Here’s my take on vanity sizing. When I was in high school, my best friend was a girl named Cindy Schultz. She was one of the skinniest people I’d ever known. She was 5’4″ and weighed in at 110 pounds fully fed, a Coke in her, and soaking wet. She wore a size 5. In fact, her shop was the 5, 7, 9 shop which catered to smaller people. I shopped at Lane Bryant which catered to larger ones (Abbot and Costello, Jack Spratt, Laurel and Hardy comparisons allowed).
NO ONE was a size 0. Audrey Hepburn was tiny. Not a 0. Edie Sedgewick bought her clothes in the children’t department. Probably not a 0.
Let’s all go back to the sizes and measurements listed on sewing patterns. I think that would be very sobbering for all of us, and, I think, humbling.