Saturday, February 11, 2017

Size Creep

When I was a young "dream girl" (dreaming that I was a girl), a "perfect size 12" was the ideal size for a woman to be.

Back then, size 12 was a 35-inch bust, 26-inch waist and 36-inch hip (35-26-36). No matter how much weight I might diet away, there was no way I could ever achieve a circa-1965 size 12. The size of my skeleton wouldn't permit it.

Due to size creep, today's size 12 is 39-31-41 (and the circa-1965 size 12 is now size 6)! A 31-inch waist and a 41-inch hip is possible (I am close to both today), but a 39-inch bust is out of reach unless I had some ribs removed and even then...

So instead of being a perfect size 12, I am a less than perfect size 14. But considering I used to be a size 20, I am a happy size 14 dream girl!







Source: Metisu
Wearing Metisu.



Diego Ramos and Fabian Vena
Diego Ramos and Fabian Vena in the Argentinian stage production of Casa Valentina.

6 comments:

  1. Vanity sizing does make it hard to buy vintage clothing, without trying on first.

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  2. Slimming down to size 12 or 14 would be lovely, but shoe size is a bigger issue. Oh, asking the clerk for a size 8 or 9 at the local store would be a dream, compared to finding 12 or 13 (online) with out blowing my budget.. payless offers some but very limited
    love the blog

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  3. I am very thankful that I can fit into most size 12 clothes. On rare occasions, even a 10 is possible for skirts and pants. Maintaining our girlish figures is a tough job but we love the results!

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  4. hey do you know what tv series is this image from? http://pin.it/Vris_6X

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  5. Shoes are my bugaboo, as Stephanie mentioned. I have trouble finding shoes for the boi wardrobe ~ Lori almost never can walk in and find a 14 in Women's shoes ~ i keep looking of course, but it is frustrating......

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