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What's with all the size 4 pants?

You know when you shop through the racks at the store and all you see is the smaller sizes? I mean 00... a size? C'mon.. but anyways. I was like wow stupid size 4 pants... so many of them, where is the 10-14 sizes!!!!... until I realized... wait a minute... they were probably all bought by people who are my size!!!! I'm Not Alone!!!! I asked the sales lady and they say they get 5 of every pant and 8 of every pant after size 8... meaning there is Far more people above size 8 then below! In theory of course :)

Just a post for thought...


Mon. Jul 17, 10:39am

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i notice that especially when it's end of season. all the stuff left on sale is a 4... i felt the same "i am not alone" feeling... the constant media focus on being tall, thin, lean, with long flowing hair has got to stop!

Monday, July 17, 2006, 11:19 AM

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That's sad- I'm a size 10 myself and I feel very fat.

When you think about it, it's even more upsetting since the clothing companies are making "vanity" sizing the norm... so a size 10 really is what? A size 12, 14, even 16? I've heard this is an issue even with men's clothing- a streight forward 32" waist is really more like a 33" or 34". It's so sad.

Monday, July 17, 2006, 11:24 AM

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Okay, I don't want to make anyone feel bad, but I have been on both sides of the coin here. When I wore size 8 pants, there were NONE on the racks. I figured it was an average size, so most people probably wore it and there were none left.

Now that I have lost weight, I wear all those small sizes you are talking about and all I can find on the rack is size 6-8.

Monday, July 17, 2006, 12:51 PM

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I can understand your frustration.

I usually wear either a 2 or a 4 - and we need clothes too. I don't think you should be angry at the media because there are small sizes on the rack. Some of us are small, some are big - we all need clothes.

I used to be 200 pounds - clearly I am not anymore. I want to be able to find stuff in my size too. And I sometimes go to a rack and can't fine my size either. It works both ways!

Monday, July 17, 2006, 1:19 PM

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Remember that stores size really differently too. Want to feel skinny? Go shop at Banana Republic. A 14 anywhere else is like a 10 or 12 there. I wear a 6 or 8 in most stores (Gap, Ann Taylor, Macy's INC, Old Navy) but I wear a 2 or 4 at Banana.

Monday, July 17, 2006, 1:27 PM

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um, the original post was about ONLY being able to find small sizes - that the 8s and above sell out. so the last 3 posters, what you are saying is, you're size 0-4 and you can't find clothes, either? fine. don't jump all over the people that aren't there and feel like that's all they see.

Monday, July 17, 2006, 2:54 PM

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Average size US person is a 14/16

Average size US person is a 14/16 -- or in some stores an 18/20.

Monday, July 17, 2006, 4:55 PM

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why is it that I can never find any mediums in the clearence!?

Monday, July 17, 2006, 5:57 PM

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Old Navy is actually the worst store for inconsistent sizing. One of their managers told me that they use multiple factories for the same piece of clothing, so you might have two of the "same" medium tank top in your hand, but they could have been made in different countries, and the sizes will look radically different. (happened to me - I had two "medium" tank tops with the same style # on the tag, but one was four or five inches longer than the other).

Tuesday, July 18, 2006, 8:45 AM

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I have that all the time too! I'm like uhh this one is a mile long and loose... and this one is very short and tight, both medium, both regular length, and both "supposedly" the same company!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006, 8:47 AM

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