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I'm a uk size 4, woohoo!

(74 Posts)
CountryRoadTakeMeHome Tue 26-Jan-16 14:26:39

Well Gap seems to think! I bought some skinny jeans from Gap Outlet earlier (Bargain!) and easily fitted the uk size 4 (25s) if they had a 24 in stock I'm convinced I would of squeezed into them too!

Of course in truth I'm 5ft 9 and a size 8 but hey my ego got a boost! grin Tho should I really be aspiring to a ridiculous size for my frame- probably not hmm

Roseberrry Tue 26-Jan-16 14:28:47

All I can say is envyenvyenvy

I'd love to be tall and skinny but I'm too busy being short and fat.

ouryve Tue 26-Jan-16 14:29:43

I think the outlet jeans are often mistakenly given American sizes. I have some supposedly size 6 jeans from there, a few years back, when I was a 10 everywhere else.

CountryRoadTakeMeHome Tue 26-Jan-16 14:38:25

The outlet ones have both US and UK sizing on the tags. I wonder what size a true uk 6 or 4 takes in there!

I haven't always been slim though. I was a tall sporty slim teen but put gradual weight on after marriage and children. I suffered a traumatic experience a few years ago and lost weight very rapidly through stress. I have been a size 8 couple of years now.

Everyone whatever size or shape CAN look fantastic (and equally awful!).

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Tue 26-Jan-16 14:39:39

I thought gap jeans always showed US sizes...sorry

CountryRoadTakeMeHome Tue 26-Jan-16 14:45:13

The tag on the jeans and the actual label read ;

EU 33 R

Funny thing is I've got long legs too but Regular is a perfect fit. They are lovely Jeans but wow with the vanity sizing!

CountryRoadTakeMeHome Tue 26-Jan-16 14:46:04

EU 32 that should have been!

Blingygolightly Tue 26-Jan-16 14:47:38


Vanity sizing normally makes me cross but I am to partake in your delight!grin

vanillabeauty Tue 26-Jan-16 14:48:52

The true size 4's wear kids clothes 😞

CountryRoadTakeMeHome Tue 26-Jan-16 14:49:19

Thanks Blingy but it's ridiculous if I was truly a size 4 I would slip down the next drain I walk over!

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Tue 26-Jan-16 14:51:49

Oh well enjoy grin

Branleuse Tue 26-Jan-16 14:53:02

5ft 9 and a size 8, and youre still thrilled by vanity sizing to that extent??

Youre already very thin for your height, Your thrill at fitting into a size zero at that height, is a pretty irresponsible thing to boast about

CountryRoadTakeMeHome Tue 26-Jan-16 14:53:37

Vanilla, funnily I wanted a fairly light wash colour of Jeans and I couldn't find any in the women's section. So once I realised how the doing was going I did go and look at the kids section and consider trying a pair on! I suspect they would have been a little Capri !blush I settled on the dark wash size 4s instead grin

CountryRoadTakeMeHome Tue 26-Jan-16 14:55:25

Branleuse I'm not boasting, you have got the wrong end of the stick hmmhmm

Branleuse Tue 26-Jan-16 14:57:37

an ego boost to fit into a size zero? Really?

If you were 5 ft maybe

I hope noone else recovering from eating disorders reads this

thelouisee Tue 26-Jan-16 15:01:37

"I hope noone else recovering from eating disorders reads this"

They shouldn't have opened the thread then!

CountryRoadTakeMeHome Tue 26-Jan-16 15:03:24

No I'm saying the sizing is way off and I'm a modern day size 8!

IronMaggie Tue 26-Jan-16 15:03:33

I see Branleuse's point. If 'smaller is better' then your glee makes sense.

But yes, Gap's sizing is a bit silly. So is M&S'. It makes it much harder to buy clothes online, unless you know in advance how to adjust each shop's sizes.

DownstairsMixUp Tue 26-Jan-16 15:03:37

Jealous! It's taking forever for me to lose weight. not because I like vodka and get take aways oh no

ELLNEW1698 Tue 26-Jan-16 15:04:11

I am 5"9 nearly 5"10 and a size 8 - 10 what leg length are you as regular would be far too short for me, my inside leg length is 34".

NeedAScarfForMyGiraffe Tue 26-Jan-16 15:05:29

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Blingygolightly Tue 26-Jan-16 15:05:29

Blimey. The OP was being lighthearted.

Vanilla, Top Shop, Warehouse, Miss Selfridge, Mango, Banana Republic and J Crew all do size 4. Plus if you look on The Outnet, a lot of they do size 4 or xxs. I can highly recommend Gap age 12 jeans though (and M&S age 12 tops). Same quality as the adults but at half the price. grin

NeedAScarfForMyGiraffe Tue 26-Jan-16 15:06:40

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

CountryRoadTakeMeHome Tue 26-Jan-16 15:08:57

Thanks blingy! Poster have seemed to have missed the point!

I'm actually longer in the torso than leg!

Blingygolightly Tue 26-Jan-16 15:09:44

Need Jinx, as my dcs would say!grin

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