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american sizings- please help they are selling out in front of me!

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twinsetandpearls Tue 24-Jul-07 10:47:20

I am still ordering this flipping swimsuit!

I am between a size 16 and 18.

I thought american sizes were two sizes larger and tended to be on the large size so I would buy a size 12.

But figleaves is saying to buy a size 16 for an 18 , which do I do?

MerlinsBeard Tue 24-Jul-07 10:49:08

add 4 to the english size to find the american a 12 in UK is a 16 in US

twinsetandpearls Tue 24-Jul-07 10:50:44

I thought it was the other way around?

elesbells Tue 24-Jul-07 10:53:14

mom is right it used to be one size difference but all the us sizes changed a few years back. i know a uk four is the infamous zero in US hth

elesbells Tue 24-Jul-07 10:54:00

sorry mis read mom tis the other way round

elesbells Tue 24-Jul-07 10:56:05

i would go for a 14 us size twins. sorry bloody confusing myself now

MerlinsBeard Tue 24-Jul-07 10:56:25

sorry! just re read and realised i had it the wrong way...add 4 to get the UK size!

twinsetandpearls Tue 24-Jul-07 10:56:42

even though figleaves says get the 16.

MerlinsBeard Tue 24-Jul-07 10:56:58

so a UK 16 would be an american 12 and a uk 18 would be an american 14

elesbells Tue 24-Jul-07 10:57:37

yes thats right

lailasmum Tue 24-Jul-07 10:57:44

US8 is a UK12 so US 12 is a UK16

twinsetandpearls Tue 24-Jul-07 10:59:39

even on ebay they are only quoting one size different for these swimsuits

elesbells Tue 24-Jul-07 11:00:59

oh ok now i am confused lol. id go with what they say then tbh it might be old style labelling or something

witchandchips Tue 24-Jul-07 11:03:46

Think UK sizing has become more generous in the last few years. If you are a UK 16-18 guess you will be a US 12-14 but perhaps closer to the 14 than the 12. Posh swimsuits tend to be cut longer on the body which gives you more leeway though.

Budababe Tue 24-Jul-07 11:06:57

Was in NY at Easter and bought everything one size smaller which was fine.

I read somewhere that you should buy swimsuits one size bigger than your dress size too - but that prob confuses you even more!!

twinsetandpearls Tue 24-Jul-07 11:08:05

It gets even worse if I go for their DD swimsuit as I am a 38DD which is an american size 12 or UK size 14 according to them.

witchandchips Tue 24-Jul-07 11:11:50

with swimming costumes its really the length that is the problem and this varies so much between companies
Think you need to get one and then send it back if it does not fit.

twinsetandpearls Tue 24-Jul-07 11:16:24

I am going to order both and return one.

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