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Apple Crisp; Where does size 0 come from? — 7 Comments

  1. In America, I wear a size 6 or 8, but in France now, I can’t always fit into a 42 or 44 because of the weird slim jean thing. Where can curvy but not heavy people get pants, please?
    Have fun in the USA and enjoy the food that you can eat there but not here!

  2. I just buy what fits regardless of the numeral on the garment. If I order via a catalogue I generally buy M and I don’t care if it’s a bit roomy as I hate tight.

  3. I love apple crisp!! With a little plain yoghurt as garnish. (And suddenly I’m thinking about peach/blueberry/cranberry crisp now too – hurray for fruit in freezers.)
    There’s a size 0?? Every time (which is rarely because I loathe clothes shopping) I am going through the things on a rack, I have to ask a likely looking clothes horse (preferably one who is roughly my age) what the sizes mean. Here, some things are marked 1, 2, 3; some are marked 6, 8, 10, 12, etc.; others are marked XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL; and yet others are marked 32, 34, 36, 38, etc. etc.
    But even after finding out which size is likely mine, I inevitably give up in disgust because the sleeves and trousers are ALWAYS too short, there are no pockets and all the waistbands are STILL that stupid low hips style that is guaranteed to look good on nobody and is disastrous for anyone riding a bicycle.

  4. And speaking of L and XL, I’m 5’9 and wear (I think) a size 12 or 14 (or 10 if it’s from an expensive shop) but whenever I buy briefs or pantihose, I have to buy XL. I always wonder what on earth people, who are considerably larger than I, do if my size is XL! Do they have to go to a special XXX shop?
    Have fun stocking up on grocery staples when you’re in the US!

  5. Back in the teen years I wore a size 6 in jeans and it makes me wonder when my daughter wears a size 4 if she is not HUGE by todays standards!!!!!

  6. Meredith, I can never seem to find the size that fits here….. And thanks…. I will! (double chocolate chunk brownies)
    manningroad, I hate tight, too. And too long – another pet peeve.
    Elizabeth, I am totally convinced that the same people who price airline flights determine women’s clothing sizes. Men’s sizes are so simple – and they can get pants to the right length! And sleeves!
    Val, it does seem weird to think of a 4 as anything but the smallest possible….