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by Steph (fluffybaka)
at August 15th, 2006 (08:37 pm)

I'll never understand women's sizing for clothing. I'm by no means a big girl. I'm 5'4", 125 lbs, 36-28-39. I've got my curves, and I'm so very blessed to have them in all the right places.

Here's the deal.

In women's t-shirts, I have to buy a size large. I'm not a large person. What do large people buy? I'm even in the US, where we keep getting bigger and bigger, yet little me wears a large?

In jeans I wear a size 9, but if I wear guys jeans, I fit a 31 comfortably (see: slightly baggy), so I wonder why women's sizes start so small. Guys jeans generally start at 30, maybe 29. Any smaller than that, and you're in kids sizes! Why have women decided they want to make themselves feel fat by making the sizes disproportionate? Logically, a little girl's 16 should be smaller than a women's 0. That's how it works in the mens department. Oddly enough, I can squeeze myself into that size 16. w.t.f. That shouldn't happen.

Does anyone know of an actual reason as to why the sizes are so weird?

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Posted by: Girl Anachronism (lp_drumline7)
Posted at: August 16th, 2006 02:08 am (UTC)
Snakes on a plane!

Maybe I'm just a meaniepants and biased, but it's almost as if it's supposed to be some kind of thinspiration thing that's trying to be pushed onto women :/ Larger size = you ARE larger = inspiration to get thinner. I dunno why they do it, really. I won't even begin to pretend to know how the hell they do things in the fashion industry.

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