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How much weight IS a dress size?

S: 13st6lb C: 13st2lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 29.7 Loss: 0st4lb(2.13%)
When I was between 10 & 11st I was a size 12, when I was between 11 & 12st I was a size 14 and between 12 & 13st a size 16.


J x


Going From Flab to FAB!
S: 15st10lb C: 15st6lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 42.2 Loss: 0st4lb(1.82%)
For me it was around the stone mark i managed to go down a size :)


Mad old Bat with Attitude
S: 14st5lb
I think it decreases the lower you go, it's taken a stone and a half for me!


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S: 15st12lb C: 13st10lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 30.1 Loss: 2st2lb(13.51%)
I think it also depends on your height...


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S: 16st6lb C: 8st9lb G: 8st8lb BMI: 17.4 Loss: 7st11lb(47.39%)
Well, at my heaviest I was still in denial and squeezing myself into extremely old and stretchy and very generously cut size 18 jeans from Dorothy Perkins tall range. But I had 50 inch hips, 38 inch waist, and 50 inch bust, so I must have been at least a true size 22. I never bought anything over a size 16, though, except that one pair of jeans!! Just goes to show how you can delude yourself with the vanity sizing that a lot of the shops go in for - and I usually wore super-stretchy stuff.

I didn't weigh myself while I was losing the bulk of the weight, only weighed myself when I was just under 10 stone. By then I was a comfy size 12. At 9 stone 5lbs I was into a size 10, and at 8 stone 12lbs, I hit the 8s.

I think the weight gaps between sizes get smaller as you go down the sizes, if that makes sense. If there's less of you I guess it takes less weight loss to trim off a size.

But these are all Dorothy Perkins/M&S/Next sizes for the most part. They're very generous. Still haven't mustered the courage to go into Topshop and see what I really am!


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S: 18st0lb C: 17st11lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 41.4 Loss: 0st3lb(1.19%)
my weight watchers leaders always used to tell us a dress size was about ten pounds
S: 14st2lb C: 10st3lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 24.5 Loss: 3st13lb(27.78%)
I've lost 2 stone and have gone from size 18 to 14 (bought first size 14 trousers today! - don't care how generous they are they are 14's yay!) about to have a glass of vino to celebrate!


I have my mojo
S: 17st9lb C: 10st10lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 24.2 Loss: 6st13lb(39.27%)
I would say between 12 - 14 lbs for me. Although I think Judi makes a good point, the gap lessens slightly the smaller you get.

K xx