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We haven't had any standard sizing in the US since the 1980's. I can wear anything from a 2 to a 6 depending on the brand.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 6:54 PM

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I have a pair of jeans that are size 8 but a bridesmaid dress that is a 16!!
A lot of the highend chains like Banana put small sizes on the clothes to emotionally sell them

Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 7:53 PM

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And it works! Can you imagine the trauma if we had to buy clothes like men - based on measurements? Eek.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 7:57 PM

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Personally, I prefer clothes with measurements, I always get a better fit. Guess brand jeans have measurement fits, but it seems that even those run a little large in my opinion.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 8:01 PM

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no doubt about it!
I am in reality a size 10/12, but damn if i didnt buy those jeans.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 8:01 PM

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Women's sizing is all relative, 8:37pm, but if it makes you happy then enjoy those size '0's'!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 9:41 PM

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Yeah I wear anything from a 4-10 depending on where I'm shopping. It's pretty ridiculous!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 10:39 PM

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I normally wear a size 12 but I found a size 4 that fit me at an outlet store (probably why it was at the outlet, because it was mislabeled). Still made me feel good.

Thursday, November 15, 2007, 12:02 AM

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To reply to the OP, no, a US size 0 is about a UK 4. XS sounds right though. Average in the UK is about a size 14, which is a US 10.

Thursday, November 15, 2007, 8:08 AM

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Sizing in general is never consistent.

If you find a line that you like and are familiar with, chances are the sizing will be consistent. But if you wear different labels, they will vary greatly.

I find that some designers cut smaller, "a designer scale" and some are more generous. European labels are almost always cut smaller.

Thursday, November 15, 2007, 10:22 AM

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I shop lots of different places (in the US) and wear a 2-4 everywhere. When I buy jeans with "measurements" only it's about a 26-27 inch waist. My tops are usually Smalls

Thursday, November 15, 2007, 11:58 AM

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To the OP, if you need to shop in the US, try for either very cheap (H&M, Forever 21, etc.) or very expensive (Armani, Gucci, etc.) Their sizes tend to run way smaller than the middle-of-the-road Gap, J. Crew, Banana, Old Navy, Express, etc.

Thursday, November 15, 2007, 1:19 PM

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It is very cheap in the US, which is exactly what the poster above stated.

$10 for shirts, $20 for pants. Add in the conversion rate, and that's pocket change for someone from the UK who's shopping in the US.

Thursday, November 15, 2007, 9:49 PM

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Size 0 confusion

In the UK, you can hardly find a size 4, there are about three shops that even stock this size and the measurements are 30.5-23-32. A size 0 is bigger than this by up to 1-2 inches from the online stores I've checked. So I'd say a UK 4 is most like a US 00 and a UK 6 s like a US 0. It makes more sense because you find a size 0 anywhere and you can't find a size 4 hardly anywhere.

Thursday, November 15, 2007, 9:52 PM

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