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ideal measurements for someone who's 5'8?

I'm currently:
bust: 36 B
waist: 29
hips: 39.5
thighs: 24
calves: 15

Everyone says I'm skinny, but I don't see it. I'm a US size 10. I really want to be a 6..which according to most sites has a measurement of wasit: 26-27, hips :36-37. I'm not sure about thigh measurements. But that seems a little hard for me? I'm not sure.

Any ideas on what I should be aiming for?

Sat. Jan 5, 9:21pm

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At 5'8 a size 6 would be pretty thin for your height, I would say you might be able to go one size smaller but thats it. It would also depend on your build, whether your lanky or curvy. Judging from your measurements your are curvy. Lots of people would kill to have those awesome curve. I am 5'3 but totally shaped like a boy. My waist is barely smaller then my hips.

Saturday, January 05, 2008, 10:12 PM

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I'm definately not lanky, although I do have long legs - that's just the height. A size 6 is about 28-38? I find it hard to believe that I'll be 'thin' at that size's only 2 inches off my hips and waist?

I hate this. I feel like so pressured to want to be Kate Moss skinny. But I know it isn't that attractive. Stupid high school. =\

Sunday, January 06, 2008, 12:54 AM

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You sound beautiful and curvy! You don't need to be Kate Moss skinny to be beautiful! Lies! Lies! It's your attitude that makes you beautiful. Your confidence. Your smile. The way you treat others. Eat quality foods. Exercise. Your body will go where it's supposed to be. In the meantime, love yourself just the way you are!

I spent my high school life hating the way I looked. Once I left high school, I finally realized I was beautiful! It's hard not to compare yourself to others. Try to find a "real life" role model that you can aspire to be like (someone of your height who is healthy and in great shape). Focus on all the things that are wonderful about you and ignore the things that aren't "perfect". Try to be the best YOU you can be and forget trying to be like everyone else!

Sunday, January 06, 2008, 9:20 AM

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I'm 5'6 and aiming for your measurements, because that's what I feel totally sexy as, and that's the size that I cannot keep guys away from me at...

So if you're 5'8, I'd say your measurements are perfectly sexy/attractive/fine as is.

Personally, if I was you, I'd would spend effort on getting smaller, but focus on ways to realise how skinny/pretty/attractive you really are. Find a way to not feel the pressure, instead of caving to it.

Sunday, January 06, 2008, 4:27 PM

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Hi OP. I'm 5'8, too, and here are my measurements:
waist 26
hips 37
bust: 34B/C

I'm size 2. You can't be size 10, or your are wearing much too baggy clothes for your real size.

And anyhow, I'm out of shape now, compared to what I was a few years ago and what I'm working towards now again. That's about an inch off waist and hips (I've become flabby, so just toning up). And everyone, who tells you you're skinny (now), how do they look themselves, that's the question. Also, please note, I'm not obsessed with weight/measurements/etc, it's just a shape I feel good in (and my bone structure isn't too huge to support it).

Sunday, January 06, 2008, 4:51 PM

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4.27, I fel horrible at my size. I want to wear a 2 peice terribly, and I look too flabby. =\

4.51, what are your thigh measurements? And also, I'm def. a size 10. Def. df. But your measurements are what go with size 4-6 or even 2 in some stores, the 1-2 inches make a huge diff.

Sunday, January 06, 2008, 10:30 PM

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I know it is tough especially we women we really are about the size, But just be true to yourself I always remind myself that the clothing sizes are on the inside with really only you know weather you are 4 or 6... Just remember be healthy and perhaps add weights to your workouts..if you get more toned you will have more muscle which will consistently be burning more fat off the body even while you sleep..
Also nothing good comes easy at least for if you want a change do it the true way, for a lifetime. But ask your doctor also . They are completly honest with you

Sunday, January 06, 2008, 10:51 PM

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10:51 talking about the labels on the inside made me think of any of you remember the one where he cut the size label out of his jeans so he wouldn't have to admit he had gone up a size? lol

Monday, January 07, 2008, 12:32 AM

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I'm 5ft 8in too. I'm an apple//top heavy;
bust: 36B+
Waist: 26.5
Hip: 35.5
I'm a size 4-6, but my current size 4 is starting to get lose, and no one thinks I'm too skinny.To 4:51pm, when I was 29" waist I was a size 8-10. It's about a 15lb difference.

To OP, it took me 5month of work to get to now. And, I still have flabbs which I'm working to get off and tone up. You need muscles to look toned and tight, but aerobic to brun off the fat so the muscles can show. Definitely add weight training 3x/week. Get a personal trainer if you can effort one. Aerobic 45min-1hr 3x/week with variable intensity [train for an endurance event, if you get bored easily]. Nutrition is even more important than exercise. So, Eat, eat, eat. 1500cal/day. 5-6meals/day. Carb, protein, healthy fat with each major meal. But eat clean only and none of that processed food/soda/sugar crap. Drink lots of green tea. Sleep 8 hr/day. If you wnat it that badly, and you think it's worth this much work and your time, then I say go for it. However, focuse on getting fit, stronger, faster, not the scale number, and trust the tap measure. Good luck!!!!

Monday, January 07, 2008, 12:57 AM

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oh, BTW, your breast will get smaller too. Mine when from a C to a B+.... so, you really have to think it is going to worthy the trouble. I did it to get fit and healthy, and kick some asses on my runs. I would be happy at size 6-8 and ripped, but my body won't look that way untile I'm a 2. Damn it...If the only reason for you is to fit into a highschool crowd, I would say, don't bother, your figure is good enough that high school will be over soon and there will be plenty of boys once you hit the college. AND, there will ALWAYS people critizing your figure no matter what size you are [too tall, too thin, too fat...whatever], don't do it for a "fit in". It's not worthy it.

Monday, January 07, 2008, 1:06 AM

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