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What dress size at what weight?

#1
I know we are all different, and shop sizes vary a lot, but Im really interested in approximately what dress size people are at what weight.

Im average height - 5'6 and I can't wait to be able to buy clothes from normal shops, in their normal ranges. What kind of weight are people when they can fit comfotably in a size 20? I'm sure Next goes up to this size.
 
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SoonToBeGorgeous

Loving the Cambridge Diet
#4
I know we are all different, and shop sizes vary a lot, but Im really interested in approximately what dress size people are at what weight.

Im average height - 5'6 and I can't wait to be able to buy clothes from normal shops, in their normal ranges. What kind of weight are people when they can fit comfotably in a size 20? I'm sure Next goes up to this size.
I am 5' 6" tall and I currently weigh 17 st 8lbs and can wear a size 20 with no problem. In some places an 18 fits me.

 
#5
sizing is weird, if you ever shop in places like Primark ( sorry to bring the tone down) their sizes are really small so when they say 18 take that to mean 16 and so on.
I am 5"6 and now can wear a size 18 in most places but did fit into a pair of jeans from MK1 that are a 16 - my happiest moment so far until my daughter mentioned MK1 sizes were cut bigger - I could have happily throttled her!!!!
 
#6
I think it is very difficult to say what dress size people are at what weight. It depends a lot of how tall you are. For exempüle I have a friend who weighs almost the same like me, but she ist much taller than me. So actually she doesn't really look overweight-I would even say that her weight is perfect compared to her size, but unfortunately I still have to lose quite much weight :-(
 
#8
sizing is weird, if you ever shop in places like Primark ( sorry to bring the tone down) their sizes are really small so when they say 18 take that to mean 16 and so on.
I am 5"6 and now can wear a size 18 in most places but did fit into a pair of jeans from MK1 that are a 16 - my happiest moment so far until my daughter mentioned MK1 sizes were cut bigger - I could have happily throttled her!!!!

Oi I like Primark!! :D and I find there OVER sized - I supposed it depends where you carry your fat to what size you are. I'm a kinda all over spread kinda thing where as some people get big bums or bellies or legs
 

slushy

Silver Member
#9
hello

i am 5.2 and I THINK about 10st3lb ( weigh in thursday )
i havent bought any clothes at all since i started at 12stone but all i can say is that my size 14s and 16s fall clean off

( well it keeps strangers in the street happy lol )
 
#10
Well I must carry my weight EXTREMELY well! I'm currently 14st 11 (probably less now to be fair as that was last Friday!) and 5ft 4" and I'm a size 16/18 on the bottom and a size 14/16 on the top.

Suppose I shouldn't moan about that really (despite the fact I would much rather have significantly smaller thighs and calves (where I carry most of my weight sadly) but it would be nice to be the same size top and bottom!

Oh well - maybe by Christmas my bottom half will have started catching up with my top half - fingers crossed!

MM x
 
#11
I am 5ft 2ins tall, and am about 13stone 5. I am somewhere between a 16-18. Especially on my bottom half. Saying that, I have on a pair of size 16 trousers today, adn they are hanging off me - I might be able to get into a 14 of this style, but I ahv a pair of 16s at home that fit well, and yet more that I cant even squeeze into.

Like everyone else has said, I suppose it depends on what shape you are, and where you buy your clothes from!

Not much help, am I???
 
#12
I'm 5'3" and 10.7 , and I'm in size 12 bottoms! can't believe it! Still need 14-16 tops as (thank god) I still have my boobs, and clothing shops don't seem to cater for size 12's with boobs! lol
 
#13
I am 5' 6" tall and I currently weigh 17 st 8lbs and can wear a size 20 with no problem. In some places an 18 fits me.
Sooooo jealous SoonToBeGorgeous. I am the same height as you, and just 3lbs heavier and I would say I am a comfortable size 24 - Im just beginning to find things loose round the waist and even bought a pair of size 22 trousers yesterday. I do have a top from Tescos (one of those soft feel jumpers) and its a size 26 and still way too small.

Thankyou everyone for your answers, and keep them coming - I'm fascinated and its really inspirational for me
 

rade

try, try & try some more!
#15
This is a really interesting post!!

I am 5ft 9" weight pretty even all over!! at the moment before weigh in at about 15st 3-4 maybe!! (fingers crossed!!)

Got a pair of 14 jeans in new look the other day, high waist band quite flairy, almost fell over in shock!! :eek:

There a little snug but as i'm on the way down didn't wanna get a 16 as i'm a little strapped.... my 18's fell virtually clean off over ma hips!

About 2-3 years ago when i was about 11st 10lbs i was in a 10 occasionaly a 12...


I have always 'weighed' alot heavier than i look, if that makes sense!! Not an excuse or big bone syndrome!! lol :rolleyes:

Whenever i've been weighed for medicals etc people are always visibly shocked and say i look 2-3 stone lighter than i weigh... this of course is no consilation when you're 17st +

I once had a nurse march me into a doctors office, whilst they were with a patient!!, and weigh me again coz she thought her scales were wrong... then blurted out - OH YOU ARE 17st 9lbs!! Needless to say i was a tad embarrassed in front of the Doc and the foxy patient with him!!

Anyone else found this?

We are all such varied and wonderful shapes!!! :D
 
#16
I am a 5ft short arse lol

When i weighed 15.4 I was wearing a 22 bottom and 24 top.

Am now 10.6 (last wi) and I am a 14 bottom, can get in some trousers that are 12`s but its the breathe in and hold your tummy in all day technique, you know what I mean ladies lol ( wiil drop a few more lbs before wearing them out in public)
and i`m a 14-16 top, still got my boobs but they have gone from a 38ff down to a 34 e.
 
#19
I have always 'weighed' alot heavier than i look, if that makes sense!!
Anyone else found this?
Yup - I get this too. Noone belives that I weight as much as I do - which is flattering I suppose!

I'm 5ft 10 and weigh 17st 2. I'm currently wearing a size 18 and the trousers are loose on the waist and the jumpers are just starting to look too big.

My friend though, is a similar height and weighs almost exactly the same as me, but wears a couple of sizes bigger . She carries all her weight in the middle and her arms and legs are skinny. Whereas my weight is spread around - I've got chunky arms and fat calves. She is a complete 'apple' and my body is very much an hourglass.
 

missymoo

Fed up of being fat
#20
Im 5' 4" and approx 11st 7lbs at the mo (dont get weighed till Sat and hoping to be lighter again by then)! Im currently wearing size 14's, I am finding that jeans fit fine although a couple of my trousers look a bit baggy and so are some of my tops. When I started cd at 14st 13lbs I was wearing size 18's. Im an hour glass figure.
 


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