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    size ?

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    I was on ebay and noticed this lady had posted sizes I was not familiar with. What is a ladies size 20 or 16?
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    Here's a link to a sizing chart that might be helpful in answering your question - it does conversions between sizes used in different countries. Of course these sizes may have nothing at all to do with reality since the actual size seems to be manufacturer-specific (at least in women's clothing). I'd love to see some consistency.

    http://www.onlineconversion.com/clothing_womens.htm
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    Very Large.

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    Womens' sizes don't stop at 8 or 10. They continue upward in even numbers. It's not rocket science.
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    it is just in shirts I don't normally see 10,14 etc.. that is why I asked. Sorry to bug you.
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    They are sizes for larger women, sometimes called "Plus" sizes.

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    2-4 XS
    6-8 S
    10-12 M
    14-16 L
    18-20 XL

    etc. etc. etc.

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    I know someone who takes a size 0.

    She's very petite and very very slender.

    Good thing she's also very nice, otherwise I'd hate her

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    One of my sisters wears a 22. Another is size 18.

    Yep... they are not little.

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    Interestingly, a few years ago I was in the States and decided to shop at Target. I was shocked and amazed to be able to wear a size 3!!! A size 5 is usually as low as I could get into at the time (larger today)....

    And then there is the difference between stores. In a Bootlegger I take a Large or a size 12 and in Suzanne's, just a few doors away, I was fitting into a size 6 petite. Go figure!!

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    I wear a 16 pretty consistently, and it seems I can find that size in both plus size and regular size stores. Certain designers size differently, though, and in Liz Claiborne I can wear a 14, but my wedding dress was a couture size 22! (which I had to alter for my top half).

    I'm not a size, though, I'm a person.

    I really find it hard to believe that one has never run across a size 16 or plus sizes, though. Where do you shop?

    Karen

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBTC View Post
    And then there is the difference between stores. In a Bootlegger I take a Large or a size 12 and in Suzanne's, just a few doors away, I was fitting into a size 6 petite. Go figure!!
    This is why I almost never buy clothes online. Who knows if they will fit? Why can't we just adopt a system like men's clothing?

    *sigh*
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    I found some womens doufold shirts on ebay. I do not own any duofold unless my ll bean river driver shirt counts. All the wool shirts I own are... one I got in Australia. It is great as a base layer. A little rough though effective. And then I own a cuddle duds shirt. And that is it besides couple wool sweaters. I want to get a good wool base layer but not ibex or anything like that to much $$$$. Oh I almost forgot about my wonderful ibex cycling sweater my dh gave me for christmas last year. That is a sweet sweater. So anyway I wear a small to med and was not familar with number sizing on shirts. Seems strange I wouldn't? I don't kow I just go for s ,m or L depending on the fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuckervill View Post
    I'm not a size, though, I'm a person.
    Nice one!
    I do a slow burn every time I shop for clothes. I'm not hugely overweight but I do need to lose my tummy, so I wear 16 if it's a good quality garment or 18 if it's some cheaper/off brand item. Same with shoes
    I was wearing size 14 in high school 30 years ago, and didn't have an ounce of fat. Now, I just shop for comfort and don't give a toss about what size something is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuckervill View Post
    I'm not a size, though, I'm a person.
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    Karen,
    I really like your attitude.
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