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Dress sizes

cybill

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S: 21st11lb C: 18st9lb G: 11st3lb BMI: 38.5 Loss: 3st2lb(14.43%)
#2
I tend to lose almost 2 inches per stone (roughly), which is approximately a dress size, although it doesn't all seem to go evenly. I've now lost 7 stone, which for me has been 12 inches from my waist, 11 inches from my bust and 9 inches from my hips. At the moment, each part of me equates to a totally different dress size, but c'est la vie. I'm hoping it will all work itself out when I get to goal, and if not, I have plenty of large clothes which I can cut up and make into new clothes that fit!
 
S: 17st4lb C: 16st9lb G: 11st6lb BMI: 37.6 Loss: 0st9lb(3.72%)
#3
So ive been told, from about size 16 downwards its about 10lbs a size :) Roughly works about that, but obv the bigger you are the more you need to lose to make a diff.
 

wkdstepmum

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S: 10st5lb C: 9st13lb G: 9st4lb BMI: 23.1 Loss: 0st6lb(4.14%)
#4
That's it for me between 10lbs and a stone = one size, which means 7lbs is about half a size and once I hit 7lbs off it's noticeable x
 

Mojorock

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S: 9st5lb C: 8st12lb G: 8st2lb Loss: 0st7lb(5.34%)
#5
I'm defo i 1 stone per dress size.

a lot of my friends seem to go down a dress size per 10lbs, but i just think it really depends on your body

some people will need to loose less to benefit from going down a dress size as they exercise more, and the fat turns to muscle, meaning your weight may not drop down but your dress size may!!

xxx
 
#6
It also depends on the manufacturer and the cut of their clothes. I'm already a 12 in M&S (yes, they are generous sizes) and my size 14 Next jeans have been baggy pretty much since I got them, but their 12s are weirdly FAR too tight, and seem more like an 11 (if there was such a thing!).
 

wkdstepmum

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S: 10st5lb C: 9st13lb G: 9st4lb BMI: 23.1 Loss: 0st6lb(4.14%)
#7
I can't get my head around sizings at all, saw somebody a few days ago say they were a size 12 and they were 20lbs plus heavier than me and I'm a size 12... Not sure if they mean what they used to at all! I'd go by the clothes I already own and how they fit now!x
 
#8
I also can't get my head around sizes! Think it really does depend on which shop and what type of material! Saying that I have lost just over a stone since Feb and have gone down a size (from 20 to 18) and since I have started regular exercise even a size 18 is starting to get a bit loose even though my weight has stayed pretty much the same! So I think it is also to do with exercise/muscle etc. I'm hoping for a dress size down per stone from now on though :)
 
#9
One thing I've really got to unlearn is the bad habit of buying something in a certain size just because in my head I think I am that size, or don't want the shame of having something of a larger size in my wardrobe. I've got to accept that in some shops I'm a 12, in others a 14, in others a 16 and just get what fits!! Even 'thin' people have this problem, but I don't know why I'm so ashamed of larger sizes to the point of cutting out the labels.

<slaps self>
 
#10
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#12
tealight23 said:
One thing I've really got to unlearn is the bad habit of buying something in a certain size just because in my head I think I am that size, or don't want the shame of having something of a larger size in my wardrobe. I've got to accept that in some shops I'm a 12, in others a 14, in others a 16 and just get what fits!! Even 'thin' people have this problem, but I don't know why I'm so ashamed of larger sizes to the point of cutting out the labels.

<slaps self>
Cutting out the labels- I do this too! :-(
 

cybill

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S: 21st11lb C: 18st9lb G: 11st3lb BMI: 38.5 Loss: 3st2lb(14.43%)
#14
Remember your height will make a difference too, so a taller person will probably have to lose more weight per dress size. Equally someone who weighs 12 stone, and is 6ft tall will be a much smaller dress size then someone who is 5ft and weighs the same.
 

wkdstepmum

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S: 10st5lb C: 9st13lb G: 9st4lb BMI: 23.1 Loss: 0st6lb(4.14%)
#15
Yeah absolutely height counts, the person I saw was the same height as me, 20something pounds difference and a size 12! Makes you wonder what these shops are doing, sizes definitely aren't standard! But tape measures are :)x
 

Divalicious

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S: 22st5lb C: 15st5lb G: 12st8lb BMI: 30.8 Loss: 7st0lb(31.31%)
#16
I just get so frustrated with the size thing, am definitely a smaller size in dresses than jeans. I loses lot of weight from my small top than tummy grrrr! Yesterday I managed to squeeze myself into a size 34D bra, hanger had said 36C (bloody George!).

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