Dress sizes

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  1. Chubbzey

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    How much weight have you lost before going down a dress size? Would love to know :D
     
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    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!
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    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!!

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    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!).
     
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    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
     
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    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 :)
     
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    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.

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    *18)
     
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    *18!!!!! stupid smiley faces!!!
     
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    Cutting out the labels- I do this too! :-(
     
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    Last year I lost just over 4 stone and only dropped 1 dress size, it really annoyed me!! Very weird.
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    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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