clothes size i'm abit confused

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  1. tinkerbellsmum

    tinkerbellsmum Gold Member

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    just been to asda and I picked up a size 14 top and it was far too big so I pick up a 12 and a 10 in hope tried them both on and the 10 was the best fitting.
    the thing i'm confused about is I still have 2 and a half more stone to go (ok my bottom half is bigger my 14's are just starting to get lose) how can I be in a size 10 with 2 and a half stone to go and I've been to this point before and looked back on it and could see I needed to lose more (think this is why I gave up last time cause I was size 10 on top 12 on bottom but then I looked back on pics and I wasn't done)
    has anyone got to same point? does the top now stop losing weight off so bottom can catch up.
    i'm 12.4 and only 5'4 and this top was a perfect fit and i'm not small breasted do you think it could just be a big 10.
    sorry if I'm talking rubbish I'm confused
     
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    I never worry about what it says on the label these days. At 5ft 4 and 10 stone I have clothes ranging from a 10 to a 14. In fact, in Jane Norman recently I needed to try jeans in a 16 and they were snug!

    I've had dresses from Asda in different colours but the same design, had to get one in a 10 and one in a 14.

    Basically, if it fits buy it. Who cares what the label says!!
     
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    tinkerbellsmum Gold Member

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    so basically keep going till I feel I am right size in mirror thanks

    thanks for that actical its shocking but explains why I got into a 10 and I thought I was a 14 and why I thought changing room mirror its terriable they do this does make you feel good though so money size guess it works
     
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    tara40 Loves Norman Reedus

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    I agree with Jaylou. I say that i would like to be a 12/14 but it will depend on what shop I buy in.

    I remember reading about this years ago that some of these stores that sell the cheaper lines find that cuts of cloth can vary from item to item. I think they buy in bulk from somewhere else.
     
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    cocktailprincess Still rockin' it

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    I'm so glad you said that- my 14 jeans are a little baggy on the bum so I thought I would see how far off a 12 I was and tried some jeans in Jane Norman- WELL, I nearly put my back out trying to get them even past my calves, they were tiny and I was thoroughly depressed

    Your misery has made me happy!:8855:
     
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    I couldn't get the 12's anywhere near me! I actually laughed, very loudly, in the shop and told the assistants their sizes were ridiculously small!!!
     
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    what did she say?
     
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    I didn't give her chance to say anything! I thrust the jeans back at the and waltzed out of the shop. Bl88dy expensive anyway!
     
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    I am a size 14 and a few weeks ago bought a maxi dress from peacocks in a size 10! It made me feel great all day:)
     
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    lol jaylou

    yeah does make you feel good lucy but I think this was my down fall last time I got into my 12 and thought i'm in a size 12 this must be where I should be but it wasn't.
     
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    Harrie Silver Member

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    I'm an 8 in Next and here in Madrid, I'm wearing a pair of size 40 (12) trousers. Go figure!
     
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    Depending on where I shop, I can be anything from a size 8 to a size 14!!! I think sizes are so different everywhere, I agree with what others have said, ignore what the labels say :)
     
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    I have clothes from size 18 to size 24. There are no standards for sizes, so really they are no indication at all.
     
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    judimac Mad old Bat with Attitude

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    I get size 16 monsoon clothes from ebay because 1) they fit me and 2) they are really cheap!
     
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    Me too :D
     
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    icklerockchick slow but steady!

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    The important thing to remember is not to get upset if you go somewhere else and need a size14!! Sizes vary massively even in the one shop I find primark in particular in really bad I think I have clothes from there in every different size possible lol.

    As others say its perfectly ok to get excited about fitting into a small size :) but just don't get disheartened if you don't fit a size10 somewhere else and just always buy what fits and feels comfortable!

    Saying that the other day I bought a dress from ebay and I didn't expect it to fit yet was hoping to slim into it - a topshop size 10 (not usually known for their generous sizing) and it fits I was overjoyed lol!

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