Friday, November 17, 2006

Size 00 ???

Ever wonder about clothing sizes and how some name brands sizes seem to differ from other brands? The sizes, although they say they are the same, never seem to be the same. Now there is a trend to have size 00 ! Does this seem right to you? Do you and your friends worry about what size you wear? Or are you happy with your body whatever the size? Check out this interesting article about the new size 00 and what some young women have to say about it.

http://www.sacbee.com/107/story/77620.html

20 comments:

A. Grey said...

One of my best friends is a size 00, and before major stores started carrying her size, she had to shop in the kid section of every department store. She's fifteen! I'm happy for her now that she can shop for jeans at all the stores she loves. I'm nowhere near her size, but I guess I don't really care. We're friends, and that's all that matters.

Anonymous said...

I am a junior in high school and I am tiny. All of my friends could wear junior clothes in 7th or 8th grade, and I was stuck wearing girl clothes. About a year ago I could fit into juniors.Right now I wear a size 0 or a size 1 in jeans. My friends accept me for me and there is nothing wrong with a size 00. Everybody is built differently and there is no "right" size.

Anonymous said...

When I was in my early 20's, I wanted to buy a pair of pants (I desperately needed them!). I found a pair that I liked the style of, but at that time (the 90's) the smallest size was a 2. I needed a slightly smaller pair, but was out of luck. (Like the girls above)

As the years have passed, I have noticed that I have gotten bigger, my size has actually decreased at my favorite store. Why? It is because a number that is completely arbitrary has been found to get women to buy more because it makes them feel good about themselves - isn't that completely manipulating??!! How sad - it is just a number. I could be a size 32 instead of a 4, or a size 196.5. I have come to believe that the most important thing is to find clothes that are comfortable and flattering. What looks good on one person, doesn't on another. Learn about how we are manipulated by advertisers and corporations and rebel against that. We are at our best when we learn, eat healthy, exercise, and treat others with kindness. Good Luck!

Sophie said...

I could care less about the size of my friends' and my own body. I live in Canada and it's very hard for me to find some nice jeans that fit me in both the waist and leg, because I have tiny hips and have to notch belts on the smallest hole. In the US, though, I was able to find size 12 1/2 'Slim' jeans, which are not available in Canada. I find this kind of strange. However, I am glad I now have some jeans that fit!

Devin said...

I wear, two sizes, basicly. I am really tall, so I have to get jeans that fit me, plus, I am thin so I have to have a thin waist. Plus, I am very picky about confoort, it is hard for me to shop fr clothers, so i have no time to worry about being 00. Plus I wouldn't, anyway.

Anonymous said...

Size 00 has come along due to vanity sizing. On the other (larger) end of the scale what used to be a size 12 is now a size 6/8 (because it makes the purchaser feel better by thinking they are actually a smaller size), so us petite women are down into size 2, 0's and now 00's.

Kim said...

I know how all of u feel. I didn't get into the juniors sizes until 9th grade. 9th grade! Shopping in the kids section was frustrating due to the jeans being too short, too wide (im really skinny) or both which was usually the case. I can sorta fit size 0 but its a blessing that there is actually a size smaller! And even in top brands! I'm telling u i know how u feel when all ur friends are in size 6,8,10 with the really cool designs on them and ur in pants with the butterflies on them!

Anonymous said...

I wish junior clothes were sized like mens. When a man want to by of levis he has to know what waist size he wants and what inseam. I guy can by a pair of jeans with a 30 inch waist and inseams of 28, 30, 32, 40 and so on, that way a short man or a tall man with the same size waist can find pants. I am thin and if I shop in the girls department I find my waist size but pants are to short so I go the the junior department and get a 00. The only problem I still have is I need a size 28 bra found in the girls department but I have a C cup. So in the ladies department I can find a C cup but the smallest is a 32. So if it weren't for the straps my bras would fall to the floor. Strapless prom dresses are out.

Bronach said...

Well, I hate to say it, but I'm glad. I fit that size, and it's no fun to shop for children's clothes all the time.

Anonymous said...

im constantly worrying bout my size all my mates an me go with the fashion and alot of my mates have managed a size 0 or uk 4 and i just cant seem to do it. i think the pressure no adays on girls is disgusting theyve made it so that curvey just dont look good anymore

amy said...

i am 18 years old and i am a size 00. thats the only size that fits me. but 00's are so so hard to find. i usually find a couple in wet seal and thats about it. but now everyone's into those skinny leg jeans and i hate it. my ideal fit is size 00 low rise flared jeans. and people make fun of me for being so skinny, but i dont care what size anyone is if they're nice, they're nice its whats on the inside that counts.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Amy!

deborah said...

With many more tiny Asian consumers with plenty of cash to spend, it's no wonder they're carrying 00's. However, in the petite's section, I agree that it's really just a size 2 with a smaller number to make people feel better.

As a barely five foot woman, who still doesn't even fit a junior size 0, it is a dilemma.

The ninth grader who fit into a 0 at age 14, perfectly normal. In fact she'll keep growing. I however, at age 21, have yet to attain that. Despite my slow progression towards chubbiness, I still can't fit into a zero. So when I finally fit into a zero, by no means will I be considered "thin" when looking at me.

With a the industry marketing towards tiny Asian girls, I do hope they start making a triple 0. Oh, perhaps this is sarcasm on my part, but I just want a pair of lowrise jeans that makes me look my age without having to gain a donut around my belly that sticks out further than my breasts to do so.

Anonymous said...

Yes, in the 90's I had to go to Italy or Asia to buy clothes that fit me. If you're a size 00, Rome or Milan would be a fashion heaven. Everything looks good on us. I agree the diversity of the population helps a little in enticing US stores to carry more size 00 and size 0. The diversity comes from more Asians and other countries of origins with a smaller frame and build, as well as more aging (30+) women today are looking to dress younger with more snug fitting clothes.

Anonymous said...

I almost agree with the woman who said she hopes they make triple 0's even though it sounds ridiculous. I'm 18 years old, and usually hate shopping for clothes. When I was 14, I could go into department stores and wear 0's, now 0's in those same brands fall off me (even though I've gained maybe 5 lbs) and even with adding 00's I can still forget most name brands. Abercrombie? American Eagle? they don't carry a single pair of jeans small enough for me. My doctor says I'm completely healthy (actually that I could use some exercise!) but that doesn't help me find clothes.

Anonymous said...

I myself am on the thin side and find it frustrating when I see all of my friends with nice curves who can wear cute shorts on a hot day. My junior prom is coming up and my legs are like twigs so I'm having a really difficult time finding a dress that will suit me, and on top of that I don't even remember the last time I wore a dress was! I hate it when people get all butthurt when they see a skinny girl and look down on them because they wish they were a smaller size but you know what? Its not always fun and games when your on the thin size and please dont think im trying to throw a pity party for myself because im not i just want to like everyone out there who hate on people who have a smaller waist then them to think before you speak because whether you know it or not some of us dont like being thin and it kinda hurts when people always have something to say about your size.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know where I can find size triple zero dress pants? Size double zero dress pants are far too big for me. I am naturally thin and very petite. I find that retailers these days are making their pant sizes different; a size zero is really is size one. For example I bought a size one dress pants two years ago from Express, today when I try on a pair of dress pants from there that are a size 0, it is way to big. I bought a size 2 dress pants from GAP about 2 or 3 years ago, today when I try on a size 00 from there, it is way to big as well. I really need to find professional dress pants and can't really buy it in the children's section. So can anyone help me and give me suggestions of which stores to find a size triple 0 pants? Thank you!

Anonymous said...

i think itss great that people like me (who arent big enough for a 0) can buy jeans at womens clothing stores just like every one else

Anonymous said...

I'm triple 0, and yeah, it's a bugger to find pants that fit. I always shop in the kids section so if they start making more 000, I'd be very happy.

As for the dress pants, sorry I can't help with finding triple 0 sized. However, I tend to find the closest to my size and use a safety pin to make them stay. That's the best I've got for your problem.

Anonymous said...

size 00...wow it just makes me feel bad about myself.
I'm 5'1 and about a size 1 or 2, but i wouldn't consider myself overweight, although i wouldn't say I'm skinny. If I go shopping and try on something that is bigger in size than I usually buy I won't buy it because wearing a bigger size makes me feel fat. It shouldn't matter what size you buy, but in this world it does.