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MMRetoucher
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Wait is it a size 6 or 8?
Feb 07 13 07:02 pm  Link  Quote 
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Ararity
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New York, New York, US


Anna Adrielle wrote:

don't try and see too much correlation between size and weight, sure there's a link between the 2 but 2 people can have the exact same weight and height and totally different bodies and carry a different size.
There's this thing called vanity sizing, I'm sure you're familiar with it... It's less pronounced in europe, but in certain (often US based) shops I can easily wear a size 12, although my measurements clearly don't put me at a 12 (I'm a solid 16).
H&M is a european brand, so that makes sense, I guess...

so sizing in stores is often not the same as the sizing agencies use (and they use the correct ones). You could check out models with your hip measurements, and see what size their agency puts them in, but I know from experience you'd be a size 8-10 for an agency.

and nothing wrong with that, you and your hips look great wink. An 8 is not "big" on a tall frame!

Hey thanks for all the info! And the rest of you's too! I'm just getting back to this thread.

Feb 08 13 08:11 pm  Link  Quote 
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Ararity
Posts: 4,347
New York, New York, US


Anna Adrielle wrote:

don't try and see too much correlation between size and weight, sure there's a link between the 2 but 2 people can have the exact same weight and height and totally different bodies and carry a different size.
There's this thing called vanity sizing, I'm sure you're familiar with it... It's less pronounced in europe, but in certain (often US based) shops I can easily wear a size 12, although my measurements clearly don't put me at a 12 (I'm a solid 16).
H&M is a european brand, so that makes sense, I guess...

so sizing in stores is often not the same as the sizing agencies use (and they use the correct ones). You could check out models with your hip measurements, and see what size their agency puts them in, but I know from experience you'd be a size 8-10 for an agency.

and nothing wrong with that, you and your hips look great wink. An 8 is not "big" on a tall frame!

Hey thanks for all the info! And the rest of you's too! I'm just getting back to this thread.

Feb 08 13 08:11 pm  Link  Quote 
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Ararity
Posts: 4,347
New York, New York, US


Autumn Rose Brightly wrote:

This exactly. I have a freakishly long torso (I had two inches on my 6'3 ex when sitting) and am size 36-38DDD so sizing is tricky

Now u bring up a new inquiry.... If a torso can be 'too long', how long is an 'avg/normal'-sized torso? I ask bc I think mine is exaggerated, but not sure to what degree if any, and if exaggerated/long torsos are more common the taller you are.

Feb 08 13 08:16 pm  Link  Quote 
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Ararity
Posts: 4,347
New York, New York, US


Paige Morgan wrote:

I always wished for slightly less hip so I could fit a proper 6 big_smile Grass is always greener smile

Way back when when I was 96lbs and had a 23-24" waist my hips were still 36-37" inches.

I've noticed that no matter the amount of weight I gain/lose...there is always a 12-13" differential between my waist and my hip.


I'm built a curvy pear shape no matter the number on the scale. big_smile
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Here's a nifty little infographic showing the huge gulf in sizing between mass market brands:

http://flowingdata.com/2011/04/28/women … mystified/

Hunh... I forgot that whole thing about being a certain shape... Guess I'm an apple sad lol 

And holy CRAP that's one hell of a chart! It may take me an hour to comprehend this. tongue

Feb 08 13 08:18 pm  Link  Quote 
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Alison C
Posts: 33
New York, New York, US


This reminds me of the fact that in Sweet Valley High the popular/queen bee/cheerleader(?) characters (I haven't read it) were described as "a perfect size 6". Obviously standards are skewed for fashion because it's a pretty regular/desired size.
Feb 09 13 09:49 pm  Link  Quote 
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