What size do you wear, and what do you weigh???
So here's a topic for discussion. This whole size thing has me completely confounded. Today I went out and bought two dress slacks for work in size 16, and they fit perfectly. Me??? Size 16??? I feel like I should be wearing a 20 at 186 lbs, at least. And yet others have posted that they wear a 16 while in their 200's, and others are at higher sizes at about my weight. Recently I read a post where a woman and her BFF both wear a size 6. One weighs 125, one weighs 165, and they attribute the difference to muscle, because the heavier one is a dedicated exerciser. They didn't mention any height difference, although I imagine that can make a big difference too.
So what's up with clothing sizes vs. weight? Anybody care to "weigh" in? LOL!
To answer your quesitons....
I weigh 122 and am 5ft 1 in...
I wear a medium top and size 2 jeans. I had real issues with dress pants sizing...the 2's fell off my butt and most places that carry misses sizes don't tend to make them any smaller.. though I don't know why because I am not overly small....so I had to go to the Jr department and ended up with a size 5 there. 35 years ago when I was this small....I wore a 7 junior. Sizing is wacky.
SW 212 / Goal 130 / Current 130
on 2/5/11 5:51 pm, edited 2/5/11 5:52 pm
I am 5'3" and weigh 143 lbs.
I remember before I had kids I was 135 lbs and wore a size 3. After my son was born and I finally got back to 135 I tried on a pair of my jeans and couldn't get them up. I wore a size 6 or 8 then and that was in 1985.
As far as tops go, that is depressing. I am still wearing XL because of my boobs.
WLS 10/28/2002 Revision 7/23/2010
High Weight (2002) 240 Revision Weight (2010) 220 Current Weight 115.
on 2/5/11 6:00 pm, edited 2/5/11 6:01 pm
I weigh 146 lbs
I fit in a snug 8, or a loose 10.
I was in 12s and 14s when I was 155 to 165 lbs, and 14/16 between 185 down to 165
I'm also anywhere from a 4/6 top to a large. The extra skin on my arms (batwings) makes it so that any top with very slim arms is too small.... mostly I wear medium tops.
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March 9, 2011 - Coccygectomy!
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on 2/6/11 6:27 am
At 330+ I was in a size 28 jeans and 3XL shirt.
Now, at 270 I am in a 22 jeans (boarder line 20) and in an XXL shirt or, an XL in stretchy shirts
I have a 42DD bust that is NOT going away so far since the surgery so I might always been in the XL shirts even when I am in the teens in the pants dept?
on 2/6/11 2:43 pm
At 260, I'm in 24 pants and 2xl or 22 shirts. I'm a pear, so I'm always bigger on bottom. My pants are always too loose in the waist or too tight in the thighs.
I started as a 42DD and am now in 40DDs or 38DDs. I tried a 40D and it was too small. Wouldn't mind some reduction in the chest department, but so far they seem to be the same size, just slightly "deflated". LOL.
on 2/5/11 6:33 pm
In losing down from almost 300 pounds, here is the approximate weight I was wearing each size:
Size 10 - 160's
Size 12 - 170's
Size 14 - 180's
Size 16 - 190-200
Size 16W - 220
Size 18W - 240
Size 20W - 260
Size 22W - 280
Size 24W - 300
Fit is different though, based on manufacturer. My son's girlfriend also wears a size 8, but she shops at younger stores like Abercrombie - her 8's are too small for me and I think I outweigh her by at least 15 pounds.
Also vanity sizing impacts things. If you're shopping at a thrift store and purchase something made a few years back it will run small compared to today's sizing.
Ht. 5'2 HW 234/GW 150/LW 128/CW 132 Size 18/20 to a size 4 in 9 months!
ETA: it is easier to compare with measurements, lol, so here goes:
I am still loving life with my sleeve! Been maintaining at or below goal for over 4 years!
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