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5'5 and 137 lbs --- what size should i be wearing???


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im not really familiar with the american sizes.. like the 12... 10... zeros...

thats because i live in an asian country and well... it's pretty rare for me to refer to like "size 12, size 10" unless i go to australian surfing stores such as billabong...roxy....or like volcom.. you know those places. lol.

 

it's been wayyyy to long since ive gone shopping (i have a phobia you dont' wanna know about) and i was just wondering...

 

im 166cm (5'5) and 62.5 kg (137lbs).... well.. i haven't measured nor weighed myself for like a month now (another extreme phobia that i have)

 

so i was wondering.... whats the ideal size for a chick with those measurements to wear?? (the american size!!)

 

thanks!! 

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I don't know that anyone can tell you that, since everyone's body is shaped so differently. You're probably going to have to go in and try a few sizes. :)
There was an awesome post in the forum sometime back where they did a "poll" asking women to report what their weight and clothing size was, and of course now I can't find it....

Anyway, the results of the poll were really eye-opening.  There were people who weighed the same but wore totally different clothing sizes - for example, two women may have both weighed 140 pounds, but one might have been a size 6, and one a size 12.  It truly all depends on your body's shape and type, there is no "ideal" size. 

Your best bet is to give yourself plenty of time to shop so you can try things on and find what works best for you.

>>>>>>>>> hkellick & justlaura

Undecided ohhh.. ahaaa..... okay this is a whole new perspective for me!!! lol!

so it DOES depend a lot on the type of body you got... wow..

i was so unsure, because i have these jeans from Cult and they're size 12... then i have this roxy top that's a size 8 (or was it 10?), but then also got a size 10 clothes somewhere in ym closet... lol!! 

LOL  Believe me sooji, I can identify!  What's soooo frustrating is that clothing sizes can vary by store or by brand and my closet is proof!  :)  I have some button-up blouses, a couple in size medium and a couple in size large, all different brands, and some of the larges are the same physical size as the mediums...and one of the mediums is almost too big!  This is one of my biggest pet peeves about the clothing industry.  I wish they'd standardize! :)

I'm 5'5", and back when I weighed around 135 (ah...working that way again now, 7 years and 2 kids later) I was like a comfortable size 12 (could have worn 10 if I wanted, but always liked my clothes a little loose). The only thing is that I am naturally very curvy in the butt/thigh/hips area (blame it on my Italian heritage) so it could vary.

 I would suggest just taking several sizes into a dressing room and see which fits you best. (Also keep in mind the fit of the jeans themselves...are they low-rise or relaxed, etc.)

 (edit: removed two "verys" and added a "curvy" instead! :)

I am 5'5" and 138, I wear size 7, but that's in juniors, I am 21. I would imagine then you would wear a size 8 or less  in womens

wow, i am 5'3", when i weighed 135 i wore a size six mostly. it really amazing at how sizes vary.

but i also notice that clothes from stores like Limited, New York and Company, Old Navy and Gap seem to run a bit bigger than clothes from stores like Bebe, Cache, and the like...the SB boutiques (skinny bitch boutiques is what i call them even though i'm sure i can now wear tons of clothes in them).

i am 5'3", weight about 128, and i wear a size 4. i also have very narrow hips.

really, it depends on the article of clothing and the store. there is no size you SHOULD wear. just wear clothes that fit. sizes really mean nothing. 

it depends VERY much on bodytype, and store brand, silly as that sounds. that's why it's usually hard ordering things online. best bet would probably be if you really like something (and if it's pricey and you're willing to go through the effort!) take your measurements and write to the company, asking what size would fit you best. some sites even give a measurement equivilant between sizes of different countries= useful! but again, it varies brand to brand
keep in mind that american clothing sizes are NOT standardized.  it's really annoying, but i once had a pair of size 1 pants that fit looser than the size 11 shorts i stole from my sister.  don't let them make you feel bad, because those numbers have no basis in reality ;o)  can you bring a friend and have them read the sizes and you just try them on and see what fits without knowing how big or small it is?
I'm 5'4; 130lbs and wear a size two, if that helps.
Original Post by justlaura:

LOL Believe me sooji, I can identify! What's soooo frustrating is that clothing sizes can vary by store or by brand and my closet is proof! :) I have some button-up blouses, a couple in size medium and a couple in size large, all different brands, and some of the larges are the same physical size as the mediums...and one of the mediums is almost too big! This is one of my biggest pet peeves about the clothing industry. I wish they'd standardize! :)

 hahaha are you serious?! thats also me man.... except that before when i was one fat fat fat fat fat animal, my clothes were all simply LAAAAAAAAAAAAARGE. definitely no MEDIUM. and DREAM ON for SMALL!!!!!!!!! hahahahaha.

Original Post by romeozjul:

keep in mind that american clothing sizes are NOT standardized. it's really annoying, but i once had a pair of size 1 pants that fit looser than the size 11 shorts i stole from my sister. don't let them make you feel bad, because those numbers have no basis in reality ;o) can you bring a friend and have them read the sizes and you just try them on and see what fits without knowing how big or small it is?

 hey, that "friend" idea is actually pretty good... wow..!! how come i've never thought of that!! hahahahaha!! thanks!! =]

yeah, it's really hard not to be discouraged by "digits" in general..... digits on the scale.... digits on food labels (calories. well, they ARE important!!haha)...and digits on clothing....argh!!!

Original Post by chelseaoh:

I'm 5'4; 130lbs and wear a size two, if that helps.

 Frown OKAY HOW IN THE WORLD COULD YOU BE SIZE 2 WHEN YOU'RE ONLY A BIT SHORTER THAN ME AND 130 LBS!! (im not mocking u, babe <3)

Ahhhhhhhhhh.......... i wish i was size 2 goshhhhhhhhhhh!!!

Yes, I agree that it is very different depending on the way your body is built. For me I'm 5 ft 4in and at 145 I was wearing a size zero and sometimes a size two. Now at 132 I still wear a size zero or a size two.
I would guess a 6 or 8, but maybe a 4 and maybe an 10, because, as everyone said, it depends on your shape and on the brand and fit of the clothes.  I'm an inch taller than you and ten pounds heavier, and I'm on the edge between 8 and 10.
Gosh.  I'm 5'4", and I would love to be in a size 2.  How is it that I'm 126 and barely fit into a 6?  Do you girls carry more weight in the chest?  Perhaps that's the difference...I'm a 34A.
No actually I'm a 34A too.
chesleaoah and I are the same height, and I weigh 127, yet I wear a size 4. Just another example of not being able to standardize sizes
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Like everyone else has said it depends on your body shape and the store you buy your clothes.

 I'm 5'4 and weight 136 lbs and I have  clothes from size 10 to size 6 and like  Missreporter said I had find that I wear smaller sizes on Old Navy, Gap while in other stores like A&F, Hollisters I wear heck bigger sizes.
I just don't see how it's possible.  It's rather discouraging.  I guess I have to try not to focus on sizes.

I like the Gap, because their sizes run larger than everyone else's.  I fit comfortably in a Gap size 6, and I might be getting close to a 4.  But 0?  Unimaginable.
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