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    Need help from the ladies

    I'm translating a program that talk about diets.
    I have some problem with the american dress size, I've found a conversion table, but it doesn't make sense.
    Just to give you an idea, in the program it is said that Sarah Rue (Less than perfect) is a size 12, while the actress of Will&Grace (Debra Messing) is a size 4. Referring to the conversion table, in Italy size 12 is a 46 (quite small size).
    Can you ladies tell me (also in private if you don't want to write it here) your dress size and your waist size, just to try understanding how this dress size works.
    Thanks in advance
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    waist 28-29 dress size 10 or 12 depending on the cut of the dress
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    Quote Originally Posted by getfit
    waist 28-29 dress size 10 or 12 depending on the cut of the dress
    Thank you Getfit... definitely Sarah Rue can't be a size 12.
    Which size do you think she might be?
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    Hmmm......... my waist is a 29 and my jeans are a size 7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider
    Thank you Getfit... definitely Sarah Rue can't be a size 12.
    Which size do you think she might be?
    i would say 14-16 maybe 18 depending on the hips
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    wow.... so for all the girls who wear a size 0 what the heck is their waist size....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryuage
    wow.... so for all the girls who wear a size 0 what the heck is their waist size....
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    Quote Originally Posted by muscle chic
    Hmmm......... my waist is a 29 and my jeans are a size 7.
    OMG... maybe jeans use a different size?
    I'm getting confused...
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    Quote Originally Posted by getfit
    i would say 14-16 maybe 18 depending on the hips
    Now it makes sense
    Thank you.
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    haha this is almost as confusing as how to determine a bra size. actually i havent even figured that out yet...how am i ever gonna order that Bro ive been wanting?!

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    bigpoppa, just roll into victoria secret and try on a few you'll figure it out. womens sizes on the waist I still dont understand much, but bra I finally figured out.
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    Meathead quintessence: I'll ask my girlfriend tonight, yo.

    ADDENDUM: you can also ask PowerMan. I'm pretty certain of his dress-wearing expertise.
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    Woman go to buy a wedding dress and about lose it because they use traditional sizes not the newer sizes women like to believe they are. Kind of funny...like the guy that will buy any size pants that are 32 in waist even though they actually measure 36. This could account for some transerfance problems in your measurements.

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    I amazing the discrepency in woman's clothing... ( according to my wife... ) in one store she might be a size 7, then in the other she's a 9 then in the other she's a 7 witht he waist being really loose but the butt/hip area is fine...

    When your a guy it's simple... you buy something to big and just belt it up... (you might look like crap, but it fits... )

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    Quote Originally Posted by _8_Ball
    I amazing the discrepency in woman's clothing... ( according to my wife... ) in one store she might be a size 7, then in the other she's a 9 then in the other she's a 7 witht he waist being really loose but the butt/hip area is fine...

    When your a guy it's simple... you buy something to big and just belt it up... (you might look like crap, but it fits... )

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    haha but then you get that annoying hard-on in the front of your jeans every time you sit down

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    i have like a 30" waist (prolly less now but not by much) and wear like a 8 or 10. Jeans are a little different but not by much

    and yes, women's sizing is ****ed up
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    Thank you very much, again, to all the ladies.
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    27" waist, 38" hips. Size 6.

    American sizes are radically inconsistant though. At the Gap, I wear a 4. At Benetton, I wear...well....benetton is designed for inverted women, so I don`t wear their clothes at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider
    Thank you Getfit... definitely Sarah Rue can't be a size 12.
    Which size do you think she might be?
    That's an old picture of her, I believe she's lost a lot of weight since that show.
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    2 of my exes wore size 0...they were both tiny, though. I think they were both around 20 inch wastes.
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    20 inches? holy...kiera knightley was something around there, no? thats intense..
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    Where's all the 45s ?!?! Wierz's Avatar
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    Well, from experiences with my girlfriend women's sizes change from brand to brand.

    A Size 7 gap jeans isn't going to be the same length/tightness as a size 7 from Abercrombie or wherever else. My gf always says, the cheaper the clothes, the roomier the fit.

    So the next time they've been trying things on for 2 hours and you've been tagging along wondering if you're gonna make it, remember that they don't have the luxury (for some f'd up reason) of buying pants and other clothes with seperate length and waist measurements.

    Sorry, this probably didn't help much on your conversion table :/
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