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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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OP.

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 though.it'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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