How (not) Fat Are You Really?

In: Culture Source: NYT

27 Apr 2011

This graphic illustrates how a “size 8” differs across designers. You might recall this similar chart on men’s pants sizes from last fall. (related article)


4 Responses to How (not) Fat Are You Really?


tracey berry

April 27th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

how not fat am i


Catherine Collins

July 30th, 2011 at 2:55 pm

So … it’s later than I thought. Have you tried to label your brands by average dress cost? My Mama done told me years ago that the more expensive the brand, the bigger the cut – i.e. an expensive store will put a small size onto a fat woman. Typically, a woman starts out thin and poor – those slim teens that fit into anything but shop at Walmart. As a woman ages and broadens out, she buys more expensive clothes but – amazingly – always takes home the same labelled size. I have been a Canadian size 12 (Probably American 8) all my life!


Catherine Collins

July 30th, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Sorry – that smiley face was supposed to American eight).


Catherine Collins

July 30th, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Ooops. It took my text and turned it into a smiley. I mean to say that I am an American size eight – since Canadian sizes are bigger – more of the weirdness of the clothing industry.

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