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9/30/10 1:22 A

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I love the Jr's dept. They fit me much better, I used to wear mens jeans because the legs are thinner and the hips are strait. I am 155 pds 5'1. I wear a size 13 or 11 junior pants, my goal is to be in a 7! When i was just married I wore a size 5 and was 112 pds. I have to hem everything!

My daug is 4'10 and has everything tailored to fit. she i in a size 5 and about 105 pds.

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9/29/10 4:46 P

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I am with BEMORESTUBBORN.... being sent to the JR's department Kohls made Kohls no longer my favorite store! It is HARD to find clothes in JRs.

While being under size 4 is great, a Jr 0, 1, 3 does not really fit an adult woman 0, 1, 3! Usually the thighs are really tight. Or if you can find a fit... usually the jeans are torn or have rinestones on them. um hello? I'm 44...

I was really happy to find that Old Navy has pants and shorts in 0,1,3 etc with a wider thigh so they fit! woohoo, new favorite store..

Also for the sizes... they have found that woman will pay $25 more for the same pair of jeans if the size is smaller. Jean A = $30 size 10, Jean B = $55 size 8. There are mfg'r that will lower label.

Also... best find I had when I was dropping the weight was to shop at Good Will as I was only in the sizes for a few weeks, then down to the next. Not sure what it was when I was there, but I am currently in anything from a 0 to a 3.






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9/21/10 6:07 P

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CUBANJELLY, You and I are about the same size. I wear size 5 up to 10 and 12. If a dress has a full skirt I'll take 5, 6. Jeans are same as yours; but you don't mention shortening the leg.

You may be lucky and have long slim legs. The reason men have standardized measure is the armed services. Fitting out the men, waist and length of leg was easy for pants. The same for shirts, neck and sleeve.

Nothing so easy for us ladies. Lol.


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9/21/10 2:10 P

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Forget about it! The nonsense that is "vanity sizing" has thrown industry standards out the window! Whenever I go shopping, I have to head to the fitting room with a zero, a one and a three and depending on the manufacturer, sometimes a double zero! More often than not, I have to shop in Juniors which for a fifty-three-year-old woman is no picnic. Ever try to find a pair of junior jeans without some cutesy crap on them? ARGH! As for regular women's sizes, I can't even choose from Misses Petite anymore. Everything is huge and that has more to do with marking a size down than with me being so thin. So, the only thing I can tell you is, lift weights and build up your arms because you're going to need the strength to carry loads of clothing to try - LOL!

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9/21/10 1:42 P

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I agree with you, CubanJelly. Some of my size 12 clothes fit; but many of them don't. I still want to lose more weight, and find it very difficult to find a garment that really fits.

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9/21/10 9:36 A

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I don't think the clothing industry has any standard measurement. Seriously, I have a size 12 skirt that fits better than the size 8 - it's ridiculous. I can wear a size 6 pair of leather pants, but the size 10 jeans are tight. It makes no sense.

I've never been a standard size anyway, I'm very muscular and have a tiny waist. At bra fittings the women in the store usually stare in unbelief when I tell them I'm a 32 DDD, then they measure and lo and behold, I was right.

I'm 5' 1 1/2" and weigh 145 - I wear anywhere from a size 6 to a 10. If it fits in the waist, the thighs will be tight. If it fits in the thigh, the waist will be loose - ah, can't win without tailoring! LOL

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9/21/10 7:44 A

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I'm 4'11" and my size 12 clothes are beginning to feel loose. I think I have come down to Size 10, at 133 lbs.

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9/20/10 11:15 P

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This is very interesting. At first I thought it was a size chart for custom made clothes, or finding a standardized, for women, fitting chart.

Like a man's....shirt, neck 16, sleeve 40. Pant, waist 26, leg 30. So much easier than ladies, having to take a 28 waist so that the hip will fit.
Means alter waist and shorten leg about 5 inches.

I know it is funny to some people; but so aggravating when I am so tired of altering.

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9/20/10 7:52 P

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Hiya, I haven't done a size chart as I am in New Zealand and our sizings would be different but this is very interesting.

I'm @ your height - just a tiny fraction taller at bang on 5'

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9/20/10 7:49 P

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So I just lost my first 5# and got excited. I was attempting to plan in detail what size I will be at what weight. I was wondering what size did you ladies wear at your various weights?

Here's mine:

(I am 4 ' 11.75" tall)

110 lbs Size 5

120 lbs Size 7

130 lbs Size 7 (but a 9 would have been more comfortable)

140 lbs Size 9

150 lbs Size 11 (current size)

160 lbs Size 13

My goal weight is 110 lbs but I know that weight does not really account for how well your clothes fit and since I have been working out and building muscle I am excited to see what difference that will make.

So what about you guys?

Maybe this can help others guestimate what size they will wear (please include height!!)

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