Post # 1
Im somwhat confused, first…about how many pounds do you think makes you go down a size….example: 10 pounds lost would be about 1 dress size smaller? and then…. is going from lets say a size 16/18 to a 14/16 one or two dress sizes??? Thanks!
Post # 3
Depends on your height. I’m 5′ even and 5lb is one pant size. That would barely make a difference on someone 5’6.
Post # 4
it’s about 8 lbs between jean sizes (for me) I’m 5’7
16/18 to 14/16 is one dress size (16 to a 14)
at least that’s how I think of it.
Post # 5
Take a look at the “what size dress what weight/height” thread (you’ll have to search for it) It has hundreds of responses and you can compare yourself to others in similar heights.
Post # 5
I’d say between 5 & 10 pounds depending on height, frame, and body type.
Post # 6
I think its about 10 lbs per size for me…
Post # 6
For me it’s 10-15, but I have big hips to begin with so its harder to go down sizes!
Post # 7
It’s so subjective it’s hard to say. A lot of it depends on your body type and how you carry weight.
Post # 8
usually around 7-10 for me, but it depends on where you’re starting. are you at the low end of 16/18? if so, then 5lbs might be enough to put you in 14/16. if you’re at the higher end, then it will probably take more. as an example, i went from 165 to 125, a 40 pound loss, and that took me from a size 12/14 to a 4/6. now i hover around 130, and i’m still in the 4/6 range, so the 5lbs hasn’t pushed me up to the next size range.
Post # 9
It depends on your height and body type.
I’m 6’1″ and it takes about 20 pounds for me to go up or down a dress size.
Post # 10
I agree that it’s really subjective because we are all different heights and carry weight differently. I’m 5’5″ and carry my weight in my hips, so 5 lbs could be a pant size for me, but probably not for tops.
Post # 11
I’m 5’6″ and in decent shape. 5lbs is the difference between sizes for me (e.g. 130 = 4, 125 = 2, 120 = 0).
Post # 12
For me, it’s over 30lbs. I have lost over 60lbs and have only gone down 2 sizes. Again, it all depends on your weight and ratios. You should measure yourself, not look at the scale. Because often the scale wont move, but your inches will.
Post # 13
I am 5’1 and lost about 30 pounds, and went down 3 sizes, so that equates to 10 lbs for 1 size. Compare that to @techie who is about my height and says 5 lbs = 1 size for her. It really does depend on your body type. And for reference, I went from a size 4/6 to a size 00. I count that as 3 sizes (4–>2–>0–>00)
Post # 14
I should add that I went from a 16 to a 12 and I’m short. So, overweight. I lost most of my weight in my legs, arms, hips, and chest. I rarely lost from my stomach. So while my tops are more loose, they aren’t around the stomach and my pants stayed the same till I lost a lot of weight.