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Size 2


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

I went to a thrift store yesterday and looked for size 2 or size 0 jeans. I found only two size 2 jeans. I tried them on. They were slightly loose so I bought them. The store had no size 0 jeans in stock. After I go to the Y today, I might go to a larger thrift store, one that I haven't visited in awhile. Since it's a consignment shop, not a store that sells donated clothes it might have more choices in the smaller sizes. I like going to stores that sell donated clothes to help a good cause. The thrift shop I went to yesterday helps animals.

I'm built differently than most women. I'm two inches bigger at the chest than the hips. Most women are the other way around. Currently, my chest is 35 inches and my hips are 33. Since I have such small hips, jeans are becoming harder to find. I think I might find more options at a consignment shop. It's annoying that I might wear a size zero on the bottom and I'm still in the middle of the normal BMI range. Size 0 is considered a tiny size. I don't feel tiny. I feel normal size.

Other older women on Sparkspeople have posted blogs about vanity sizing. I don't think vanity sizing is as bad as other have complained. I seem to find that most sizes are consistent. If I can find a size 2 at a thrift shop, it will be slightly big. I have yet to find any size 0's at a thrift shop. I could go to the mall and try on a few size 0 and see if they fit. I would feel weird about trying clothes on that I don't intend to buy. I rather not spend twenty-five dollars or more for a pair of jeans when I can find them at thrift stores for five.

So I'm on the look out for more size 2 or size 0 jeans so have can have enough jeans so I don't need to do laundry more than once a week.
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WINACHST 3/28/2013 9:26AM

    Wow! I wish I had success in finding jeans that fit me. I tried shopping at thrift sales during the bag sales and grabbed different sizes and none of them fit. emoticon
So, I had to re-donate them

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PATTYKLAVER 3/27/2013 8:10AM

    I love thrift shops, but, like you, find it hard to find the smaller sizes. Good luck trying.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 3/26/2013 7:11PM

    Good luck finding your size. You ARE normal size. You're wear a size 0 pants now, but 50 years ago, they would have called you a size 8.

Vanity sizing refers to the change in meaurements/size over time. Manufacturers admit doing this. It's not a secret.

In 1960 the measurements for a size 6 were 30 ˝-23-321/2.
Now the average size 6 measurements are 36-28-38. That's ME!
No wonder Marilyn Monroe wore a 12. Lucille Ball too – all 115 lbs of her.

Simplicity patterns have held the line and resisted “vanity sizing.” If I make my own clothes I’ll need a size 14 pattern to match the off the rack size 6. In 1960 both matched.

So wear your zero proudly. You are absolutely normal.

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