I'm 5'7", lbs. Following is the method the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company used to calculate frame size:. I am the same! Diet Scales - terrific for keeping portion sizes under control Body Fat Measurement Products - Skin fold calipers and body fat monitors are the ideal way to see if you're making progress toward your goals Medical Scales - For absolute precision weighing Heart Rate Monitors - Make sure your exercising efficiently to lose weight Blood Testing Kits.
Sizes For Children And Infants
Since everyone's body shapes are different, clothing sizes and the way they fit will vary significantly even when using a height and weight chart. However, you can get a general idea of what size you wear based on your height and weight. You can also find the correct size for a child or infant based on a size chart. For the best fit, however, try clothing on at the store.
The fit of clothing will vary between clothing brands as well as size. Weigh and measure the length of your infant. Clothing sizes for infants are usually given by age, with manufacturers using 0 to 3 months; 3 to 6 months; 6 to 9 months; and 9 to 12 months as guidelines. However, the manufacturers' clothing tags will also list the length and weight ranges for those sizes.
Match your infant's length and weight to the chart on the tag to determine the proper size for your infant. Find your toddler's height and weight to determine size for the 2T to 4T range. Some manufacturers also make 5T size. Use the size chart on the tag to determine the proper size for your toddler. While the number preceding the "T" is an approximate match with your toddler's age, it's best to check the size chart for accurate sizing.
Measure the height and find the weight of older children. Children's sizes are usually broken up into two sections, with sizes 4 to 6X in one area and sizes 7 to 16 in another.
It's less common to find a size chart on the clothing tag for these sizes, so begin with figuring that size 4 is 35 to 39 pounds and approximately 39 inches tall, then add 3 to 4 pounds and about 3 inches per size. As I got into the s, I realized that my butt was eroding! I can't believe I'm one of those people with no butt! So I've been working it off since then. You can get down to our size, too.
I'm 5'11", lbs, and wear a size 12 pant and a M or L top. I'm very much a pear shape, and in some dresses if the hips are loose I can get away with a size Because I'm tall I don't change sizes very often; I've been a 12 since junior year in high school, though my weight has varied between and If I could wear some of the sizes you people are wearing I wouldn't worry about my weight. Of course I guess that was my problem!!
CWWEEN, my chest is a little on the large side too its more because I'm short so it seems big and that is a concern also. I took it in and I look like I'm all chest and it almost looks like I'm sticking it out. The shirt is some what fitted also so its pretty tight around the mid section not really tight just not my usual baggy so I'm just very uncomfortable with it all together Wow - its great to hear a different perspective. I'm 5'7", lbs. I have very broad shoulders even when skinny and plenty of junk in the trunk.
My problem with pants is that I'm little in the middle. So pants usually fit in the rear but then stick out like, several inches in the back of the waist. I can't buy anything without belt loops 'cause I need the belt to cinch 'em in. I refuse to tuck in my shirts! I have a large chest and when I try to tuck anything in all you see is Boobs! Also, my stomach is bigger than it ever was so I can't find pants to fit comfortably around the waist. I do prefer the low cut pants because they are much more comfortable.
I'm dead on 5'6", lbs, mostly 10's but 8 in some brands. If you have to wear a tucked in shirt, maybe a longer sports coat over it would make you feel better? Even when I reached goal last April I have since gained back 25 lbs was 40 lbs , it was hard for me. I have a friend who has a nice sense of style.
I took her with me and she really steered me in the right direction. I had been wearing jeans that were totally the wrong style for my body type and I always wore big tops.
Even when I am overweight, a fitted top is more slimming My heart feels for all of you Apples that have to tuck your shirts in for work. That would be my worst nightmare! Dogrescuegal, I agree with you completely. It doesn't do anything for my self esteem to have to wear these way to big pants. I'm actually taking my favorite ones in they are really expensive to the dry cleaners to see if they can make them fit again: I'm not aloud to wear jeans to work stinks because jeans look ok on me only slacks dresses or skirts which I don't normally wear and dress shirts.
My manager is always kidding me because its obvious that my clothes don't fit anymore. Anyone still have shopping phobia? I'm still big but not as big and clothes is easier to find but I'm still almost afraid to go shopping!
Yes, clothing manufacturers have no idea what size women really are. I found that Junior sizes sometimes fit me better. I got a pair of dress pants in the juniors and it is low cut - feels so good on til I gained weight and my belly hangs over the pants. Not a pretty sight! My tops are XL due to a overflowing chest.
So I can relate to having everything untucked. We should start a message board for apple shapes. We really do face some unique challenges in the weight loss journey! I'm so jealous of all you tall gals!!!! I'm 5'4", and I wear mostly 14s, but some 12s I was comfortably in a 12 when I was about , so hopefully I'll get back there soon. I am an pear shape big hips, thighs and booty , so I can wear either mediums or larges in tops.
I'm , almost 5'6", and I wear a large top, and a 14 in pants as of today. As much as it hurts financially, I really do think there is a benefit to buying a few key clothing pieces as you lose weight I lost 60 lbs last year and had to re-buy the same jeans in different sizes 3 times. It was worth it to have clothes that fit me because it helped with my self-esteem which helped with my weight loss all the more. I so hate it when companies make people do that - tuck in the shirt.
If you're a skinny-winny then no problemo but for someone slightly bigger it's like a target! Thank goodness where I work they don't expect you dress that way everyday. We do have occassional programs where we wear the same shirt blue jean which is thick and khakis which show everything you have on underneath. I had a wedding to go to last summer and finding a dress was absolute torture.
Weight Chart for Women
Remember that the size may vary by up to 1 inch of height and 10 pounds of weight, plus or minus. A woman who is approximately 5 feet tall and pounds can expect to wear a size extra small, while a woman who is 5 feet, 9 inches tall and pounds or more runs closer to size large or extra large. I'm 5ft 4inches tall, currently and I wear a size 6 pant, and size 4 top. I'm a classic pear shape and I struggle with gaping waists on pants to fit my hips and thighs. I have worn up to a size . Another aspect to this question is the big variation in clothing sizes across different shops. You could be a size 12 in one shop, a 14 in another or even a size 10 in another. Each brand or collection has a different what they call "fit model".