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Thread started 09/04/10 5:46pm

Mach

" Plus Size "

Is a size 12 woman's = "Plus Size"

I have lost 30 lbs this summer ... down from a size 18 biggrin to a 12

will I still need to look for "plus size" clothes/stores hmmm

NOTHING fits me ... I need bras, panties and almost everything smaller

I leave next week for a weeks ocean front vacation and want to get a few new things but I also know that I am going to loose more weight as well so ...

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Reply #1 posted 09/04/10 6:02pm

prb

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[Edited 9/4/10 18:03pm]

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Reply #2 posted 09/04/10 6:02pm

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congrats on the weight loss woot! hug

here a size 12 is a "normal" size... but our sizing is different, when they have weight loss shows here and the Americans say a size, they put the aussie size in brackets, and it is always higher.

the average australian woman is a sz 14....

but average aint fitting me any more sad

i seriously need to shed some KG's!!! i refuse to go up a size no no no!

i wasnt very helpful, was i boxed

seems that i was busy doing something close to nothing, but different than the day before music beret
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Reply #3 posted 09/04/10 6:07pm

Mach

prb said:

congrats on the weight loss woot! hug

here a size 12 is a "normal" size... but our sizing is different, when they have weight loss shows here and the Americans say a size, they put the aussie size in brackets, and it is always higher.

the average australian woman is a sz 14....

but average aint fitting me any more sad

i seriously need to shed some KG's!!! i refuse to go up a size no no no!

i wasnt very helpful, was i boxed

Thanx hug

I don't shop in Malls/store enough to know myself ~ guess I'll keep looking online

I have more to loose and my goal for the 12 month mark ~ June 1st is size 10 and down another 20 ...

I started June 1 and my goal was 30lbs by Oct 31st so I am ahead of my game !

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Reply #4 posted 09/04/10 6:09pm

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I think anything over a 12 would be in the plus size section..

And big CONGRATS to you!! hug

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Reply #5 posted 09/04/10 6:30pm

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US sizes

0-14 can be regular sizes

14 is also copnsidered plus size but a plus size 14 is labeled 14w

all plus sized clothing is labeled as "W" (women's)

size twelve can vary in stores depending on makers... some 12 s are considered XL or just L, so my dear... you are no longer a plus size biggrin

Congrats on the weight loss! woot!

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Reply #6 posted 09/04/10 6:30pm

ZombieKitten

Mach said:

prb said:

congrats on the weight loss woot! hug

here a size 12 is a "normal" size... but our sizing is different, when they have weight loss shows here and the Americans say a size, they put the aussie size in brackets, and it is always higher.

the average australian woman is a sz 14....

but average aint fitting me any more sad

i seriously need to shed some KG's!!! i refuse to go up a size no no no!

i wasnt very helpful, was i boxed

Thanx hug

I don't shop in Malls/store enough to know myself ~ guess I'll keep looking online

I have more to loose and my goal for the 12 month mark ~ June 1st is size 10 and down another 20 ...

I started June 1 and my goal was 30lbs by Oct 31st so I am ahead of my game !

When in the states I stuck mostly to buying things in size Medium or Large, since I had NO idea what I would be in US sizing. I got a skirt in a 10 US, and funnily enough, at home I have skirts in 10 AUS that I wear.

Honestly, sizing is all OVER the place

neutral

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Reply #7 posted 09/04/10 6:40pm

Mach

tinaz said:

I think anything over a 12 would be in the plus size section..

And big CONGRATS to you!! hug

Thanx hug

The "rapid weight loss" rolleyes has caused me 6 gallbladder attacks thus far

So being fat put me at risk for them and loosing weight helped me HAVE them !

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Reply #8 posted 09/04/10 6:41pm

Mach

paintedlady said:

US sizes

0-14 can be regular sizes

14 is also copnsidered plus size but a plus size 14 is labeled 14w

all plus sized clothing is labeled as "W" (women's)

size twelve can vary in stores depending on makers... some 12 s are considered XL or just L, so my dear... you are no longer a plus size biggrin

Congrats on the weight loss! woot!

woot!

~ TY for the info too biggrin

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Reply #9 posted 09/04/10 6:42pm

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It depends on the store and "style." Most department stores have the junior, misses and women's section. Women's sizes usually start at 14 and are labeled with a "W," so it would be 14W, 16W etc. The misses and junior departments have the same "regular" sizes such as 0, 2, 4 etc. But they fit so different!! Mostly junior sizes are really meant for the "slender" zero curve squarish types of bodies that developing teens have, and some adult women with the "boyish" type of body.

I wear a size 12 junior and an 8 in misses... neutral go figure. Anyway, I found that the best sizes and cuts are found in the misses department. Jeans actually fit women with big hips and smaller waists. They have the most diverse clothes styles of all three departments where you can find an awesome cocktail dress to a trendy pair of jeans or tops. And of course they have sizes from 0-14!

Good luck!

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Reply #10 posted 09/04/10 6:43pm

Mach

ZombieKitten said:

Mach said:

Thanx hug

I don't shop in Malls/store enough to know myself ~ guess I'll keep looking online

I have more to loose and my goal for the 12 month mark ~ June 1st is size 10 and down another 20 ...

I started June 1 and my goal was 30lbs by Oct 31st so I am ahead of my game !

When in the states I stuck mostly to buying things in size Medium or Large, since I had NO idea what I would be in US sizing. I got a skirt in a 10 US, and funnily enough, at home I have skirts in 10 AUS that I wear.

Honestly, sizing is all OVER the place

neutral

so true ~ I just got rid of 4, XL shirts ~ Jess said they just looked baggy on me and to toss them

I'm trying to listen to her and NOT hide in my clothes !

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Reply #11 posted 09/04/10 6:45pm

Mach

SantaSanta said:

It depends on the store and "style." Most department stores have the junior, misses and women's section. Women's sizes usually start at 14 and are labeled with a "W," so it would be 14W, 16W etc. The misses and junior departments have the same "regular" sizes such as 0, 2, 4 etc. But they fit so different!! Mostly junior sizes are really meant for the "slender" zero curve squarish types of bodies that developing teens have, and some adult women with the "boyish" type of body.

I wear a size 12 junior and an 8 in misses... neutral go figure. Anyway, I found that the best sizes and cuts are found in the misses department. Jeans actually fit women with big hips and smaller waists. They have the most diverse clothes styles of all three departments where you can find an awesome cocktail dress to a trendy pair of jeans or tops. And of course they have sizes from 0-14!

Good luck!

Okay ~ TY for the info

and thanx

rose

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Reply #12 posted 09/05/10 12:25am

prb

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Mach said:

prb said:

congrats on the weight loss woot! hug

here a size 12 is a "normal" size... but our sizing is different, when they have weight loss shows here and the Americans say a size, they put the aussie size in brackets, and it is always higher.

the average australian woman is a sz 14....

but average aint fitting me any more sad

i seriously need to shed some KG's!!! i refuse to go up a size no no no!

i wasnt very helpful, was i boxed

Thanx hug

I don't shop in Malls/store enough to know myself ~ guess I'll keep looking online

I have more to loose and my goal for the 12 month mark ~ June 1st is size 10 and down another 20 ...

I started June 1 and my goal was 30lbs by Oct 31st so I am ahead of my game !

woot!

seems that i was busy doing something close to nothing, but different than the day before music beret
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Reply #13 posted 09/05/10 5:47am

PunkMistress

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Congratulations on your hard work paying off!

hug

I'm not sure about plus sizes. But I do know that in TJ Maxx/Marshall's/other discount stores, when I shop for clothes I see 12s and 14s among the 6s and 8s, not in another section.

Don't forget to photowhore your new clothes!

It's what you make it.
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Reply #14 posted 09/05/10 6:20am

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Yeah...it depends what you're talking about. In the modeling/design world, 12 is plus size. Even though the average American woman is a 14. rolleyes

But in most stores and out of most catalogs, if you're buying a 12, you'll be shopping the "regular" racks.

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Reply #15 posted 09/05/10 9:44am

Mach

PunkMistress said:

Congratulations on your hard work paying off!

hug

I'm not sure about plus sizes. But I do know that in TJ Maxx/Marshall's/other discount stores, when I shop for clothes I see 12s and 14s among the 6s and 8s, not in another section.

Don't forget to photowhore your new clothes!

Thanx biggrin

I may need to trip into a store/mall and get a couple things confused NOT where I wanna spend my time lol

If I was SUPER brave I would post the BEFORE pix and the now pix but ...HELL NO shake

lol

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Reply #16 posted 09/05/10 9:46am

Mach

Genesia said:

Yeah...it depends what you're talking about. In the modeling/design world, 12 is plus size. Even though the average American woman is a 14. rolleyes

But in most stores and out of most catalogs, if you're buying a 12, you'll be shopping the "regular" racks.

Well most of us are not runway models...just common girls trying to make our way in a society that stresses SMALL sizes lol

woot!

I'm regular biggrin gotta LOVE that much

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Reply #17 posted 09/05/10 12:52pm

butterfli25

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Mach said:

Genesia said:

Yeah...it depends what you're talking about. In the modeling/design world, 12 is plus size. Even though the average American woman is a 14. rolleyes

But in most stores and out of most catalogs, if you're buying a 12, you'll be shopping the "regular" racks.

Well most of us are not runway models...just common girls trying to make our way in a society that stresses SMALL sizes lol

woot!

I'm regular biggrin gotta LOVE that much

wow that's great! good for you!

I wear a 18 "regular" but a 16w shrug

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Reply #18 posted 09/05/10 2:58pm

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Congrats!!! hug

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Reply #19 posted 09/05/10 3:11pm

BklynBabe

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what's your weight loss strategy? nod

I've got to get back in shape with a quickness....

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Reply #20 posted 09/06/10 3:52am

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paintedlady said:

US sizes

0-14 can be regular sizes

14 is also copnsidered plus size but a plus size 14 is labeled 14w

all plus sized clothing is labeled as "W" (women's)

size twelve can vary in stores depending on makers... some 12 s are considered XL or just L, so my dear... you are no longer a plus size biggrin

Congrats on the weight loss! woot!

I thought the W meant wide?

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Reply #21 posted 09/06/10 6:30am

Mach

butterfli25 said:

Mach said:

Well most of us are not runway models...just common girls trying to make our way in a society that stresses SMALL sizes lol

woot!

I'm regular biggrin gotta LOVE that much

wow that's great! good for you!

I wear a 18 "regular" but a 16w shrug

Thanx hug

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Reply #22 posted 09/06/10 6:30am

Mach

johnart said:

Congrats!!! hug

TY hug

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Reply #23 posted 09/06/10 6:32am

Mach

BklynBabe said:

what's your weight loss strategy? nod

I've got to get back in shape with a quickness....

I started lifting weights and walking 2 ( mountian ) miles every day with my son in June ~ switched to a bit better eating habbits ...lots of fresh fruits n veggies

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Reply #24 posted 09/06/10 8:14am

PunkMistress

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Mach said:

BklynBabe said:

what's your weight loss strategy? nod

I've got to get back in shape with a quickness....

I started lifting weights and walking 2 ( mountian ) miles every day with my son in June ~ switched to a bit better eating habbits ...lots of fresh fruits n veggies

mushy

I love hearing about smart women who go about weight loss goals in partnership with their bodies, treating them well instead of, like, going to war with their thighs or whatever.

That's hot.

It's what you make it.
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Reply #25 posted 09/06/10 8:29am

Mach

PunkMistress said:

Mach said:

I started lifting weights and walking 2 ( mountian ) miles every day with my son in June ~ switched to a bit better eating habbits ...lots of fresh fruits n veggies

mushy

I love hearing about smart women who go about weight loss goals in partnership with their bodies, treating them well instead of, like, going to war with their thighs or whatever.

That's hot.

It's the only way it truely works ~ I love food biggrin

I was just eating a bit to much of the wrong foods and not being as active as my body requires ...

I got sick of the "stress" weight I had gained and was holding onto and wanted to release my body of the fat it was hiding behind nod

I do meditations/ritual/goal & intention setting each morning as well to help with the release ~ the mind has been such an incredible tool ... now that I am no longer numbed out

hug

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Reply #26 posted 09/06/10 8:33am

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Mach said:

PunkMistress said:

mushy

I love hearing about smart women who go about weight loss goals in partnership with their bodies, treating them well instead of, like, going to war with their thighs or whatever.

That's hot.

It's the only way it truely works ~ I love food biggrin

I was just eating a bit to much of the wrong foods and not being as active as my body requires ...

I got sick of the "stress" weight I had gained and was holding onto and wanted to release my body of the fat it was hiding behind nod

I do meditations/ritual/goal & intention setting each morning as well to help with the release ~ the mind has been such an incredible tool ... now that I am no longer numbed out

hug

dancing jig You're the tits!

Now that you mention it, I think I numb out with food. boxed Last night I couldn't sleep, kept having asthma attacks, aching joints, wired. Sleepytime tea didn't put me to sleep, but ice cream, cheese, crackers and grapes did. confused

It's what you make it.
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Reply #27 posted 09/06/10 8:38am

Mach

PunkMistress said:

Mach said:

It's the only way it truely works ~ I love food biggrin

I was just eating a bit to much of the wrong foods and not being as active as my body requires ...

I got sick of the "stress" weight I had gained and was holding onto and wanted to release my body of the fat it was hiding behind nod

I do meditations/ritual/goal & intention setting each morning as well to help with the release ~ the mind has been such an incredible tool ... now that I am no longer numbed out

hug

dancing jig You're the tits!

Now that you mention it, I think I numb out with food. boxed Last night I couldn't sleep, kept having asthma attacks, aching joints, wired. Sleepytime tea didn't put me to sleep, but ice cream, cheese, crackers and grapes did. confused

My tits shrunk DD to a ful C sigh lol

I KNOW I was ... for several yrs

TR's cancer

Mom's Alzheimers

Teens to adults

and several many more private things

hug

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Reply #28 posted 09/06/10 8:41am

PunkMistress

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Mach said:

PunkMistress said:

dancing jig You're the tits!

Now that you mention it, I think I numb out with food. boxed Last night I couldn't sleep, kept having asthma attacks, aching joints, wired. Sleepytime tea didn't put me to sleep, but ice cream, cheese, crackers and grapes did. confused

My tits shrunk DD to a ful C sigh lol

I KNOW I was ... for several yrs

TR's cancer

Mom's Alzheimers

Teens to adults

and several many more private things

hug

You're incredibly strong. You are one of the people I think of when I feel like complaining - Mountain Goddess Mach.

I want to give you a big ol' hug !

It's what you make it.
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Reply #29 posted 09/06/10 8:48am

Genesia

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butterfli25 said:

Mach said:

Well most of us are not runway models...just common girls trying to make our way in a society that stresses SMALL sizes lol

woot!

I'm regular biggrin gotta LOVE that much

wow that's great! good for you!

I wear a 18 "regular" but a 16w shrug

That is because the proportions are completely different. The W in 16W stands for "women's" - while the 18 (no W) is a "misses" size. Missy sizes (as they are known in the industry) tend to be narrower through the torso than a women's size - smaller in the waist, with a slightly smaller and higher bustline. Women's sizes tend to have a lower waist to hip ratio (ie, they're cut somewhat straighter), while at the same time having more "tummy" than a missy size - which has no additional below-waist tummy room.

Basically, missy is a "younger" silhouette than a women's size.

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