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Old 04-20-2013, 05:02 AM   #1
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Size 16 question

I've made up my mind that my final goal will be to wear a size 16 jeans. I couldn't tell you the last time I was there, 25+ years ago, maybe. Anyway, I know all bodies are different, but if you're currently a size 16, or have been, how much do you weigh. This will give me a better guesstimate of what my final goal will be.

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Old 04-20-2013, 05:05 AM   #2
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Unfortunately, sizing is all over the place nowadays and a 16 from 25 years ago will be more like a size 8-10 now probably.
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:28 AM   #3
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I will take today's size 16, that will just get me out of the chubbo section of clothing
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:30 AM   #4
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I weighed 200-210 when I was a size 16. I am 5'9".
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:35 AM   #5
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I am currently a size 16 in jeans. I weigh 188 right now, and I'm 5'7".
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:39 AM   #6
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Everybody is shaped so different but I wore a size 16 when I weighed around 200 and I am 5'3.

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Old 04-20-2013, 05:41 AM   #7
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5'7"...227lbs...size 16.

It really depends on your shape as to what a size 16 will be for you. It varies a lot in this thread alone.
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:03 AM   #8
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I'm in a 16 now, at ~195 and I'm 5' 5 1/2".
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:05 AM   #9
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5'4" and I was in a 16 around 190-200
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:07 AM   #10
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Wow, this thread just goes to show how ball-shaped I am! My weight has always been in my stomach, so I have to be quite "thin" to even be a 16.

I know lots of people who are my height and weight and are in a 12 or 14. Not me, alas...
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:13 AM   #11
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I weighed 200-210 when I was a size 16. I am 5'9".
I was right around there when I was a 16. I'm 5'8"
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:25 AM   #12
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Size 16 was my biggest size I believe, and that was when I was around 200-210 pounds as well at 5'6''... but I'm an hourglass, so that had something to do with it! Everyone's just shaped SO differently, so it's really going to be a personal sort of thing I think. But at least you'll have a ballpark range anyway probably by the time the thread is nice and filled up
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:29 AM   #13
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Wow, this thread just goes to show how ball-shaped I am! My weight has always been in my stomach, so I have to be quite "thin" to even be a 16.
Same here! Arrgh.

I'm 5'8 and was in a size 16 at 180-190.
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:35 AM   #14
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Wow, this thread just goes to show how ball-shaped I am! My weight has always been in my stomach, so I have to be quite "thin" to even be a 16.

I know lots of people who are my height and weight and are in a 12 or 14. Not me, alas...
Don't worry about sizes, they are meaningless. You are losing weight so no matter what your label says you are getting smaller.
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:48 AM   #15
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When I was in a size 16 I weighed 207. I'm almost 5'5. Of course Some 16's fit better then others, depending on the brand,cut etc.
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:49 AM   #16
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Everyone's just shaped SO differently, so it's really going to be a personal sort of thing I think.
It can even change by how the weight wants to sit now compared to 25 years ago.

7 years ago I weighed less but was a size 22 sometimes 24. I got pregnant, had my son and after I ventured out of my daily uniform of pajamas and yoga pants and got new clothes I was a size 18. I thought I had lost a lot of weight but in reality I was heavier.

2 months ago I was the heaviest I had ever been...still a size 18.

We also must acknowledge that brands run differently too. Since getting down to a 16 I've had steps within the size. 1st I could only fit into my Apartment 9 jeans, now I've lost and inch or two to wear my Old Navy ones but I can barely squeeze into my pair of Levi's.
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:21 AM   #17
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I wore a size 16 in middle school, I think I weighed between 180 and 190. I'm not sure if I was 5'8" yet or not. I may have been 5'6" or 5'7". Of course that was 18-20 years ago too.
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:07 AM   #18
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I was a size 16 when I was at 200-215. I am pear shaped and 5' 6".
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:43 AM   #19
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I'm in a 16 now, at ~195 and I'm 5' 5 1/2".
I'm the same height and wore a 16 at 195 too.
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:21 AM   #20
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I was in a 16 right after baby #3 and I was about 204 and 5'5. I was thought starting to get into 14's by then too
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:52 AM   #21
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I know this won't apply to you, but in case some other shorties are interested... I'm 176 now and I've got two pairs of 16s and can only wear one of them, the other is super skin-tight.
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:02 AM   #22
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I'm short and carry my weight around my belly, so I was around 180-175 when I fit into a size 16. I was very excited when I was able to wear that size. I'm now a 10-12 at around 150.
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I have 14s and 16s. I don't know which is true to size. I'm 5-10 and 196 this morning.

Oh, pear-shaped!

Just last night I pulled on a pair of suit pants size 14 that I bought years ago as goal pants. They actually fit. I could not believe it! I thought they would never; I figured I would only wear the jacket *someday* and probably donate the pants.
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:58 PM   #24
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Old 04-20-2013, 03:16 PM   #25
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5'4" and when i was at 175lbs i was fitting into my looser fitting 14's.
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Old 04-20-2013, 03:36 PM   #26
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5'9" and was about 190-200. I remember it well because it was the first time I had bought and worn jeans in years.
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:44 PM   #27
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I wore a 16 at 175 lbs, but they didn't fit very well because my measurements were 40-32-44... So I had to buy everything to fit my wide hips. I'm 5'5.

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Old 04-20-2013, 08:45 PM   #28
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I'm 200 right now and in some 16's but not all! Depends on the place you get them. I'm 5'6.5"
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Unfortunately, sizing is all over the place nowadays and a 16 from 25 years ago will be more like a size 8-10 now probably.
Have sizes really changed that drastically over the last decade? In the mid-80s I wore a size 8 and weighed 120 lbs. When I lost a lot of weight 12 years ago, I was wearing a size 10 at 140 lbs.

This time around I started out in a size 16 and 200 lbs. At 187 lbs I'm still in size 16, but my jeans are fitting much looser. I have 2 pairs of size 14 jeans I'm trying to get into that are still too tight, and don't expect them to fit until I lose 10 more lbs. I'm short and bottom heavy though, and generally have to lose close to 20 lbs to go down a size.
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Yes, sizes have changed pretty significantly over the decades. At 120 pounds today, you might be in a size 2 or 4 (or smaller) depending on your particular body type and height, but most likely not an 8.
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