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Aren't junior sizes 1,3,5,7,etc...and adult sizes 2,4,6,8 etc??

Started 1272061263.79 in Fashion Talk | Last reply 1272125177.93 by wilma
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I don't understand when women say they are a size 3, 5, 7 or 9....aren't those teen sizes? Why aren't women wearing 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10s?  Anytime I've tried on something that was a "teen" size, the fit was just awful...super low rise, and just feelt off.....

 

This is just a question....can someone explain?

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans ~John Lennon

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Jen-PT1272061874.141796 PostsRegistered 9/14/2007West Coast

I thought the same thing. 

Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut and still think they are sexy.

gig27501272061929.2232626 PostsRegistered 10/21/2007right here, right now....

That's my understanding, too.  When I was younger, I always shopped in the "Junior" Dept. Now, I'm in the "even" sizes.  Don't know exactly when I transitioned, though!{#emotions_dlg.confused1}

A couple of years ago I had lost a lot of weight.  Went out of town and didn't bring anything appropriate to wear for the weather, and my DIL offered me some of her things (junior size). but there was no way I could fit into them.  The sizing is definitely different.

beach-mom1272062790.6639624 PostsRegistered 8/1/2007Mid-Atlantic

I think the junior sizes, even though some adults can wear them, are cut for a teenager's body, maybe one that hasn't "transitioned" fully into womenhood. The adult sizes are for more a more mature body. I think the styles are a little different too.

I was shopping for my son, who is on the verge of leaving the kids' department. I can still buy him some size 18 pants (he's 15).  A lady shopping with me was getting the same size - for her son who is 32! She said he can still wear that size and they are so much less expensive. (He and his family were visiting her for his birthday.)

house_cat1272068235.4178000 PostsRegistered 6/28/2009Southern California

Yes, the cut is definitely different in the Junior Girls department.. and not at all good for the ego if you try something from that department on by mistake.. trust me.  One thing I did learn, being small, though, is that you can save a good deal of money on some shoes shopping in the boys dept - I got a nifty pair of Timberland boots this winter for less than half of what they were in the ladies department - same store - size 6 ladies, size 3 boys {#emotions_dlg.sneaky}


>^..^< house cat

kll19671272086470.977971 PostsRegistered 1/7/2008

Most teenage girls do not have the curves that women have.  So they run more narrow in the hips and thigh's with pants, and the shirts tend not to have the room that women need in the chest area.

Kris

wilma1272125177.92713133 PostsRegistered 7/10/2007
On 4/23/2010 kll1967 said:

Most teenage girls do not have the curves that women have.  So they run more narrow in the hips and thigh's with pants, and the shirts tend not to have the room that women need in the chest area.

Exactly - the clothing is not cut for women with curves.

IMO it is aging to see an older woman wearing junior clothing. 

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