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I read that it's 7 pounds per dress size.

That if you lose 7 pounds, you'll go down a dress size. I think it's over 10. Any experience with this?

Tue. Nov 1, 4:02pm

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Having been a 14/16, then a 12, then a 10 and now back to a size 12, I would say 7 lbs a size is incorrect, but that may just be my body. Considering at the 14/16 I weighed ~200, and at a 12 I weight 165, there is a much larger discrepancy than 7 pounds. I guess it depends on your bone structure and muscle vs. fat content.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005, 4:29 PM

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This subject was brought up recently in another post and it was said that at a plus size it is about 20 lbs. between sizes and a regular misses size is approximately 10 lbs. between sizes. Having worn plus sizes and misses sizes this has proven true for me.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005, 5:01 PM

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I have heard and experienced that losing between 10-15lbs is one regular dress size. It probably depends on the body type. For myself it's more like the 15lbs.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005, 5:43 PM

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Of course, one thing to keep in mind, is that there is no fashion industry standard for womens clothing sizes. A size 8 in one store could be a 6 or 10 in another. They do that just to make us crazy!!!

Sunday, November 20, 2005, 5:29 PM

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Everybody is different. It depends on where you lose the weight. I myself go down a dress size when I lose 12 - 14 pounds, my sister goes down at about 8 - 10 pounds. I have a friend who didn't budge until she lost 20 pounds. So really everyone is different.

Sunday, November 20, 2005, 11:24 PM

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It would depend on your height. If I lose (or gain) 7 lbs it shows a lot because I'm 5'4. For someone who is 5'10 it wouldn't be a big difference. For someone 5'0 it would be a huge difference.

Monday, November 21, 2005, 12:38 AM

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I also think it it depends on how you lose your weight - diet alone or diet and exercise. I have lost a dress size through exercise, with only a 4 lb weight loss.

Monday, November 21, 2005, 5:43 AM

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5-7 pounds sounds about right for someone of medium height. that has been my experience.

Saturday, November 10, 2007, 4:50 PM

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It's more like 13-14 lbs for me. I've gotten rid of about 53 lbs and come down 4 sizes.

Someone mentioned being 200 lbs & wearing size 14-16. When I wore a size 16 in the early 80s I weighed 155 lbs. In the mid 70s I weighed about 140 and wore a size 14. Are the sizes assigned to different measurements now?

Saturday, November 10, 2007, 5:25 PM

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Quite possibly only 7lb for sizes 0-10 because there is only an inch between sizes. But if you are over a size 10, then it's two inches between sizes and so it will take more pounds to drop a dress size.

Thursday, November 15, 2007, 10:20 PM

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