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To think size 10 is slim?

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joogle Tue 31-May-11 15:46:53

I realise it depends on how tall someone is, I'm 5'8" and a size 10 which in my head is a slim combination but when I look in the mirror I look quite chunky, it is driving me insane as I can't work out whether a 10 isn't actually that slim or whether it's some kind of weird dysmorphia where I look bigger than I am. Can I just add I am not fishing, just wanted some opinions and wondered if anyone else has a similar thing

Ooopsadaisy Tue 31-May-11 15:50:29

I am 5 foot 4 and a size 8 trousers and size 10 top.

I am toned so would say I am slim.

At 5'8'' and size 10, I would imagine you to be slim. You may have quite muscley limbs if you are sporty and that might give you a slightly chuncky appearance (as opposed to looking "willowy").

noddyholder Tue 31-May-11 15:51:21

I think its skinny!

Liliana1 Tue 31-May-11 15:51:25

I would love to be a size 10! I'm only 5'5'' and was a 10 when I got married - felt and looked tiny and loads of people said how small I looked. Usually about a 12 / 14 so didn't lose loads and loads of weight but really did make a difference. So yes I think 10 is healthily slim

Don't know about body dysmorphia so can't help there I'm afraid

MissVerinder Tue 31-May-11 15:51:45

I'm going to biscuit you, but in a nice way.
biscuit
It is slim.

Liliana1 Tue 31-May-11 15:52:59

Mmmm biscuits! Maybe that's why I'm no longer a 10 grin

MissPenteuth Tue 31-May-11 15:54:15

Size 10 is slim, especially at 5'8". I'd say a similar thing about myself though; I'm only 5'4" but am a size 8/10 and still feel I look a bit fat at times. In my case I think it's because I'm still bigger and less toned than I was pre-pregnancy.

monstersX2 Tue 31-May-11 15:54:16

I'm 5'9 and size 14, i don't see myself as fat but would like to be a little smaller/toned. I would imagine you to be pretty slim going by your stats. But for comparison my mum is 5'3 and size 10, sometimes she looks a little too thin. Depends on your bones, muscles etc i suppose.

HushedTones Tue 31-May-11 15:54:31

At your height it is definitely slim.
It is slim on shorter women too. I have friends your height who look slim at size 12 or size 14 whereas on a short lady, you can start to look chunky a lot quicker than taller ladies do.

Maybe its the style or the cut of clothes that's the problem. Anything that cuts across your tummy can make you look wider and, even if you're tall, if your legs are short compared to your body you can look bigger unless you dress to compensate for it (sorry I've probably given you a whole new complex now!)

Ephiny Tue 31-May-11 15:55:17

Sizes vary massively between different shops and styles, so 'size 10' doesn't really mean much in absolute terms. Still I'd guess you must be fairly slim!

MrsSnow Tue 31-May-11 15:55:38

Size 10 is slim. The problem is not with you, the problem is with society saying that various celebs "are a curvy size 8", "is now perfectly toned size 6" etc. Society has changed and therefore these changed expectations are bound to have an effect on women and even men.

BulletWithAName Tue 31-May-11 15:56:10

At 5' 8 it most definitely is.

icooksocks Tue 31-May-11 15:56:11

I'm 5ft 8 and when I look back at pictures of me at a size 10 many moons ago I was definitely slim. So you definietly are slim.

nickelbabe Tue 31-May-11 15:56:35

yes, size 10 is slim.
especially as you are 5'8".
size 12 would be slim, too, on someone your height.

icooksocks Tue 31-May-11 15:56:47

apparantly I can't spell definitely though blush

tulip27 Tue 31-May-11 15:58:22

need to work out your bmi so to be conclusive in my answer I need your weight .

dittany Tue 31-May-11 16:00:34

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joogle Tue 31-May-11 16:03:05

I'm 9 stone 9 pounds.

I have just been in one of those changing rooms with mirrors all around today and caught sight of myself in undies, I was shocked how chunky I looked.

I guess 'selbs do tend to be a lot thinner nowadays and it is mostly them who we see in their bikinis and undies so maybe that's why?

DiscretionGuaranteed Tue 31-May-11 16:04:12

Depends on the shop of course - I have a bit of an arse on me, and huge thighs, but an M & S size 10 skirt will still hang off me, whereas I'd probably struggle to fit into a New Look size 14. But then I'm only 5'4", at 5'8" you're extremely unlikely to look as dumpy as I do.

dittany Tue 31-May-11 16:04:40

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joogle Tue 31-May-11 16:07:48

It's difficult not to do it as it's not really a concious thing, god I'm 31 years old and still worrying about the same things I was when I was 14, will it ever end?!?!

NieuweBuurvrouw Tue 31-May-11 16:08:29

Am with dittany on this one.

In any case, there are few places as unflattering (physically andpsychologically) as changing rooms with all round mirrors. The lighting is usually atrocious and the mirrors flawed. The whole experience seems designed to make one feel exposed and inferior.

joogle Tue 31-May-11 16:09:12

Yes Kate Middleton looks very very thin, it makes me cringe a bit to see someone that thin but then again it could just be her natural shape blush

darleneoconnor Tue 31-May-11 16:11:06

Yes you are slim and yes you have bdd. Stop reading mags and watching music vids.

tulip27 Tue 31-May-11 16:12:30

Yes your slim(bmi 23). I agree that society makes size 10 seem big. I'm 5ft 9 and 9 stone and a size 10. I do understand where you are coming from as I don't feel slim when I look in the mirror anymore and perhaps that is because we compare ourseleves to people we see in the media.

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