Dress size v BMI

(78 Posts)
WhatWillSantaBring Mon 27-Jul-20 14:56:34

Purely out of curiosity, what dress size are you or do you think you will be when you're at the top of your healthy BMI range? (And middle and bottom if you know).
I'm 5'8"
BMI 25 = size 12/14
BMI 22 -= size 8
BMI 19 = size 4 (I'm guessing - never gonna happen!)

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Fandajji Mon 27-Jul-20 15:13:02

My bmi is 26.1 (just over healthy) and I'm a 10, sometimes a 12 in tops

It was 22 and I was an 8 top and bottom

19.. Well I would probably be dead but if anyone is dressing me I'd probably be a size 4-6

Spodge Mon 27-Jul-20 17:19:37

5'10"
BMI 25
Size 16 bottom, 14 top

Looneytune253 Mon 27-Jul-20 17:30:38

Lol my body is weird. My bmi is 35 and I'm size 14/16. In 5'7

OneRingToRuleThemAll Mon 27-Jul-20 17:38:16

Im 5'7". BMI 27. Dress size 12 top and bottom.

SauvignonBlanketyBlank Mon 27-Jul-20 17:38:18

I'm 40 and 5ft 10.My bmi is 22 .4 and I'm a 10-12

Foreverlexicon Tue 28-Jul-20 07:43:33

I seem to stay in a size 12 forever!

I fitted in my size 12 jeans when I was BMI of 26 and I’m only just fitting into my size 10s now at a BMI of 22.

I’m a size 8 when I’m approaching a BMI of 19/18 but by then my top half is looking skeletal and gross.

Top half changes more; that’s a size 12 at 26, 10 at 24 and now coming to an 8.

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SellFridges Tue 28-Jul-20 07:57:23

I’m always a 14. BMI is hovering at 30 (so yes, technically obese and I will get it down) but still a 14.

Before I had the children my BMI was about 25 and I was still a 14.

PassingByAndThoughtIdDropIn Tue 28-Jul-20 08:00:20

BMI 24.9 and short - dress size 12 in grown-up shops or 14 in young people’s shops.

ArriettyJones Tue 28-Jul-20 08:00:40

5’8

BMI 21 = Dress size 10
BMI 25 = Dress size 14

ArriettyJones Tue 28-Jul-20 08:01:17

SellFridges

I’m always a 14. BMI is hovering at 30 (so yes, technically obese and I will get it down) but still a 14.

Before I had the children my BMI was about 25 and I was still a 14.

confused How is that possible? You should give yourself to medical science. smile

Fatted Tue 28-Jul-20 08:06:42

@ArriettyJones vanity and inconsistent sizing across stores.

Dress sizes are not an accurate measure of anything. I can be three different sizes at any given weight. Focus on the numbers on the scales.

ArriettyJones Tue 28-Jul-20 08:10:31

I can be three different sizes at any given weight. Focus on the numbers on the scales.

That’s the opposite, though.

I’m rather envious of @SellFridges ‘s ability to wear the same clothes despite weight fluctuations. That must make life much easier.

willowandsage Tue 28-Jul-20 08:14:52

5 foot 7

BMI 29 - size 12/14
BMI 25 - size 12
BMI 20 - size 6/8 top, size 12 bottom

Lurkingforawhile Tue 28-Jul-20 08:16:03

5 foot 2. Currently BMI 24 and size 10 - 12 trousers, size 8 -10 tops. If I get down to BMI 22 I'll go down half a size.

SellFridges Tue 28-Jul-20 08:26:52

How is that possible? You should give yourself to medical science

I think it’s because BMI is a bit bollocks. We should really focus on waist measurements as a health sign I think.

I am naturally quite curvy - large boobs which don’t shift if I lose weight, and broad hips. As I’m heavier right now I’m also carrying weight on my stomach. So it doesn’t really affect my size as such.

I’m also not convinced by vanity sizing - I buy (or did until the pandemic sent them bust) most of my clothes from Oasis and Warehouse. I don’t think they’ve got noticeably bigger over the last decade. Now I buy from Hush and Oliver Bonas.

Octopus37 Tue 28-Jul-20 08:33:26

5ft5

BMI 21.3 - Size 10/12 - More 10 on top, 12 on the bottom
BMI 18/19 - Size 8/10 - But top half looks very scrawny

Aiming for BMI 20, but note sure I'll ever get there, keep going, was 22. something at the beginning of the year.

Age 45

utterlynutty Tue 28-Jul-20 08:35:30

I'm 5ft8 with a BMI of 21,size 10

LadyCatStark Tue 28-Jul-20 08:40:07

BMI 20
Size 8 in real sizing and 6 in vanity sizing 🤨
Oh and height is 5’4

goteam Tue 28-Jul-20 13:45:49

I'm 5'5" and 11 stone 2 lbs

BMI 26 = dress size 12/14 (from mid 30's to age 40 ie now, post kids basically)
BMI 22 = dress size 10 (from around age 28 to mid 30's, again gradually rose as I entered secure relationships, sedentary jobs etc)
BMI 19 = dress size 8 (from around age 20 to 28 although crept up gradually)

However clothes sizes vary so much from shop to shop. I remember buying some Jeans in H&M as a very slim 22 year old which were a size 14 whereas all my other clothes were 8 and occasionally 6. Similarly, I very occasionally fit in a 10 now which I know is vanity sizing.

BurtsBeesKnees Tue 28-Jul-20 13:50:24

5'3"

Bmi 29 - dress size 14/16
Bmi 25 - dress size 10

Aroundtheworldin80moves Tue 28-Jul-20 13:55:30

Currently wearing a pair of size 16 jeans which are a bit baggy round the waist. I'm 5'7. And currently have a BMI of 33...

European sizes are a bit more accurate in my experience, I'm a 46 in those!

Owleyes16 Tue 28-Jul-20 14:00:10

I'm 5 foot nothing with a massive bmi of 36 blush I'm a size 16/18 on bottom and 14 on top. I know im weird! When I was a healthier weight at 9 stone, I was a size 10 on top and 12 on bottom.

Lyricallie Tue 28-Jul-20 14:01:09

5 ft 3, BMI of 29 and size 14. Getting down slowly but steadily!

tabulahrasa Tue 28-Jul-20 14:08:19

“How is that possible? You should give yourself to medical science”

Nah, I stay in some sizes a long time too - from a bmi of 26 through to 20 I’m a size 12

My conclusion is that I’d really struggle to get under a 12, so at 26 I’m just into a 12 and then just get a less fat 12 as I lose weight. But my hips and shoulders stay a 12.

I’m a 14 for quite a lot longer than I’d expect too.

I mean I’d blame random sizes... but it’s literally the same jeans and stuff, so...

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