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Xilonen



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

andrew wrote:
lily wrote:
CTrees wrote:
One must also remember that clothing sizes have been enlarged greatly over the year. A size 16 in Monroe's day is probably a size ten now. I don't remember exactly how huge the sizing difference from when they were established is, but present sizes really do bear little resemblance to what the sizes are "supposed" to mean.


uh, sizes aren't supposed to mean anything, they're pretty much arbitrary. it's not like size 6 is like planck's constant or pi.


Exactly - hence, people who reference Marilyn Munroe's size as a rationalization are incorrectly attempting to use sizes as absolutes.


not to mention, sizes have been getting progressively larger over the course of the years. a size 16 now would never be able to squeeze into a size 16 from marilyn monroe's closet.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which is exactly what I was getting at when I mentioned the changes in sizing in the first place.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MsFrisby wrote:
I actually DO have a yoga video. It takes about an hour to do it. I should use it more often, but the lady's voice just.. Anyway.. it's good and I should do it. I need someone to call me and say, "Kristi, I know you're tired. You had a long day. But you know you need to pop in that yoga video, girl."


It wouldn't be Denise Austin would it? That woman's voice could peel paint.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CTrees wrote:

One must also remember that clothing sizes have been enlarged greatly over the year. A size 16 in Monroe's day is probably a size ten now. I don't remember exactly how huge the sizing difference from when they were established is, but present sizes really do bear little resemblance to what the sizes are "supposed" to mean.


It may have increased for awhile, but if I rememebr correctly most clothing manufacturers still use biometrics established back in the 70's. One of American Apparel's main claims for their success is that by using more current biometrics their clothing more accurately reflects the sizes of the current population.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 1:28 am    Post subject: challenger appears! Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 1:29 am    Post subject: beat you to it Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sam, are you high and/or drunk, again?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 1:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In response to Xilo: it isn't any different. However, that was a tangent I didn't want to delve into.
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