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thanks to a stomach ulcer and huge amount of stress I have gone down 5 dress sizes since last year. However this now means that I can't find clothes that fit me anywhere. Next size 6s hang off me, I had to buy size uk 2 jeans in gap and nowhere can I find nice underwear. I'm now having to buy children's size 12-13 clothes and yes I do find the occasional nice bit that way but I'd really like to buy grown ups clothes. I look blinking awful in most of the clothes I have, can anyone point me to somewhere that either does skimpy sizes or does smaller sizes.
Whilst other people have leisure time all mine is spent honking around shops looking for clothes to fit. Size 6's have become to big- particually the bottoms.I'm 5'3 34 22 34 and my BMI is normal so I,m just small boned ,dinky etc. I,m always on the look out for well made, grown up clothes but as Kickingking pointed out it's the cheaper 'younger' shops who do the smaller sizes.I often wonder where the hell anyone who is shorter than me i.e 5 foot and under with the same sort of body would shop ?- remember even petite clothes only go down as far as size 6.My weight/shape has not change for past 30 years and then I could buy on the high street (size 8) .....I think vanity sizing has a lot to answer for.
New Look only seems to go down to an 8 I found? Primark 8s swamp me too, although I have a couple of shirts from there that look ok, just bit loose. Karen Millen - right will try there, bit out of my price range but a few nice bits might sort my wardrobe out. I used to have a wardrobe bursting with clothes - not anymore And any ideas for underwear? I used to love la senza but they don't go small enough for bras. I really don't want to have to resort to m and s teenage range!!!
New Look def do a 6 - although it might be only the bigger stores, my local one is huge.
Zulinka I'm 5'1" and similar measurements to you (BMI about 20, I think) - I tend to buy Next size 6 for work trousers, and most other clothes in New Look and Dotty P petites in an 8.
It was harder buying clothes before everyone was wearing leggings - leggings and tunics are an easier thing to make look the right size! I dread the return of tailoring, which I am sure is coming in the wake of Kate Middleton!
MrsCB - she can't borrow my stuff as it's too small for her! She's a curvy size 8 with big boobs. I just feel a bit silly sometimes when I go out with her and we've both got on converse, jeans, hollister hoody - looks like I'm trying to reclaim my youth!!! Oxcat1 off to look at that site now - how I miss my 36d's!!!