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Reply #30 posted 09/06/10 8:50am

Genesia

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roseypink56 said:

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?

As insensitive as the garment industry can be to larger women, calling them "wide" would be downright mean, don't you think? lol

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Reply #31 posted 09/06/10 9:35am

JustErin

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This misses vs womens is confusing! When I shop I just eyeball and then try on, I don't really bother with sizes. It's all messed up anyway. I can shop plus and misses, I especially love plus tops because they are long enough to wear as a dress.

But one thing I noticed in the states is the sizes tend to run larger than here. When I shop at an American chain store, I need to drop down to a size 10.

However, with European sizes, you have to go with a bigger size and that really makes you feel like shit. lol

Good for you, Mach.

I want to lose 5 million pounds by years' end, myself.

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Reply #32 posted 09/06/10 3:30pm

whistle

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JustErin said:

This misses vs womens is confusing! When I shop I just eyeball and then try on, I don't really bother with sizes. It's all messed up anyway. I can shop plus and misses, I especially love plus tops because they are long enough to wear as a dress.

But one thing I noticed in the states is the sizes tend to run larger than here. When I shop at an American chain store, I need to drop down to a size 10.

However, with European sizes, you have to go with a bigger size and that really makes you feel like shit. lol

Good for you, Mach.

I want to lose 5 million pounds by years' end, myself.

go to Asia sometime. it's enough to make a Western woman suicidal.

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Reply #33 posted 09/06/10 3:38pm

JustErin

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whistle said:

JustErin said:

This misses vs womens is confusing! When I shop I just eyeball and then try on, I don't really bother with sizes. It's all messed up anyway. I can shop plus and misses, I especially love plus tops because they are long enough to wear as a dress.

But one thing I noticed in the states is the sizes tend to run larger than here. When I shop at an American chain store, I need to drop down to a size 10.

However, with European sizes, you have to go with a bigger size and that really makes you feel like shit. lol

Good for you, Mach.

I want to lose 5 million pounds by years' end, myself.

go to Asia sometime. it's enough to make a Western woman suicidal.

This is good to know. I was just about to buy a pair of over the knee boots from Korea...I think I'll pass now. I'm sure my fat ass legs won't fit in them now. lol

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Reply #34 posted 09/06/10 4:06pm

paintedlady

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Genesia said:

roseypink56 said:

I thought the W meant wide?

As insensitive as the garment industry can be to larger women, calling them "wide" would be downright mean, don't you think? lol

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Reply #35 posted 09/06/10 4:07pm

ZombieKitten

paintedlady said:

Genesia said:

As insensitive as the garment industry can be to larger women, calling them "wide" would be downright mean, don't you think? lol

falloff

so if they have husky for guys, what is the equivalent for the ladies?

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Reply #36 posted 09/06/10 4:20pm

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ZombieKitten said:

paintedlady said:

falloff

so if they have husky for guys, what is the equivalent for the ladies?

Boys sizes comes in husky, slender. and regular

Girls sizes comes in plus, slim, and regular

all plus sizes would be in "w" for women's I guess that's the equivalent to husky in men's.

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Reply #37 posted 09/06/10 4:35pm

ZombieKitten

paintedlady said:

ZombieKitten said:

so if they have husky for guys, what is the equivalent for the ladies?

Boys sizes comes in husky, slender. and regular

Girls sizes comes in plus, slim, and regular

all plus sizes would be in "w" for women's I guess that's the equivalent to husky in men's.

gosh I am glad it's so much simpler here! dead

we have the same sizing scale here from 8 onwards, whether it's for younger women or older women. The plus ones are just the bigger sizes.

But it does raise a good point hmmm

because it doesn't take into account height

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Reply #38 posted 09/06/10 4:41pm

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ZombieKitten said:

paintedlady said:

Boys sizes comes in husky, slender. and regular

Girls sizes comes in plus, slim, and regular

all plus sizes would be in "w" for women's I guess that's the equivalent to husky in men's.

gosh I am glad it's so much simpler here! dead

we have the same sizing scale here from 8 onwards, whether it's for younger women or older women. The plus ones are just the bigger sizes.

But it does raise a good point hmmm

because it doesn't take into account height

Oh height measurements are labeled

regular, petite, and long/tall added to all the other size categories. dead

lol

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Reply #39 posted 09/06/10 4:57pm

ZombieKitten

paintedlady said:

ZombieKitten said:

gosh I am glad it's so much simpler here! dead

we have the same sizing scale here from 8 onwards, whether it's for younger women or older women. The plus ones are just the bigger sizes.

But it does raise a good point hmmm

because it doesn't take into account height

Oh height measurements are labeled

regular, petite, and long/tall added to all the other size categories. dead

lol

beg thank the lord I am totally AVERAGE height according to target and k-mart

I think in this sparsely populated country, where clothing manufacturers have little choice to but supply average sizes, and since who the hell is average build, we are a nation wearing ill fitting clothes confused

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Reply #40 posted 09/06/10 4:59pm

prb

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PunkMistress said:

Mach said:

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 !

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seems that i was busy doing something close to nothing, but different than the day before music beret
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Reply #41 posted 09/06/10 5:00pm

prb

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ZombieKitten said:

paintedlady said:

Oh height measurements are labeled

regular, petite, and long/tall added to all the other size categories. dead

lol

beg thank the lord I am totally AVERAGE height according to target and k-mart

I think in this sparsely populated country, where clothing manufacturers have little choice to but supply average sizes, and since who the hell is average build, we are a nation wearing ill fitting clothes confused

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sigh

seems that i was busy doing something close to nothing, but different than the day before music beret
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Reply #42 posted 09/06/10 5:01pm

ZombieKitten

prb said:

ZombieKitten said:

beg thank the lord I am totally AVERAGE height according to target and k-mart

I think in this sparsely populated country, where clothing manufacturers have little choice to but supply average sizes, and since who the hell is average build, we are a nation wearing ill fitting clothes confused

nod

sigh

are you tall? for some reason I imagine you quite tall hmmm

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Reply #43 posted 09/06/10 5:04pm

prb

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ZombieKitten said:

prb said:

nod

sigh

are you tall? for some reason I imagine you quite tall hmmm

taller than most of my friends... 5' 7 or 8 (i think)

rugrat is going to be tall.... he often shows lots of ankle lol!

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Reply #44 posted 09/06/10 5:07pm

ZombieKitten

prb said:

ZombieKitten said:

are you tall? for some reason I imagine you quite tall hmmm

taller than most of my friends... 5' 7 or 8 (i think)

rugrat is going to be tall.... he often shows lots of ankle lol!

mine too sigh he is 10, wears same size shoes as me already (38) and is only a head shorter than me and closing fast

The pediatrician told me judging by the size of his feet when he was 6 weeks old, he would be at least 6'3" as an adult. I believe it confused

I'm going to be a midget in my own household in a few years

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Reply #45 posted 09/06/10 5:15pm

CarrieMpls

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Sounds like everyone else has it covered, but I just wanted to say congrats, Mach! It's a great accomplishment!

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Reply #46 posted 09/06/10 5:28pm

Keyumdi

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Try H&M. Make sure you use the fitting rooms.

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Reply #47 posted 09/06/10 5:33pm

JustErin

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Keyumdi said:

Try H&M. Make sure you use the fitting rooms.

Their sizes run huge.

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Reply #48 posted 09/06/10 5:43pm

Keyumdi

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JustErin said:

Keyumdi said:

Try H&M. Make sure you use the fitting rooms.

Their sizes run huge.

They only go up to a 16 and their sizes tend to be standard fit. Much better quality than most other shops like Forever 21 which runs too small usually. Ann Taylor Loft and New York & Company are also good places to shop. Again, make sure you use the fitting rooms as you're probably still getting used to your new frame. Been there, I understand.

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Reply #49 posted 09/06/10 5:47pm

CarrieMpls

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JustErin said:

Keyumdi said:

Try H&M. Make sure you use the fitting rooms.

Their sizes run huge.

hmmm... I wonder if it's different depending on where you are in the world. Here they are fairly standard to regular department store sizes. Of course, there are always variations from store to store in all sizing, but I find H&M to be close to the majority of places I shop.

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Reply #50 posted 09/06/10 5:50pm

JustErin

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CarrieMpls said:

JustErin said:

Their sizes run huge.

hmmm... I wonder if it's different depending on where you are in the world. Here they are fairly standard to regular department store sizes. Of course, there are always variations from store to store in all sizing, but I find H&M to be close to the majority of places I shop.

As I said, US sizes are larger than Canadian sizes, so for us, the sizes run big.

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Reply #51 posted 09/06/10 6:18pm

Keyumdi

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JustErin said:

CarrieMpls said:

hmmm... I wonder if it's different depending on where you are in the world. Here they are fairly standard to regular department store sizes. Of course, there are always variations from store to store in all sizing, but I find H&M to be close to the majority of places I shop.

As I said, US sizes are larger than Canadian sizes, so for us, the sizes run big.

Ah I see. Yes they are about two whole sizes up aren't they?

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Reply #52 posted 09/06/10 6:21pm

JustErin

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Keyumdi said:

JustErin said:

As I said, US sizes are larger than Canadian sizes, so for us, the sizes run big.

Ah I see. Yes they are about two whole sizes up aren't they?

Totally. But I see that maybe that is really the case with most US stores. I always found it odd when I would see an American say they were, say a size 8 and they look at least a 12 to me.

I just thought H&M ran large in general, but guess not.

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Reply #53 posted 09/06/10 6:27pm

Mach

PunkMistress said:

Mach said:

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 !

Thank you and I feel quite the dame about you hug

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Reply #54 posted 09/06/10 6:28pm

Mach

JustErin said:

This misses vs womens is confusing! When I shop I just eyeball and then try on, I don't really bother with sizes. It's all messed up anyway. I can shop plus and misses, I especially love plus tops because they are long enough to wear as a dress.

But one thing I noticed in the states is the sizes tend to run larger than here. When I shop at an American chain store, I need to drop down to a size 10.

However, with European sizes, you have to go with a bigger size and that really makes you feel like shit. lol

Good for you, Mach.

I want to lose 5 million pounds by years' end, myself.

Thanx Erin ~ you can do it if you set your mind to it nod

I have a lot more work to do myself

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Reply #55 posted 09/06/10 6:29pm

Mach

prb said:

PunkMistress said:

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 !

yeahthat

hug

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Reply #56 posted 09/06/10 6:30pm

Mach

CarrieMpls said:

Sounds like everyone else has it covered, but I just wanted to say congrats, Mach! It's a great accomplishment!

Thanx rose

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Reply #57 posted 09/06/10 6:36pm

Mach

Jess forced me to buy myself a new pair of jeans this weekend ( now the only pair I own ! )

I was not going to get them as they are pretty form fitting ( no not TIGHT, like too small )

I usually don't wear form fitting ~ I like loose clothes

she said they looked great on me so I trusted that

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in a weird way ... being fatter ( i'm still fat lol ) seemed easier when it comes to clothes

lol

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Reply #58 posted 09/06/10 7:11pm

ZombieKitten

JustErin said:

Keyumdi said:

Ah I see. Yes they are about two whole sizes up aren't they?

Totally. But I see that maybe that is really the case with most US stores. I always found it odd when I would see an American say they were, say a size 8 and they look at least a 12 to me.

I just thought H&M ran large in general, but guess not.

Canadian sizing might be more like Australian then, I wear a 12-14 here and am probably 8-10 US

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Reply #59 posted 09/06/10 7:13pm

JustErin

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ZombieKitten said:

JustErin said:

Totally. But I see that maybe that is really the case with most US stores. I always found it odd when I would see an American say they were, say a size 8 and they look at least a 12 to me.

I just thought H&M ran large in general, but guess not.

Canadian sizing might be more like Australian then, I wear a 12-14 here and am probably 8-10 US

Dude, to me you look more like s US size 6.

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