Originally Posted by Rissask
The stat I remember hearing or reading was the 'average' woman in North America is 5'4" and 144 pounds. Nothing about size though.
When I weighed 144 pounds I was nowhere near a size 14....I think I was at most, even 150 pounds, only a size ten. But that is just because of my body type, I have a small waist even when I am heavier.
Yup, people always say Mariluyn Monroe was a size 12 or whatever- but that is because back then 12 was what a 6 or 8 is today.
I mean, c'mon, my last pair of jeans I bought at the Gap are a size 4....I ain't no size 4, it's ridiculous!
I think they're talking dress size 14, not pant size... not sure why dresses are sized bigger... I can wear an 8 in a dress and I guarantee I can't wear a size 8 pant... most often a 4... probably a 2 at the Gap!!
which makes me wonder if the marilyn monroe thing was talking about dresses or pants?