Since I lost 30 lbs over the summer (go me!) I’ve bought a few new clothes in smaller sizes, namely work pants and jeans.
I used to be a size 10 (only because I refused to buy size 12) and the new clothes I bought were size 8. But I’ve noticed the pants and jeans are a bit on the baggy side.
Have clothing manufacturers altered what a size is as we Americans have gotten fatter? I am 5’5", 132 lbs, and I have never worn anything smaller than a size 8 since I’ve been an adult. In fact, I always thought a size 8 was a healthy size for me, and the thought that I might be able to fit into a size 6 is a bit confusing. Could a size 6 today be what a size 8 used to be?