Spinoff: Is a short size 6 "bigger" than a tall size 6?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you perceive a short size 6 as "bigger" than a tall size 6?
    Yes : (75 votes)
    69 %
    No : (14 votes)
    13 %
    Depends on the people : (19 votes)
    17 %
    Other (Please Explain) : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    2063 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    You’re the same measurements, yes. but taller people tend to carry weight a little better. 

    Post # 4
    9949 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    While the measurements are the same, a size 6 on a shorter person can look bigger.  But didn’t we already talk about this?

    Post # 6
    114 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Well as a short size 6, I look bigger than a taller size 6. 

    Someone who is 5’4 and 150 lbs is overweight however, someone 5’9 and 150lbs in considered average/healthy.

    this one bee kept saying I am a size 4 and I am not overweight but she was short and looked chubby. 

    Post # 8
    2699 posts
    Sugar bee

    I’m a short size 6! I definitely think I’m “bigger” than a tall size 6. I’m the hourglass shaped kind of curvy as well – 36C-27-35 at 5’0″. I work out 3-4 days a week and eat pretty well with a few slip ups but the weight just doesn’t fall off. I definitely don’t count myself as skinny! My friend is 5’7″ and a size 6 and she is definitely skinny.

    Here I am at my wedding a few months ago:

    Sorry, I don’t have any other pictures on WB of all of me. I weighed a few pounds more at my wedding than I do now. 

    Post # 10
    2699 posts
    Sugar bee

    @WeddingPea:  Thanks! I’m very compact and naturally muscular (due to coming from Asian mountain people stock) so I tend to carry my weight well. 

    Post # 11
    155 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @MRSsrm85:  I’m 5’7, size 6 and 155 lbs.  My bust size is 32DD.  In other words my cup size is larger but I am smaller around my back.  So to answer your question, yes, even at a size 6 I am smaller than MRSsrm85 in some areas because I am taller so the distribution of my measurements has more space to cover.  It’s like with play doh it comes in a container as one big clump and if you measure the short clump of clay around the middle it will be bigger than if you stretch out the clay and then measure around the middle.

    Post # 13
    3731 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’m 5’1″-5’2″ and a size 6.  I’m definitely “bigger” than a girl who is 5’7″ and a size 6. I’m not stick thin, but I’m Slender. But I definitely have curves– and I wouldn’t have it any other way. 

    Post # 14
    7664 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    Yes. I’m currently a 10 (US 6) and could stand to lose a few pounds. I look my best at a size 6-8 (US 2-4). I am 5 foot zero.

    That said, BMI doesn’t work for very short or very tall people either, because it’s normalised for people of average height and build. If you’re short, BMI will always tell you you are too fat… if you’re tall, it will always say you are too thin.

    Post # 16
    2642 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @peachacid:  +1

    While the measurements are the same, a size 6 on a short person typically looks different than a size 6 on a tall person.  Of course, people carry the weight differently, so in some cases I imagine they would look the same, but I don’t think that’s standard.

    Really, it’s all about proportions.  Here are 2 rectangles.  They have the same width but obviously one is taller than the other.  The rectangle on the left looks short and squat while the one on the right looks tall and skinny.  This same concept applies to people.


    Now of course size vs height and weight vs height is another discussion.  People carry weight differently and muscle and fat have different densities.  I’m 5’4″ and I look thin at 130 because I have a lot of muscle.  But other 5’4″ woman look chubby at 130.  So I don’t think comparing height and weight is a good way to judge how someone looks.  Measurements/size would be much more accurate.


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