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    Default Who really is to blame for teengers having body image issues?

    So mum took my almost 13 year old daughter today to get her high school uniform. She is on the chubbier size and generally wears a ladies 14-16. She wanted a skirt so I said to my mum try a 16 first ( thinking that it would be more than adequate being a normal size 14-16) when I get home from work I get told she had to get a size 22 .. She is no where near this size ( im a 22).. the lady told my mum that they are a small make. Yes we are working on her weight but really that means a normal size 10 would be in a 14-16. No wonder so many girls have issues

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    My school skirt was like that! I was a size 8 & had to buy a size 16 skirt! Ridiculous! Really made me feel so ****.. I still remember it now.

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    I remember my high school uniform being the same!

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    That must have been a hard one for your daughter.

    Sizing variation is ridiculous, standardised sizing should come into play properly.

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    ^considering myself lucky now that my mum made my school uniforms so they were no 'size' just made to fit me

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    Yep every school uniform I brought is like that. It so stupid.
    Cut the size tag out straight away.

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    I agree there needs to be some sort of consistency in sizing... Her shorts are a medium. the size difference is amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anewme View Post
    Cut the size tag out straight away.
    I will be doing this.. I was shocked to say the least and mum said the uniform lady wasn't even quiet about it..

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    Ours are same. My dd is very tall and is in yr 11. Normally wears a 12/14 and school polo shirts are size 22 wtf?

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    I'm a size 6 to 8 but went underwear shopping and had to buy a size 16 undies. Sizes have gone absolutely crazy! Get rid of the tag for sure.


 

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