Body Stats : Height, Weight, Size, etc.


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I’m 5’7″ …I wish I were taller, my husband wishes I were shorter

Bone size: very Large

I normally weigh around 135lbs

Measurements: 37, 27, 37-1/2

I wear a size 6 {which I am happy with}

I’m a Medium {if sizes go by s,m,l}

In jeans, I’m a 28-29 …depending on the jeans

Bra size: 34C

Shoe size: 9 …designer shoes, 39.5 or 40

When I’m shopping/buying vintage, I rarely look at sizes, I just try it on and if I can make it work, I’ll buy it. Sizes change by decade.

By Hollywood Standards, I am fat. {which I think is ridiculous} I don’t believe in diets, I believe in moderation. I’m never “trying to get skinny” and I think worrying too much about that is a waste of time.

The key, in my opinion to dressing and looking great, is really just figuring out what works best on your body, regardless of size {and regardless of trends}. Accentuate your goods, hide your flaws. If you can squeeze into a 2 when you’re actually a 6 I guarantee you are not doing yourself any favors. No one can see that size tag but they can sure see your muffin top ;)

I have a fairly good body image. Although, don’t get me wrong, when I go over my top weight, I don’t like the way it feels …and I cut back on the sweets. I don’t really exercise regularly but I do stretch often …sometimes an hour before bed {while watching TV}, a mix of yoga/pilates/my own moves. I try to stay very active {taking the stairs instead of the elevator, random and sporadic outbreaks of dance, hand stands, butt flexes while driving ;}, although I know I’m going to have to start being more regularly active very soon just to keep what I got.

I learned in my teens that I was never going to be “skinny” but I accepted that …it may have helped that the supermodels of my time were glamazons {Cindy, Claudia, Linda, Naomi …except for Kate} …and the women I thought were beautiful and sexy were curvy. I also realized that curves are more fun {and beautiful} to look at {and to touch} than bones are …and I think most men – NO – most everybody would agree to that.

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.

88 Comments

  • Summer

    October 10, 2009 | Reply

    Have I told you lately that I love you??? :). You’re awesome for sharing and just simply beautiful, inside and out. Love ya! Muah!

  • kelly

    October 10, 2009 | Reply

    fuck hollywood standards, i think you’re beautiful and i know everyone else will agree!!!

  • Athena.

    October 10, 2009 | Reply

    You’re so beautiful, Maegan!
    I find it so awful that girls my age (I’m 15) strive to change so much – I think that if you’re healthy, it shouldn’t matter!
    xx

  • Anonymous

    October 10, 2009 | Reply

    This is so true.
    I’m 5ft 1, and 86 lbs – medically, I’m seriously anorexic. I eat, though. I don’t know what the fuck is wrong with me. I used to really hate not having many curves – because you’re right, they’re so much more attractive than bones. I don’t really mind, anymore, though. I know I’m healthy, so while I’m trying to gain weight, that’s the most important thing to me.
    xx

  • daer0n

    October 10, 2009 | Reply

    Let me tell you something..you are an oddity of nature, in a VERY good way. I admire that you actually post about your body stats without really worrying. A lot of women i know, that are super super short and skinny are scared to death to post about their body stats on their blog, which i always found very weird, because in my mind, they looked gorgeous and healthy, yet, they had this insecurity about themselves, about posting something that many consider so private. And here you are telling us about your body stats like nothing happened, and i applaud you for that. You are lucky to have natural muscle mass, some other people, including me, struggle to get a bit of muscle mass, and you do yoga and stretching occasionally and bam, let there be muscle, absolutely awesome.

    Hollywood is f**ed, their standars on body image is completely and absolutely f**ed..seriously, and you know some people will actually call Katherine Heigl fat?..and i think she looks perfect, and gorgeous, the same way that in my mind you look super toned and skinny to me *shurgs* i guess beauty really is in the eye of the beholder :)

    One of the reasons why i follow your blog is because i find you very authentic and genuine, Thank you for sharing!

  • Zepequeña

    October 10, 2009 | Reply

    You are perfect!

    Zepequeña.

  • Frou Flu

    October 10, 2009 | Reply

    Amen to that:) great post Maegan! and i agree with zepequena. i think you are perfect the way you are. definitely NOT fat:)

  • vitaMinn style

    October 10, 2009 | Reply

    What an inspiring post and you are very BRAVE to shout this out here!

    I agree with every word. I will read this on those days when I feel crappy about my wide hips and maybe post it on my fridge to remind myself everyday to embrace me for just the way I am!

    Thanks for this Megan!!

  • Lisa Petrarca

    October 10, 2009 | Reply

    Way to go Maegan…everyone should read this and learn!

    Thanks for being so REAL!!

  • Cammie

    October 10, 2009 | Reply

    You look absolutely amazing! You’re not fat, that’s rubbish, like you said: nobody wants to look at bones. I have an uncle with an eating disorder, and trust me, it is a nasty thing to experience. You should cherish your natural beauty, because you really are a beautiful young woman :)

  • vicen

    October 10, 2009 | Reply

    Medidas perfect.
    News in LOOK 10
    http://look10.blogspot.com/
    ;)

  • k604bc

    October 10, 2009 | Reply

    You’re great just the way you are!!! I’ll always believe the saying “real women have curves” to me that’s the real definition of sexy… stick thin is grosssss!

  • Angela

    October 10, 2009 | Reply

    Why am I up in the middle of the night? This is ridiculous. (But often happens when my hubby’s on nightshifts. Ugh.)

    I know a lot of people will be happy you posted this. By YOU being secure, you’re helping OTHERS be secure. I’m so passionate about women embracing who they are and being confident about it! And when one woman does it, others follow.

    My body changed around the time I turned 30. (No one warned me of this. What the heck?) I’m now about a size and half larger, and my hips are squishy. I should work out more, I know that. But, I’m doing what I can where I can without stressing myself out. And I’m okay with it!!! People think I’m in shape. Ha! I just dress what I have in clothes that fit it. (Yes, I am very thankful to naturally be the size I am, as, I’m sure, are you.)

    Thanks for the muffin-top comment. It made me giggle, even at five o’clock in the stinking morning. Sheesh. Can I go to sleep yet? (Not when I’m leaving an entire blog post in response to someone’s blog post!)

  • LifestyleBohemia

    October 10, 2009 | Reply

    Kudos for the super-positive post!
    I agree – work with what you have and accentuate your strengths. There is a ton of fashion out there for every body type. Have a great weekend!
    xx

  • K.Line

    October 10, 2009 | Reply

    This is a fucking public service!

    Of course, you are beautiful and your body is goddess-gorgeous. In a completely Hollywood way, IMO!

    Just want to comment on the bra thing – you can easily get a 32 back at many good bra shops (you may pay a bit more, but not much in your size) and online stores like Figleaves stock them all the time. I’m a 30 – 32 back and I cannot wear anything larger or it’s a bad look. You should def have all your bras fit you perfectly.

  • nicole addison

    October 10, 2009 | Reply

    ah gosh this was wonderful. i love how down to earth you are and of course you are so beautiful and perfect the way you are. im glad im not skin and bones as well… no fun that would be :)

  • Laura

    October 10, 2009 | Reply

    You ARE Skinny..by majority standards..

    I was the same all my life..
    5’7 and 135/140

    WOW..ive put on alot of weight in the last 9 years..35-44 in age and about that in weight gain..

    Exercise will become important..but until it does..Just enjoy your gorgeous self!!

    Laura at My Best Day Ever..
    http://mybde.blogspot.com

  • Yaya

    October 10, 2009 | Reply

    Dang you are skinny. You weigh the same as me and I’m 5’3″

  • Anonymous

    October 10, 2009 | Reply

    One of my biggest problems with body image stems from not being able to get a bra that fits right. (I now know my true size and have the right stuff, thankfully. It changes everything!) Thank goodness someone told me I am a 30DDD now, in my early 20s, and before it really took a toll on the girls. (That’s really not as big a cup size as it sounds, FYI. I was wearing 34D bras for years before.) Once I realized there was something out there for me, and that size really is nothing but a number, life got much easier. There are little oddities like that with everyone’s body, and I wish it were a more public issue. If we all realized that everyone has some issues with clothes, all different, we’d feel less bummed when we cannot find a single bathing suit top to fit correctly.

  • tanya

    October 10, 2009 | Reply

    Bravo, darling, Bravo!!! Having seen pictures of you on a daily basis, you are gorgeous and have a fabulous figure–I completely agree about finding clothes that fit your shape and make you feel beautiful–that’s why I always tune into your comp grat outfit posts…you have an amazing talent for putting things together! Hollywood standards are just plain bat-shit backwards. Yup, yup. :-)

  • ~Mrs. Guru~

    October 10, 2009 | Reply

    Awe, thanks for that post it was awesome. Your such a beautiful woman!

  • Anonymous

    October 10, 2009 | Reply

    I’m so glad you did this post because I was wondering what size you were. You ALWAYS look great in all the photos and it’s nice to know that beautiful people can have meat on them.

  • nuheila

    October 10, 2009 | Reply

    First thanks for this post!I love it and it makes me happy becouse you are honest and you enjoy about your body.And guess what?I m same size as you-it s really funny:) However i m older than you and that means i have to workout to keep my body like this.I think a woman should look like a woman and i hate new skinny model trend!Thats just sick!
    Hve a nice weekend!

  • Ashe Mischief

    October 10, 2009 | Reply

    I agree that the tone you take in this post is wonderful, and you do a great job encouraging people to shun their numbers and go with what FEELS best.

  • Jacqueline

    October 10, 2009 | Reply

    You are thin. I always thought you were. That height and weight is thin =) I like your legs the most because they remind me of mine, muscular! I agree with you about the in and out thing. Shape matters much more than the actual stats. The hourglass shape is beautiful and that is what you have! Thanks for stopping by my blog again. It means a lot! xoxo

    FashionSnag

  • Quincifer

    October 10, 2009 | Reply

    I’m amazed by your confidence to do that!
    Don’t get me wrong, I am ‘happy’ with my body but I wouldn’t want to measure/weigh myself because it would only make me paranoid.
    I completely go by whether I feel comfortable, if I don’t then I do something about it.
    I’ll never be thin but thin does not equal happy :)
    Thanks for sharing!

  • Sheri

    October 10, 2009 | Reply

    You aren’t fat at all! I wish I were your size. :P You look great ::hugs::

  • Sher

    October 10, 2009 | Reply

    People should not be hung up on the numbers. It’s how you dress and act that makes one attractive. Beauty really does come from within.

    For anyone interested in checking out my giveaway. feel free to stop by

    http://fashionafterforty.blogspot.com/2009/10/giveaway.html

  • Meghan

    October 10, 2009 | Reply

    Amen, sister! Thank you for sharing so much information and reminding us that we need to be confident with who we are and embrace what we have. You ROCK!

  • The Northerner

    October 10, 2009 | Reply

    you look fab Maegan and do such a great job dressing for your body!

  • Kelly

    October 10, 2009 | Reply

    This post just made my day. I was just getting ready for the gym, thinking I am so yuck. You look so small, I always thought you were a zero (not that it matters) and we are about the same size everywhere (height/weight). Makes me think of myself differently a bit (being too hard on myself) and I needed it. You look amazing. Eff Hollywood.

  • Alischon

    October 10, 2009 | Reply

    Oh my gosh, you have a gorgeous figure and always look so beautiful in your pics! I would have never guessed that I’m about the same weight and height (negative body image?) but I am! Hmm, although I guess I have one more inch around my waist and one less around my bust =P

  • Brittany and Johnse

    October 10, 2009 | Reply

    it is very rare to find such HONESTY now a days. I appreciate it and admire you for it. I truly believe you are BEAUTIFUL and thank you for sharing!

  • Katie

    October 10, 2009 | Reply

    By Hollywood standards, 99% of my family and friends are considered fat. I’m first on that list. I am like you, lots of muscle mass. My calves are so large that I actually can’t wear tall boots because nothing EVER fits over my calves.

    Thanks for your honesty. It’s nice to see women talking about this and actually KNOWING that we are NOT FAT.

  • *Andrea*

    October 10, 2009 | Reply

    you are soooo glamorous and beautiful! proof that numbers mean nothing. honestly if you said you were a size 2 i would not have been surprised.

  • Victoria

    October 10, 2009 | Reply

    Thank you for sharing.

    In my opinion you have an amazing figure and it is crazy that by Hollywood standards you would be overweight. To me you have got the perfect figure and a figure I would love to have!

    You have got a really good eye for what suits you, something I *try* to do too. I don’t follow a fashion if it doesn’t suit me – what’s the point in looking silly!

    xoxo

  • Missy

    October 10, 2009 | Reply

    i think your amaxing for sharing that. if more people were are honest as you then we could turn “hollywood standards” on there head!

    Missy
    For all things fashion:
    http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

  • Kiran

    October 10, 2009 | Reply

    You liook flipping fantastic. Thank you for this post, Now I’m off to try some butt flexes (hey. whatever works).

  • Annie

    October 10, 2009 | Reply

    what a fabulous post!! you rock girl!!
    you are beautiful!!
    i heart you :)
    hope you are having a great weekend!!

  • .:*aMbAr*:.

    October 10, 2009 | Reply

    You are sooo amazing!!! And it’s funny that I’m 5″8 weigh 117 pounds, and I’m also “FAT” Jajaja this always cracks me up. I have hips that’s why I don’t fit into a size zero, but I love my body, thank you so much for sharing!!

    KISSES XO

  • Random Musings Of My Life

    October 11, 2009 | Reply

    I heart you.

    I really do. And I love that you love who you are are! You are an amazing person! Thanks for sharing.. now off to the gym..lol

  • Anonymous

    October 11, 2009 | Reply

    I think it’s great that you feel good enough about yourself to share this. From the positive feedback, it looks like this post has meant a lot to people. However, I think it’s so impotant to realize that outside of Hollywood, a size 6 is very skinny. As women in this culture, we are taught that our very worth is in our body measurements. While the people posting seem to have a positive reaction to this, I’m wondering how many people have felt bad about themselves, but didn’t feel strong enough to comment. Let me be one of them.

  • Couture Cookie

    October 11, 2009 | Reply

    What a great post! You really gave me something to think about… I am 5’9 /125 lbs and always feel so jealous of you when I look at your pictures, wishing I was that thin. Obviously, issues like that are not about actual size or height.

  • ...love Maegan

    October 11, 2009 | Reply

    ANON: I think you misread my post :)

  • Giovanna ♥

    October 11, 2009 | Reply

    I love this post! It’s so refreshing to learn more about someone who feels comfortable in her own skin, which I think it’s the most important thing no matter the size. I think you look gorgeous and on top of that you have a great style..Love your outfits!
    Have a lovely Sunday and Thanks for the comment on my blog, I really appreciate it :)
    xoxo
    Giovanna
    http://www.bohomarket.blogspot.com

  • Niku

    October 11, 2009 | Reply

    I are absolutely beautiful. and us tall girls need to stick together! :-p

  • Fleur

    October 11, 2009 | Reply

    You are inspiring, because of this post I’ve just ran 8km and i feel so damn good now!

    X!

  • Brown Girl

    October 11, 2009 | Reply

    You are gorgeous, I hope people that read this post realize that a “size 0″ doesn’t mean shit.

  • CC.

    October 11, 2009 | Reply

    what you did not mention was the length of your hair!!! hehe

    i wish i had your confidence! you go girl.

  • Amy

    October 11, 2009 | Reply

    So I have always looked at your photos thinking, well I would wear that too if I had your figure. Turns out we have similar stats which made me feel rather good although might need some more style tips so will keep checking in for sure!
    Btw I used one of your images on my blog (big bottom lady from g-string post. Hope that is ok. I did link back!
    Great post – all about the confidence I reckon – you rock! x

  • Cathy Voyage

    October 11, 2009 | Reply

    You’re so right, it’s always more important how clothes fit, not which size they are.

  • Soma Pradhan

    October 11, 2009 | Reply

    I LOVE how candid you are!!! Love the comment about the muffin top! It is toooooo true! PS~ You’re gorgeous!

  • Tati

    October 11, 2009 | Reply

    i simply LOVED your post! i’m from brazil and i enter your blog almost every dar to see whats new. and i have to admit that this post is one os the best ones. to incentive girls to be healthy is totally important in the crazy world we live in! here in brazil is the opposite. i’m really skinny but here the love curves! i tried to put on weight several times but now i accepted and love my body!
    i’m sorry for my spelling! kisses and i wish you more and more success!

  • Anonymous

    October 11, 2009 | Reply

    You are encouraging a dialogue where people are commenting that they understand because they weigh 118 pounds and are considered fat.

  • Alison

    October 11, 2009 | Reply

    I am so confused by the anonymous comments (if the last two are from the same person). Maegan shared her stats with us to show us that you don’t have to fit into “Hollywood standards” to look gorgeous. Are you somehow implying that she’s promoting an unhealthy body image?

    At 5’7″ and 135 lbs, Maegan’s BMI is around 21, which is absolutely normal. In fact, healthy range is considered 18.5 to 24.9, so she’s right in the middle of normal. If she gained 20 lbs, she’d still be within normal limits. These other girls are commenting because they too are of healthy weight and feel good about it. What’s wrong with that?

    And to whoever said that size 6 is considered skinny outside Hollywood — well, maybe that’s true. In fact, 62% of American women ages 20-74 are overweight (BMI > 25)…are you trying to say that just because most of us are overweight, we should consider being overweight to be the new norm? As a physician, I must wholeheartedly disagree.

    Thank you, Maegan, for being so brave as to share your stats with us. You look gorgeous as always!

  • Meg Fee

    October 11, 2009 | Reply

    well by any standards, hollywood or not, you’re gorgeous!

    ps: thanks for the lovely bday wishes!

  • Hanako66

    October 12, 2009 | Reply

    you are beautiful and perfect the way you are and good for you to realize that and share!

  • Big Red

    October 12, 2009 | Reply

    I am standing up in my living room right now and applauding this post. Not only is the post fabulous, but you are fabulous. All women need to feel as confident as you and I hope it has helped some.

    I don’t need the help, I know I look good… ;)

  • Mrs.GB

    October 12, 2009 | Reply

    Hollywood can suck it! :)

  • San

    October 12, 2009 | Reply

    What a totally honest post.

    I honestly dun think I can do this… Haha… i am okay with my body image but not okay enuf for everyone to know! LOL!

    But kudos to you! I am loving your writing style already! :)

  • Iva

    October 12, 2009 | Reply

    SUCH an important post! This is so real. So honest. SO PERFECT in so many ways. You are absolutely beautiful, both inside and out. I think ‘Hollywood Standards’ are completely absurd and highly impossible for most people attain naturally. It’s healthy, that matters.. I’m lovin’ your motto!! How awesome is that !! LOL

    I agree with what you say about the glamazons ;) they really were beautiful, sexy AND curvy.

    Thank you for being so real always. Hope you had a great weekend :)

  • The Woman

    October 12, 2009 | Reply

    I applaud you! My stats are roughly the same as yours, give or take a pound or so and I often feel fat. But looking at you – who definitely do NOT look fat, in fact you look freakin AWESOME – I think it’s time to reconsider how I feel about my body.

    THANK YOU!

  • Monique

    October 12, 2009 | Reply

    We could almost share clothes! Except maybe the pants because my legs are annoyingly long, and no that is not a good thing. Hollywood and model standards are stupid. I think a 6 is a the perfect size for real women, Healthy, but not emaciated. Rock on with your bad self! Even when you feel fat, like before your period, realize that most people would love to be a 6.

  • Monique

    October 12, 2009 | Reply

    Oops.. I forgot to add this link. :) It’s a website devoted to helping women with body image. I stumbled upon it last week. Maybe some of your readers might like?

    http://www.about-face.org/

  • Lauryn

    October 12, 2009 | Reply

    The high heels must have been deceiving because I thought you were way taller than 5’7″! Either way you are absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

  • Down and Out Chic

    October 12, 2009 | Reply

    hollywood standards are stttttupid. we are actually very close to the same size (height and weight and foot size!) i feel strange writing that but i couldn’t help but notice.
    all that to say, you’re beautiful! thanks for sharing.

  • Ela

    October 12, 2009 | Reply

    People would seriously kill, or at least starve themselves to look as good as you. Hollywood Standards are for nitwits who don’t know how to eat bread and think that having big fabulous hair will make up for what they lack in weight.
    I’m barely 5’4 and always thought 5’7/5’8 would be ideal. Hubs thinks I’m nuts, at 6′ I think he likes me small :)

  • The Seeker

    October 12, 2009 | Reply

    This is a very brave post, my dear!!!!!

    xoxo

  • Melissa

    October 13, 2009 | Reply

    Amazing. Thanks so much for posting! You’ve made me feel so much better.

    All day I was just a bit off… so after a long work day I went for some retail theraphy. While I was looking at jeans I heard one of the shop girls say “Look, she’s looking at the 30′s!” It made me feel way worse.. like I was dirt. Thanks for not making me feel like a freak. :)

  • Kb_Mal

    October 13, 2009 | Reply

    Two words: NO WAY.

    Seriously, I would have pegged you as a 2 or a 0. Thank you for being honest and open about this, as your beautiful (but not a zero) body size is an inspiration.

    btw, can I have the natural muscle mass, too?

  • Moomby

    October 13, 2009 | Reply

    please don’t ever change! you have such great (and accurate) perspective! and thank you for not being afraid to share!

  • Trina

    October 13, 2009 | Reply

    I think you have a rockin body girl.

    What’s funny is I’m about 2 inches shorter than you and about 1 or 1/2 inches under all your measurements and a half size down in shoes. I’m like your mini me (with way shorter hair lol), but I don’t think I have a rockin body. I mean its ok, average, and I feel I have an ok body image. I just think you look amazing in whatever you wear and I feel like I have to be really careful about wearing certain things.

    I appreciate you being real.

  • Shannon Egan

    October 14, 2009 | Reply

    I’ve just started reading your blog and I LOVE all your posts and outfits, and I tried a few of your hair-to’s also. Felt the need to stop in and say you are BEAUTIFUL. And you are skinny! Not bony, but fit and skinny. Thank you for your honest and positive look on body image! I think I worry too much about a few pounds and sizes when what you feel and look like matter more than the number on a scale.

  • hillary

    October 14, 2009 | Reply

    Fantastic! Thank you for posting this. I recently ranted on people who lie about their size because IT DRIVES ME BATTY
    http://www.byhillary.com/2009/09/personal-irksome-topic.html
    You are an inspiration for others by putting it out there and being honest!

    oh and screw hollywood girl you’re TINY

  • Tara Gibson

    October 14, 2009 | Reply

    you are fabulous and your confidence shines thru everything you write and wear!

  • Nina (Femme Rationale)

    October 16, 2009 | Reply

    first of all, you’re BEAUTIFUL and you look great….and healthy! secondly, hollywood can go screw themselves. thank you for sharing this information with your readers…confidence is a beautiful thing. ;)

  • Christina Lee

    October 17, 2009 | Reply

    very brave and beautiful post! You rock, Maegan!

  • enc

    October 18, 2009 | Reply

    You and I are almost the same size.

    I’m pleased to be in your company.

  • C

    October 31, 2009 | Reply

    For what it is worth, from this side of the screen, you always seem taller and sort of statuesque….of course you are a practiced photographer, so you probably know how to pose and get good angles. I always wondered if it was a strain being in/near Hollywood…one of my college roommates visited relatives in CA one year and though she was normal when she left, she lost about 25 lbs while she was there because her CA relatives were all bony thin and living on lettuce.

  • The Fabulous Gloria Blackwell

    November 4, 2009 | Reply

    Your confidence really shines through and you look so healthy and glowing. Thanks for sharing. I don’t know why Hollywood wants all its leading ladies to look like they stepped out of a concentration camp but it is a shame, really. What fun is being super skinny if you don’t have the energy to enjoy life?

  • lilmissfirecracker

    March 24, 2010 | Reply

    Thank you Maegan!!! As women it’s shoved down our throats to be super skinny and a tag size matters the most. I am the same height and weight as you!!! I hate the mindset some people have that just because we have curves means we are fat- by their standards!!! Thank you for being brave and talking about this so openly! (I just found your blog and now I’m hooked)!

  • Charbelle

    April 16, 2010 | Reply

    I saw this link on your outfit post for today and I clicked and read and I too totally appreciate your honesty. I think you always look so gorgeous!
    These comments made me think of something as far as what the tag inside your clothes says. I’ve worked for bridal stores and bridesmaids dresses usually run small, a bridesmaids dress that says 10 on the tag, if you look at the measurement chart is actually a 6 in street clothes. When I had to measure bridesmaids and tell a normal 6 that she needed a 10 she would sometimes freak out. It was this experience that taught me it’s not the number on the tag that matters but how the clothing fits. An example dresses cut on the bias, I sometimes buy 2 sizes above my “normal” size and have the top altered to fit. This is because dresses cut on the bias are supposed to flow a certain way and I’ve found this trick works and then I just cut the tag out so I don’t have to look at it. I guess I still have a few “tag issues” myself :) Happy Friday!

  • Jessica Strong

    April 24, 2010 | Reply

    Thanks for posting this!

    I can hardly believe your weight. It makes me think that the ladies in Hollywood that claim to be 10-20 lbs lighter than you just have to claim those numbers, because you look just like them. I hope that is compliments, I mean them to be. You are very very pretty, and I admire your shape.

    Also- you look 5’3 or so in photos. Your height is a surprise too. What a beautiful and fashionable woman you are! And smart too. You man is a lucky one : )

  • Biserka

    May 17, 2010 | Reply

    I just noticed this post from your current Outfit of the Day and I was compelled to respond. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing this with all of your readers. You are stunning, and I have to admit that your stats surprised me because I was expecting something more akin to the “Hollywood Standards” you mentioned. But that is simply because you are just that beautiful. :)

    I follow a lot of fashion blogs online and I have found it challenging because I am a Size 14 woman who is also an hourglass shape, so a lot of the styles I love and admire don’t work on my figure. To top it off it can be very difficult to FIND designer clothes that fit a true size 14. I’ve been thinking about starting my own blog as a way to encourage myself to become more fashionable and to work on my self image, but I have been hesitant to do so. For some reason just reading this post and all the comments may be just the incentive I needed to do it! So thank you Maegan :)

  • Jai

    August 9, 2010 | Reply

    Dear Maegan,

    Thank you for being an inspiring role model and an amazing, strong woman.

    I’m 5’5, always used to be in the skinny side–we’re talking size “0-1.” In my mid-20s, even though I didn’t change my diet or exercise habits (in fact, I think I exercised more!), it seemed like all of a sudden, my curves grew, and grew, and grew. I went from a small B-cup to a high C. An ass where there was none. I wasn’t “fat,” merely a size 4, but for me, it was a strange thing to deal with. For so long, I couldn’t deal with it, and hated, hated, hated my curves with a passion.

    Maybe I’m older, or maybe I’m reading healthier blogs and magazines. Or maybe it’s a changing time, I don’t know. But I do know that women who accept their curves inspire me to accept mine. I’ve finally embraced a realistic image of my body and of myself and my eating habits.

    For that, a million thanks for to you.

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    December 2, 2012 | Reply

    i loved this post! thank you for being so honest. so many times we as women, are so very hard on ourselves. i love your comment abt the size 2/size 6 and muffin top! soooo true. like, if you have to suck in a LOT, you should probably not be wearing it! i agree also that everything is good in moderation. i, too know my comfort zone and know where and when i need to eat healthier and work out more! kudos to you for sharing such personal items with your readers!!! xo

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