Post # 1
Apparently J. Crew is being blasted for offering this new size.
Personally, I have no problem with it. I’m certainly no size 000 but I’m not knocking anyone who is. It’s not like J. Crew is ONLY offering that size. Some people are naturally slimmer than others!
Post # 2
Yeah. People who are that size need something to wear, don’t they? Besides, with vanity sizing, a 000 probably isn’t as small as it sounds. It’s probably the same as what a 0 was 10 or 20 years ago, except now a 0 is what a 4 used to be and a 4 is what an 8 used to be, y’know?
Post # 3
I disagree with the concept of vanity sizing, but I see why they would start producing clothes in size 000. J. Crew’s sizes are so off, that smaller people have a hard time finding things that fit there.
Post # 4
I support anything that leads a company to offer a wider range of sizes. Selfishly, I wish they’d add more larger sizes too – but if there’s a market for clothes in that size, why not make them? (Vanity sizing has gotten out of hand, though – 20 years ago, a 000 would just be a regular 0. But that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t make clothes in that size – just that it’s a little silly they have to call it 000.)
Post # 5
My sister-in-law is smaller than a 0. She is one of my bridesmaids and her size 0 dress is too big on her, so must be altered. She’s perfectly healthy and just had a baby a year ago even – just very petite! I don’t see anything wrong with this.
Post # 6
I’ve never shopped at J. Crew. Do they do vanity sizing? If so, maybe I’ll start shopping there. I’d like to be a “size 4”.
Post # 7
I am not THAT small- wedding dress size 10. I have love handles, I’m covered in cellulite, plump thighs, flabby arms, and not even close to being underweight. Thanks to vanity sizing, a 00P dress at Banana Republic was too big for me around my waist (Crazy right?!). Some people need that size (and even several sizes smaller)!
Post # 8
I don’t see the big deal. If people need the size, make it.
Post # 9
Yeah, I don’t see the big deal either. If people wear the size, who cares?
There was a store here that had really odd sizing, it made no sense. It had “plus size” womens that started at 1, 2, 3, 4… so 16 was a 1, 18 was a 2, 20 was a 3, ect.
I never understood the point? Clearly, a size 20 girl will never look like she’s a size 3, but I guess it makes people feel better.
By the way, I wear a size 18, so I’m not being rude about peoples sizes, I just don’t understand the need for extreme vanity sizes.
Post # 10
pinkpower: If they run a little big, it might be necessary. Its not their fault that there are people out there who feel like they need to fit into the smallest size offered.
Post # 11
With vanity sizing, I bet there are more people who need that size than you would think. I don’t shop at J. Crew, but I’ve been shopping at Express since I was in high school, and I wear a size 00 there now whereas I wore a size 4 ten years ago (and my weight has remained constant – I have proof of this in that I have a size 4 dress from there that I bought ten years ago and it still fits me like a glove!). If it keeps going, I won’t be able to shop there anymore as 00 is their smallest size. There are stores I’d love to shop at but nothing fits me thanks to vanity sizing. And yes I am thin, but I’m not THAT tiny.
It always makes me wonder where truly tiny people shop. If you’re short and small it’s probably not as much of a problem, but for me being 5’8 and small it’s rare that I can find stuff that fits in regular and long lengths, rather than petites.
Post # 12
Big whoop. It sucks they added a new size to ‘aspire’ to though.
Post # 13
I love J.Crew, but their stuff runs so big. I’m not surprised by the need for this new size.
Post # 14
I don’t see anything wrong with it. It’s their choice. I wonder why these companies don’t make larger sizes since women on average seem to be getting larger but I guess they don’t have to.
Post # 15
I don’t see why it’s such a big deal. As someone who’s been 30+lbs heavier than I am now and still not a skinny Minnie it drives me nuts when things are too tight and I can’t find my size I can’t imagine it would be any different when things are too big on you and as a skinny girl you can’t find your size. That said it also drives me nuts when stores carry 000 or XXS but don’t go past a size 10 or L.