Post # 1
So this might sound a little crazy….
I am a size 4 (hourglass and muscular)……..
Tomorrow my DH and I are going out with some other couples…. both of the girls are a size 0 or 00…. I feel so self conscious going out with these girls…. I feel enormous…….
Anyone else feel really self conscious going out with much thinner people????
Post # 3
I’m a size 5/7 in street clothes. My two best friends are like 0/1 in street clothes. And are probably around 100 pounds. Haha. So I know how you feel. However, they both wish that they we a bit bigger. So just because they are smaller than you don’t think that they aren’t self conscious, you never know they might wish they were your size!
Post # 4
Seriously? Size 4?? Am I missing something? Sounds like y’all need a bunch of sandwiches. Not even children are size 0 or 00 anymore!! I thought they were newborn baby sizes :-/
Post # 5
if I was a size 4, I would be the smallest person I know…
i didn’t realize that 00 was an actual size used in adult clothing.
Post # 6
@californiabride2013: No. I am comfortable with myself. People are all different shapes and sizes. Our clothes size shouldn’t define who we are.
Post # 7
@FortiesFlare: It’s not really in adult clothing, to be honest. Maybe there are some specialty shops that had them.
I know a woman a wore a 00. She had a HORRIBLE time finding clothes. She either had to shop at a juniors store that carried 00 [like Aeropostale], or find a kids clothing store that had clothing in “tall” [even through she was short, kids clothes were too short].
I understand that everyone has body issues, whether large or small. But honey, a size zero sounds pretty unhealthy, and a size 4 even sounds on the smaller side. Don’t compare yourself to your friends, just live your life and be your beautiful happy self.
Post # 8
@californiabride2013: I highly doubt the girls or anyone else is going to be comparing your bodies while you’re out together.
Post # 9
A size 0/00 exists in the US because of vanity sizing. For dress size, it’s usually 32-23-32, which isn’t that small. With vanity sizing, retailers realized that they needed to maintain sizes for their more petite consumers while reducing the size of average/larger consumers.
A 00 is usually a UK2, a French size 30, and an Italian size 34, so while on the small side of the spectrum, it’s hardly child sized.
Post # 10
@californiabride2013: i’m going to give you some motherly advise:
if you love who you are, your size should not make any difference. for those people who judge and compare by dress size, well, they are the ones with a more serious problem and i would feel sorry for them.
some of the most confident and beautiful women i know (inside and out) are no smaller than a size 10.
Post # 12
@letigre: I just checked the conversion for an Australian size. A size 0 would be an AU 4 which doesn’t actually exist (that I have ever seen) in any retail store, let alone a 00 (I assume AU size 2!!) Smallest I have ever seen is a 6 (US4).
I also had a look at size 0 measurements and they are 32-22-32. A child’s size 6 measurements are also waist 22 inches so we’re talking the size of an average 6 yr old child. (http://www.childrenssizechart.com)
Makes me glad I’m not into “vanity sizes” 😛 I love my food way too much to care about what other people think. Much more important things in life to worry about!
Post # 13
- Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley
I couldn’t wear a 0 just because my hips are too wide. Even when I was about 109 lbs at 5’4″ I couldn’t get in anything smaller than a 3. I wear a 4/5 in pants now. I still shop Juniors for the most part since I like the style of clothing better.
Post # 14
@Birdi: Our clothes size shouldn’t define who we are.
+1000. Thank you!
Post # 15
@californiabride2013: dont. I feel the same way sometimes but honestly a lot of guys dig a more feminine look- the skeletal thing is coveted in fashion/media but its not the end all be all.
Also- youre tiny. CA is getting to you!
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Post # 16
@californiabride2013: im a little bigger than u and had a friend that was a 00 and i never felt self concious next to her. im actually happy that i have womanly curves