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i'm 5'9", 130 lbs, and i wear a large. what do real women wear? seriousely. [Oct. 29th, 2003|12:08 pm]
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NOTE: this is a reply to something in one of my friends journals. this is exactly how i posted it in her comments (the italicised part is the part i was responding to) and i kinda got rant-y. and i decided to repost it. just cut and paste. enjoy.


I did manage to buy 4 posters (since none of the shirts they were selling would have fit me)

see, i find that interesting. for a long time i was happy with the normal band t-shirts, coming in medium, large, xl, and sometimes xxl that were for sale at the concerts i went to, and then i became ok with my body and was dissatisfied with the fact that they didn't have tight girly-t or strappy tanks 'cause i decided to STOP hiding my body (it also helped that i did put on weight and grew t*ts and didn't look like a twig anymore) and then they started carrying them, but in limited quantaties, 'cause not that many chicks go to the shows i go to (mostly metal and industrial) and the majority of the T-Shirts were still made for the big burly men that kept me OUT of the pit at hardcore shows. but lately i have noticed a trend to have more small cute girly shirts (now what shirts are the boys who typically like this music going to LOOK at more, a tight t with the logo of the band stretched tightly across a pair of tits or one on the back of a 250lb 6 foot scary hardcore kid. yea marketing strategys based on SEX), but atleast at the shows i go to, a wide variety of sizes still seem to be availible. actually, it surprises me a little that people merchendising an ani show wouldn't make sure to have t-shirts availible for ALL her fans, not just the cute little size 5's. i mean, had this been a back street boys concert or something, i guess it wouldn't have surprised me.

i've made far far to much out of that haven't i?

i guess it's 'cause i HATE the clothing industry. i think it's REDICULOUSE. i have been blessed with, what alot of people call an "ideal" sorta body. i'm 5'9" never broken 140 on the scale (and when i'm active i eat like a horse, it's just high matabalism) i'm curved, and even I have trouble finding clothes that fit me. i'm an 8 or 10 in bottoms (like i said, i'm curved) and sometimes a small in tops (33" rib cage) and i go in and try on dresses at hot topic or the like and i'm a LARGE. i'm like "who fits INTO this stuff" esp when i can't get some large tops to zip closed on me right, or at all. then i rember my little sister, who's cute and blond and 5'2" and 100lbs and works at abercrombie kids partially 'cause their stuff fits her better than actual abercrombie and i'm like "oh yea, right. this stuff is made for her. not that she'd ever wear it." i have a mother who's a size 18-20. she's put on a bit of weight in the past few years, but she's never been a small woman. i know that i'll probably end up over 140 lbs some day, and i'm just like "how will i beable to find clothes when at 130 i fit into a LARGE"

i know, i'm preaching to the choir, i'll REALLY stop this rant now (i'm totally cutting and pasting this into my journal) but yea... gah... just needed to get that out.

no, one more thing. i don't GET this obssesion with being like a stick either. i like my women to have CURVES. i want there to be something for me to grab (like an ass, or a pair of tits) when i'm in bed with her (ok, it's been a while since i've had a girl... i can still wish) other than air and bones. i have so many friends who way less than i do who DIET and i'm like WHY??? *gah*


[User Picture]From: xxv
2003-10-29 01:16 pm (UTC)
Y'know, no matter how much you can't spell, how large you make the font, or how all caps you make it - "Ridiculous" (a word you're quite fond of) has no "e"'s in it. Ri-di-cu-lous.

Misspell one of your favorite words? That's "REDICULOUSE"!
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[User Picture]From: nchanter
2003-10-29 03:18 pm (UTC)

note, i know how to spell this word, which i like more than rediculous
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[User Picture]From: xxv
2003-10-29 03:21 pm (UTC)

Yeah. Though i'm surprised you didn't spell it "BEITCH" as you seem to like to put "e"'s in words that simply have none in them. Like "ridiculous", for example.
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[User Picture]From: nchanter
2003-10-29 03:40 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: water_childe
2003-10-29 05:15 pm (UTC)

It's not the weight it's the dimentions . . .

Well I'm 5'10" and I weight 160. I've got the small end of a medium frame, a 28 inch waist, broad shoulders, and hips. I'd be more pear shaped if it weren't for the fact I have shoulders. This make me more of an hourglass. I lift and workout regularly so I've always been pretty muscle dense for a girl, even from a much earlier agae. In pants I wear anything from an 8 to an 11 depending on the cut and brand. I've worn tops, dresses, and shorts in everything from a x-small to an x-large. My main woe is that many things aren't cut long enough in the body, legs, or arms for me because of how elonged I am. I've come to one conclusion. Numbered sizes are a guideline only, and not a very good guideline most of the time. I've become better and better over the years at being able to gauge whether something will fit by looking at it closely. I used to do the typical girl thing of getting upset if I had to buy an item in a size other then what I think I should be able to fit into. I mean, fuck, I can fit into little girls clothes! I like to buy baby doll style t-shirt in an extra-large in Target's young girl's department. This is because it often means the difference between paying 7 to 10 dollars instead of 25.

Bottom line? Buy whatever fits and looks good on. And if anyone asks what size you are? Tell them you're 'you' sized and leave it at that.
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[User Picture]From: opeth
2003-10-29 05:48 pm (UTC)
Well, just mentioned to you I thought I'd post this, but I never used to see underwear at all at shows, but now thongs are common. I believe I have yet to see any male underwear despite the (afformentioned) male dominance in the crowd.
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