Ok, so I'm 5'8" and range from 130-135 lbs. At my smallest I was 127 lbs. I wear about a size 6 now and I was feeling really discouraged when I couldn't wear size 4 after I mysteriously gained some weight. I have no idea what other women my height weigh or what size they wear. I have nothing to compare myself to except for the BMI meter and that dosn't exactly give you an image you can see.
I was having a really hard time maintaining 127 lbs. and felt tired all the time so I was going to gain 5 lbs. and ended up gaining 10! UGH!
If you are 5'8", what size do you wear? What do you want to be?
I'm not 5'8, but I think I can give you some advice based on my experience. I'm female, 30, and 5'5. Honestly, size 6 is really the best size - and I'll be happy if I can get back down to a size 8... It depends on your body type, large frame, curvy or straight, etc. I'm pretty curvy but when I was in a size 4 I didn't really have any curves, or much sex appeal or energy... but when I got up to a size 6 and 8, I had nice curves and looked good - you just have to keep those curves toned!
For 5'8, I think 130-135 is actually the best weight for you... if you're not that happy with the appearance for any reason, try just toning for firmness and that should help. I'm currently 137 at 5'5, and that is a bit much - but if I had those extra three inches I'd be ok. I'm shooting for between 125 and 127 personally... I'd say just work on toning up and you should be fine. Another thought for you... my best friend is 6'1, and when she was a size 6 she looked like a skeleton - she had to get up to a size 8 before she got any curves and started looking good...
but then again i'm 13....so i think where you are is a great size.
I wear a 14 now (ugh) but am perfectly happy at a 10. An 8 would be nice too....
At 150lbs, I'm a 10.
I look back to pre-kids and see that I was like you at 5'8, 130-135 pounds and a size 6 for many, many years. Photographs of me prior to that when I was much younger and thinner do not look good at all. I look more like a kid and much less like a woman. So if I had a magic lamp, my wish would be to have your weight again. You don't know it, but with your height and weight you are the ideal size. Thin, but not "bone-skinny". Tall, but not an "amazonian giant" and not a "short pip-squeak" either.
Before I used to allow myself an extra 5 pound leeway but always staying in the range of my size 6. At that time, everything and every style looked great on me...so rejoice! And know that I am envious of you. Wish me luck!
I am 5'8 and 22 years old. I vary dramatically from about 130-155. I am 145 now. I feel my very best around 135. I am a size 8-12. Even at my thinnest I am an 8. I am very curvy. I get the most compliments in the 135-145lb range. :) Hope this helps!