When I read this, I had to laugh. I was wearing Size 22 at my highest weight, so would love fitting into a Size 8. But I agree with the majority of people here -- that size is all relative to your height, body build, comfort level, etc. There are some of us who have body builds that will never fit a Size 2 or 4. The media makes it sound like we need to be there in order to be celebrity-like or considered normal. That's distorted! Look in the mirror. Does a Size 8 dress make you look fat? Normal? Underweight? What's normal for you?
On another related subject, I get very frustrated and discouraged when I go shopping, and the store I have chosen to shop in carries clothing made in China or South America. A Size 8 at these stores compares to a Size 2 in a store carrying clothing lines made elsewhere. I know. Don't shop at these stores, then. Well, I do like to browse, however, but I feel like a big cow while watching other petite girls going through the racks.
And, my last beef. Clothes that are designed for larger-sized women are so boring and flubby looking. Seems like the designers think that because we are big, we also don't care to be in fashion!
Give it to me, my friends!