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LadyTess
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Posted on Sat, May 12, 2007 17:35

Okay, I live with my sister, who's almost 9 years younger and a size 6. (No, I won't introduce you.) But one of the worst things other than just being side-by-side with her is shopping with her. She can walk into any store, pick up anything off any rack, (find it in her size, obviously), and look gorgeous in it. I hate to even watch her feet under the door when she's trying stuff on. She turns this way and that, admiring herself. WHEN I VERY VERY RARELY even go to a store to buy clothes (I have much more luck shopping over the Internet), trying clothes on is like torture. I have never, ever, in my wildest dreams, been a size 6. Once upon a time as a teen I dieted myself into a 14, but I can't imagine ever seeing that number again.Anyway, it's just so horribly disheartening. So that's my gripe for the day.


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Posted on Mon, May 21, 2007 11:37

Um, why do you go? lol... I would never go clothes shopping with someone that couldn't shop at the same stores I do. It's just sick, man. I have two skinny sisters (different fathers)... and I have never been shopping with either of them... nu-huh. Like I want to see my size 8 OLDER sister cry beause she isn't a size 6 anymore. Please. :eyeroll: ... and I am not asked - I guess because I am mean and would definately make them pay for even thinking it.


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Posted on Sat, May 19, 2007 09:43

Ladytess, I'm not trying to take away from your gripe but your post got me to thinking. I know what you are saying because I have a sister who is now a "whopping size 8" after having two children and wearing a size 2 wedding dress that had to be taken up when she was married 14 years ago. I go shopping with her every once in a while and she is so confident that the items that she selects will fit her that she doesn't even try them on. She just takes them from the rack and pays for them. Plus she finds great looking clothing at great sale prices. I am amazed at this because I rarely buy pajamas without trying them on! Anyway, the thought that I had when I read your post was, "How hard is it to look good in clothing when one is a size 6?" Size 6 seems to be the size that clothing designers work with and because of that, women who are that size can't help but find things that fit them well and look good on them. Therefore, there is no surprise to see a size 6 woman put together a great looking outfit. It is expected of them and to me, no big deal. Unless, the woman has a horrible since of fashion, then finding a great looking outfit is a no-brainer for them. I am more impressed when I see a plus-sized woman who looks good in her clothing. To see a plus-sized woman who is wearing an up to date style that fits her well and is accessorized well is very eye-cathing to me. She is the woman that I stare at and wonder where she bought her outfit and admire how she co-ordinated certain pieces to get a particular look. Sure, I want to know where she shops because that store probably has my size, but I also admire her because I know that her outfit most likely wasn't already put together on a mannequin in a store. As a matter of fact, it is very likely that she didn't even find all of the pieces at the same store. That woman has a great sense of fashion savvy and did a lot of foot work and internet research to get her outfit together. So she gets props from me because I know that she worked hard to get those pieces together. Maybe this is just my way to get over my old jealousy of size 6 women, but it works for me.


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Posted on Sun, May 13, 2007 09:37

Greetings LadyTess. I can commiserate with you on this topic. Although I haven't been shopping with my sister for clothes in quite sometime, as I prefer to shop by myself. She at one time could shop with me, until she had wt. loss surgery. As it stands she as well as my brother have had surgery. The question from my entire family is still "When are you going to do it?" My reply is still the same, am not going to. I have decided many moons ago to be as comfortable in my skin as I can be. Sure it waxes and wanes with time, my mood, etc. Yet live and learn. I used to shop with my best friend and her sister. Both are small petite women, one is a double zero!!! So imagine the looks on the clerks faces when I step into a 5 7 9 shop! lol I will go to a rack and pick something up and ask to try it on...poor poor clerks! I have found that Catherine's has some nice things and they are online. Of course you don't get the great deals of clearanced items perhaps, but have you tried that store? Hang in there, you will be fine. Be well.


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