wed 07-Oct-20 17:46:42

Only when I'm following patterns to make my own clothes. I'm a size 20 according to that chart.

When buying from the high street I'm a 14-16.

dancemom Wed 07-Oct-20 17:57:53

Thank goodness!

Would you go by waist size regardless even if it means you're ordering several sizes larger then?

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TwoZeroTwoZero Wed 07-Oct-20 18:02:49

I think it depends on what I'm ordering. I prefer buying clothes from an actual shop because I can try them on because I've found that if they fit my waist they're too big for my hips yet too small for my boobs.

maverickallthetime Wed 07-Oct-20 19:54:19

Which shop is this?

I remember my mum saying that 24" was a 10 back in the day, if you go to next I think that's nearer a size 16-18 now! Just a nightmare

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