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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: thatssoninties_ (thatssoninties_)
Posted at: August 17th, 2006 06:31 am (UTC)

like itsamutiny said I think it has something to do with women's perception of themselves and a bigger number equals bad. I personally though find the opposite. I'm small yes, but it's more so that I'm short. And why should I have to go shop in the kids department? Clothes are generally too big for me. Though some stores I've found (sadly the expensive ones), have sizes that fit me. But the thing is that two years ago I was a 0. I can't find a 0 that fits me anymore. I have a suspicion that what used to be a 2 is now a 0.

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