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Post by snowqueen » Wed, 05 Aug 2009 6:57 pm

I never assumed you were fat at all. I was just pointing out the fact that the cut of the clothes here is very different to that of Europe, US or Oz, therefore do not expect to go into an Addidas shop and think that the clothes will fit you. Unless you are a size Zero of course.

I;m a UK 12-14 but in Singaporean terms that's obeese and none of the clothes in their stores fit me unless I go to either Dorothy Perkins or Marks and Spencer.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 05 Aug 2009 9:16 pm

I think that a 12-14 is also considered obese or definitely overweight in Australia (#1 in obesity) and in the US (#2 in obesity - Thanks to the Aussies being determined to be better the US). I think a size 10 is normal (although a size 10 today is actually larger than a size 10 of 20 years ago.
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Post by snowqueen » Mon, 10 Aug 2009 11:06 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I think that a 12-14 is also considered obese or definitely overweight in Australia (#1 in obesity) and in the US (#2 in obesity - Thanks to the Aussies being determined to be better the US). I think a size 10 is normal (although a size 10 today is actually larger than a size 10 of 20 years ago.
Actually that is not correct. The average size in the UK is 12-14 and is NOT obese, unless of course I was 3ft tall then my BMI would be through the roof.

My baby was 6lb 15oz (3.14kg) and this is considered HUGE in Singapore but in the UK, this is the average size of a newborn. White people generally are a bigger build than asians - fact! That does not mean they are obese, our genetic make ups are just different.

Australians generally are the same build as British people.

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Post by joliefemme536 » Wed, 23 Sep 2009 10:12 pm

Being a woman built like J-Lo, there's no way in he** that I could get one leg into the bottoms that they sell in Singapore. Also I noticed a good number of the mall stores charge ridiculous prices for poor quality clothing (i.e. dress in US $14.00, same dress in Singapore $120.00). I will be bringing all of my clothes with me and will only purchase shirts as needed in Singapore. If you are coming from the US, I suggest you do the same especially with bras and undies.

I can only imagine what plus-size clothing costs... :mad:

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 24 Sep 2009 3:07 am

You are absolutely right. With the exception of a few stores/boutiques like Marks & Spencer who cater to only the Western body primarily. Same with men's slacks. All here are cut like cheap hotels. Definitely buy knickers & bras at home. Stock up. I do the same each trip home. And I'll be returning from the US on Friday with a new stockpile!

If you are over 5'7" be sure to stock up on slacks as you gals with legs that go from the ground all the way to heaven will have a problem here in the leg length as well needing a generous seat! :mrgreen:
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