i would definitely LOVE to be a size 8. i cant tell you the last time it was that i wore that size. i would be ecstatic to wear that size. as others mentioned, it depends on your body shape/size, etc. one size 8 can be different than another size 8.
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i have to agree with the others. it does depend on your height and body structure.
I agree with the others that it depends on your height and body shape. For me, it would be a dream. I don't think I have EVER been a size 8 but if you were always a size 4 then yes, for you, it might be big.
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!
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I agree. Size doesn't matter because clothing manufacturers practice vanity sizing. What is a size 8? Does anyone know what the waist or hip size of a size 8 is ? I sure don't know and neither to designers.
A size 8 pair of Calvin Klein pants are different from a size 8 in Levis. Which are different than a size 8 in Anne Taylor. There is no standardization in women's clothing. As such, don't worry about the number. Buy what fits.
Also, size 8 is relative. To someone who currently wears a size 20 pants, size 8 might be tiny. To someone who wears size 00, size 8 might be huge. Height makes a different. Size 8 on someone who's 5ft 10" is different than someone who's 5ft tall.
One other problem is a size 8 today is different from a size 8 twenty years ago. The size 8 from twenty years ago is smaller than the size 8 today. Once again, it goes back to vanity sizing. Designers are increasing the size of the clothes, but dropping the number.
It depends on your height. Calculate your BMI and that will give you a clue on whether you are in a healthy weight range or not. SparkPeople considers 18.5-24.9 as proper BMI. Weight Watchers aims for 20-25 BMI.
Just type "BMI" in the search box above and then type in your height and weight. Unless you are very short, you are undoubtedly in a good range.
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If I was a size 8, I would be too small
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Most size charts would translate a size 8 as medium or smaller
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I think it depends on what's right for you/your body type. For me, I look best at a 4/6, but I'm only 5'4". My taller roommate was a size 12, and proportionally, she didn't look that much bigger than me.
I think it all depends on your height, I'm 5 feet 7 inches tall so if I was a size 8 I would be slim to me. But if I was petite 5 feet person I could see how that person would think they were big, and big is not the same to everyone I want to weigh 165 lbs at my height and for other people that would still be big, because some women my height like to be at the bottom of the weight scale being 135 which is to little for me. I say whatever you and your doctor agrees on and if your bmi is in proper line then a size 8 is just fine. I used to be a size 7/8 when I was much younger and I alway felt that was to small for me, so base if off of what makes you feel comfortable as long as it's healty. I hope this helped you because I know I ran on :o)
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