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    Quote Originally Posted by chubs View Post
    Well let think about this. 140lbs and wearing a size 14 and being 5'4. That MIGHT be true, if she were SHORTER... like, 5'0. i'm 5'7 and 141, I wear a size 4-6-8.

    Now...the ideal woman...to be 5'7 100lbs and wearing a size 8?? I don't know ANYbody who weighs a100 lbs wearing a size 8. They'd have to be dwarf sized 100 lbs to wear a size 8. Who the heck is 5'7 and 100 lbs? Thats all bones. WAY anorexic for 5'7. Remember pictures of Nicole Richie when she was RAIL THIN? she was supposedly 97lbs or so. And she's SHORTER than 5'7.

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    Now,I'm thinking on what planet is the "ideal woman" 5'7", 100 lbs and a size 8
    Nowhere that I've ever visited that's for sure

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    well, it does say dress size, and we agreed that dress sizes are larger than pants sizes. so, if someone is 140 pounds and wears a size 10 or whatever.....their dress size would be about a 14, right? i never think of my size as my "dress size' though....cus i rarely wear dresses! i don't know.......but i have always heard the average size is a 14, and the average shoe size is an 8. that's just one source i found! there could be other sources that say otherwise. i know i'm 5'4", approximately 170, and a size 14 PANTS.




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    5'7" and 100lbs and a size 8 NO WAY IN H e l l!!!!
    My sister is 5'9"... and at her lowest weight at 117 she was a size 3 ... she looks the best when she weighs 160 and that puts her at a 9 ....medium bone/frame
    My other sister is 5'4" and weighs 130lbs... and is a size 5/7... medium bone & frame
    I am 5'8" 220lbs and a size 16/18..... i liked myself the most when I was 195 and a size 13/14... I am large bone/frame. I would like to get down to a 12....
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    Clothing sizes have definitely changed. When I joined the military 20 years ago I weighed 132 & wore a size 8. Today, I weighed in at 151.4 & I'm a size 8. Go figure!

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    I always strived to be below average.lol

    Yeah clothes are made bigger now. If you can dig out some clothes from 10+ years ago, I bet you a size 8 then is WAY smaller than an 8 now.
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    I was wondering about the size also when i read it. I an 5'0 and weigh 165 and my dress size is a 14 right now. I wear a 10-12 in pants. I guess it just depends on who makes the dress .
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    Yeah, clothing manufacturers have really changed clothing sizes in the last 30 years. What used to be a 14 is now something like a 6 or 8.
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    Smile hmmmmm, very interesting !

    The average American woman is 5'4", weighs 140 lbs, and wears a size 14 dress.



    Do you think that could have been a typo? 2 4 0 lbs, size 14 dress could be


    more like it, but what do I know, I don't wear dresses anymore, lol.

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    My husband says, that they do not make clothes the way they used too!!! So what was a size 14 years ago is no longer!!!! So we can assume this has some validity since current sizes are showing that it carries a larger amount of weight!!!!!
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    see now chubs that confuses me cause I'm 5 foot five, 138 on a good day and wear a size 8. I'm only an inch taller than you, so how come you are a 14? I would say that my body mass might be muscle, but it isn't...heck I don't feel any muscle on my body anymore.......

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    Well let think about this. 140lbs and wearing a size 14 and being 5'4. That MIGHT be true, if she were SHORTER... like, 5'0. i'm 5'7 and 141, I wear a size 4-6-8.

    Now...the ideal woman...to be 5'7 100lbs and wearing a size 8?? I don't know ANYbody who weighs a100 lbs wearing a size 8. They'd have to be dwarf sized 100 lbs to wear a size 8. Who the heck is 5'7 and 100 lbs? Thats all bones. WAY anorexic for 5'7. Remember pictures of Nicole Richie when she was RAIL THIN? she was supposedly 97lbs or so. And she's SHORTER than 5'7.

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    when they measure you for wedding gown they take your bust, waist and hip measurements and then look up the size....i had a big bust and was hippy so they ordered a ten, then they had to take the waist in like crazy...........................

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    Quote Originally Posted by scatanafas View Post
    wedding gowns run different for sure. when i got married I was a size four in regular clothes, 125 lbs....my wedding gown was a size ten.

    I can wear anyting from a 6 to a 10 now at 140 lbs...but not a 14......

    higher end clothing tends to run smaller too i notice.
    I do recall wedding dressing running much smaller. The dress I had picked out was a size 10. Even now, I can squeeze into a size 12 dress, but can't pull a pair of 12 pants past my enormous hips.
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    Yeah dress sizes are much bigger...
    For my wedding i weighed about 140 and was wearing size 6 or 8 and my wedding dress was a 12
    but that is probably mostly because i am busty.


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    Quote Originally Posted by janoodle View Post
    Yeah, dress sizes run larger. A woman I work with weighs 152...she's 5'5...and is shopping for wedding dresses and she's constantly having the staff tell her apologetically that she's in a size 12 dress. She wears a 6-8 in pants and has the tiniest waist since having a tummy tuck.

    She lost over 100 pounds and looks great.
    wedding gowns run different for sure. when i got married I was a size four in regular clothes, 125 lbs....my wedding gown was a size ten.

    I can wear anyting from a 6 to a 10 now at 140 lbs...but not a 14......

    higher end clothing tends to run smaller too i notice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cmarie123 View Post
    Interesting stats! The scary part to me is how most people gain the weight back within 5 years! I hope not!!!

    i know! 3/4 gain it back within one year?! that means 3 out of 4 of us will have all of our fat back next year! aaaahh!! just kidding. we are the exceptions to the rule! yeah......




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    Yeah, dress sizes run larger. A woman I work with weighs 152...she's 5'5...and is shopping for wedding dresses and she's constantly having the staff tell her apologetically that she's in a size 12 dress. She wears a 6-8 in pants and has the tiniest waist since having a tummy tuck.

    She lost over 100 pounds and looks great.

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    i know, i found the 140 lb. with size 14 dress interesting, too. cus right now i'm floating around 170 and i wear a size 14. but at 140 (which i haven't seen in FOREVER) i was much SMALLER than a size 14. but then again.....aren't dress sizes different than pants sizes?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Raquel View Post
    I just feel so "normal / average after reading all that.
    grrrrr

    LOL... I know whatcha mean. I have spent my entire life trying NOT to be average. It is such a dirty word in my mind.
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    I just feel so normal / average after reading all that.
    grrrrr
    Last edited by Raquel; July 6th, 2008 at 08:39 AM.

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    i dont get how 140 lbs equals a size 14 dress.....i guess that should make me feel better, cause i'm around 140 but wear smaller than a 14.

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    Interesting stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jsmom View Post
    140 lbs = Size 14 dress? Not in my neighborhood LOL

    I'm between a size 12 and 14 now and I am def not 140 lbs......LOL!
    that's what i was thinking too..when i was 187 i could fit into some size 14 stuff..40lbs lighter & i'd still b the same size? whoever does these stats obviously have no clue about women's clothing sizes.
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    Interesting stats! The scary part to me is how most people gain the weight back within 5 years! I hope not!!!
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    140 lbs = Size 14 dress? Not in my neighborhood LOL

    I'm between a size 12 and 14 now and I am def not 140 lbs......LOL!




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