Vanity Sizing

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.

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3 thoughts on “Vanity Sizing

  1. justaglimpse says:

    Susan is currently a size 2 and shrinking. She bought a pink leather motorcycle outfit. That is all I am saying.

  2. Suzanne says:

    Uhm, that’s just weird. A size 2 is pretty small. However, showing it off with a pink leather motorcycle outfit is a little too Happy Days. She always had such a pretty body. I can’t imagine that being smaller is an asset. SIGH.

    We always did put the FUN in dysfunctional!

  3. justaglimpse says:

    OK now I will just have to start calling her Pinky Tuscadero. 🙂

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