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Size 14 .... I am coming to get you soon !


Saturday, July 14, 2012

I found an articles with measurements to determine pant size. Does this look about right for you ? I guess each brand has it's own chart but this is helpful and looks to be correct.
I wonder why they have a waist to hip difference of 10 inches, my waist is not 10 inches smaller than my hips....not yet anyways LOL I find this odd since when I find pants that fit over my hips and tush (ughh...and thighs) ....the waist is usually too large.

I am wearing 16s right now ...but I think I am close to wearing 14s. My pants are feeling loose and I have been catching myself pulling them up alot lately.

Compare your waist and hip measurements against your brand's size chart according to your build category. For example, JC Penney's misses size chart :
Size 0 (extra small): Waist = 24 inches and hips = 34.5 inches
Size 2 (extra small):: Waist = 25 inches and hips = 35.5 inches
Size 4 (small): Waist = 26 inches and hips = 36.5 inches
Size 6 (small): Waist = 27 inches and hips = 37.5 inches
Size 8 (medium): Waist = 28 inches and hips = 38.5 inches
Size 10 (medium): Waist = 29 inches and hips = 39.5 inches
Size 12 (large): Waist = 30.5 inches and hips = 41 inches
Size 14 (large): Waist = 31 to 32 inches and hips = 42.5 inches
Size 16 (extra large): Waist = 33.5 inches and hips = 44 inches
Size 18 (extra large): Waist = 35.5 inches and hips = 46 inches
Size 20 (extra extra large): Waist = 37.5 inches and hips = 48 inches

This article also has men and children clothing measurements for JcPenney.
Read more: How to Size Pants | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_511785
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THEEASYKILL30 7/16/2012 12:05PM

    I'm so glad to hear that you've gone down a size. CONGRATS!!! That's emoticon and emoticon

To answer your question regarding why the waist measurement is so much smaller than the hip one - that's because most companies use "natural waistline" - this is kind of where your upper body meets your lower body and is MUCH higher up than most of us think it is. For most every day stuff, we think of (or maybe it's just me) the waist as where our belly button is but the "waist" measurements clothing companies are using are actually higher up on the body than that.

I find their "guidelines" useful to a certain extent but I never trust any pair of pants until I've tried them on. Some brands have very, very bad QC.

I know this because my mom works in the fashion industry.

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HEALTHYLISA 7/16/2012 11:24AM

    Thank you ! I went shopping yesterday and bought two pair of size 14 jeans and they feel great and better yet they were on clearance ($22 for both) ! emoticon

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KAYKAYGETSFIT 7/15/2012 12:48PM

    You go girl! Keep up the good work!

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THRIVE2DAY 7/15/2012 12:33PM

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HEALTHYLISA 7/15/2012 12:12PM

    OK I feel silly now ....I was looking at chart and then I went to my measurements and my hips are 42.5 exactly so I should be in size 14s.

I went digging through all my clothes and found size 14 slacks ....they fit ! I found a size 16 Woman's navy blue short sleeve suit that was on small size (kept it because regular price $89 and I got it for $11 after sale and coupons) so I could not wear...I can now (perfect fit). No size 14 jeans to try on ...I tried some 14 jean capri's that were with my size 12s and they are too tight (maybe why I had with 12s). I am excited now because I have so many cute clothes in size 12 and size 10. I can't wait to wear all my OLD new clothes !!! emoticon emoticon

Down 2 Pant Sizes !!! (From 45.5 inches to 42.5 inches on hips)

Comment edited on: 7/15/2012 12:32:07 PM

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BWGIRL36 7/15/2012 9:50AM

    My waist is always larger than my hip (flat butt). I just use my hip size for fit and it usually works out better for me.

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CAROL- 7/14/2012 8:06PM

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Keep up the good work!

thanks for sharing the chart.

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