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I am 5ft 8 and weigh 199. I am a size 10 and Med top. I am so happy and shopping is fun again!!! I go to Ross or TJ Max every other weekend now! I think a size 8 is as small as my frame will allow me to be and was the size I was at my fittest weight 20 years ago!!!

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I am 5'3 weigh 162 wearing size 8 lg/ med tops even at my heaviest 240 I was wearing an 18w I am small on the bottom I can't figure out how sizes work

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I am 5' 1" and now 163. I am busty do still a large top and size 12/14 pants. Find my sizes drop before my weight which is odd.

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I am 5' and weigh 153. I am in a size 8.

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Yep, it's all about height, weight and mostly shape. I'm 5'1" and some change (not close enough to 5'2" to claim it) and at around 165 pounds I was wearing 12/14 and a L top from just about any major retailer. I could sometimes fit a M and sometimes had to size up to an XL.

At 145 pounds, I was a size 8/M and wore a size 7 shoe...and just five pounds later, nearing my goal of 135, I was in a solid size 6/S and my shoe size was down to a 6-6.5. I only lost five pounds but my entire body reshaped - I went from carrying what little excess weight I had in my middle to being an hourglass again. All of the extra fat in my body left the oddest places (my feet?!) and went to my bust and behind. No complaints, honestly, but I thought I was done and wound up having to buy an entirely new wardrobe from the undergarments up and back down to shoes again!

I add that so you can see that there's just no real way to predict where you'll be at any given weight. I stocked up on a few size 10s I found on sale and zipped from a 12 to an 8 and never got to wear the 10s at all. I gave away sundresses and capris last year that still had tags on them because after being stuck in one size for months I dropped two in a matter of weeks.

Oh, and the first time I picked up a size eight and a medium top I was certain they wouldn't fit. In fact, I kept trying to buy clothes that were too big for me because my brain simply wouldn't accept that I could actually be in those sizes. I live overseas and placed a large order for winter sweaters in a size small last year and was in a panic before they arrived, sure that everything would be too small and would need to be returned. Every single item fit...and even one or two of the smalls were a bit loose. So the best way to be sure what fits is to try it on, and bring a shopping buddy that won't steer you wrong and will let you know when you're trying to buy something that looks like a muumuu instead of a pretty, fitted blouse!

Right now I weigh 158 pounds and wear a maternity small and a 6 or 8 in maternity pants, in case you were wondering. ;)

~Cheri

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I stocked up on a few size 10s I found on sale and zipped from a 12 to an 8 and never got to wear the 10s at all.

So the trick is, if you want to be a size 8, start buying a bunch of size 10 clothing. Right?

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