For many women, size does matter! From the high-profile, glamorous divas to the ordinary middle-class girls, everyone is conscious and cautious about their body sizes. With the ongoing size 0 and size 2 trends, girls actually put everything at stake to get the 'perfect' female body.
However, there is one trend that opines that a size 0 is too skinny, and very boyish. Well, looking at the past, we can see that there was no such thing as a size 0. The measurements of the female body were actually pretty simple: sizes 2-4 were thin, 6-8 were normal, and 10-12 were chunky.
However, those days are long gone and now we are dealing with the fascination for sizes 0, 2, 4, and 6. If you ask some 'non-skinny' or normal women (about size 8-14), they will almost certainly vouch for size 6 as being the most exciting. If you consider health complications associated with various sizes, you will actually find a lesser number of problems involved with this size.
On that note, we're sure that you have an important question- what are these size 6 measurements that are so sought after? First, you need to understand that the standard measurements for this size differ from country to country, and sometimes even from one clothing store to another. For instance, you might find a huge difference in the ideal body measurements in the US, the UK, Australia, and other European countries.
All About Size 6 Measurements
♦ One of the most frequently asked questions is - "What is size 6?" Well, you will find out later in the article! If you are 5' 5" and above, it can be really hard for you to achieve and maintain a size 6. However, it is better than maintaining a size zero and looking like an anorexic!
♦ That is also the reason why many celebrities are opting for a size 6. Some of these celebrities include Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, Nicola Roberts, Katherine Heigl and many more.
♦ There is no uniform sizing system for measuring your size, since each manufacturer has his particular size chart. Talking about US size 6 measurements, we need to consider various size ranges like Misses, Miss Petite, Young Junior, etc. These measurements are derived through considering the overall body mass index of these women and the relative height from their busts to the waistline.
|Body Type||Bust||Waist||Hip||Back Waist
|Misses' sizes (5' 5" - 5' 6")||34.5" - 35"||26.5" - 27"||36.5" - 37"||15 ½|
|Miss Petite (5' 1"- 5' 3")||33.5" - 35"||26" - 26.5"||36.5" - 37"||14 ½|
|Young Junior (5' 1"- 5' 3")||28.5" - 29"||22.5" - 26"||31.5" - 32"||13 ½|
|Tall (5' 5" - 5' 9")||34.5" - 35"||26" - 26.5"||36.5" - 37"||16 ½|
♦ Size 6 measurements are equivalent to those of a medium size. Sometimes, size 6 to size 10 are also considered medium, but anything exceeding that is considered large and extra-large. However, if you are still not certain about your exact size then you can simply measure with a measuring tape.
♦ For the bust line, measure around the shoulder blade, over the fullest part of the breasts and by circling the shoulders from under the armpits with help of the measuring tape. For waist measurements, find and measure your natural waistline, and for hips, measure the fullest part of the hips. It is important to remember that there is a thin line of difference between the US, UK and the European measurements.
♦ To make it more simple, try UK size 8 if you are a perfect fit with the US size 6, and add 30 in your actual size range when you want to go with the European measurements. For instance, US size 6 measurements are 36 in Europe.
♦ As we said earlier, people still crave to get those perfect size 6 measurements, and they are worried about how to get there. There is no single official diet that you can follow in order to get it. Still, what you can do is to indulge in a healthy and balanced diet and a rigorous exercise routine.
Rather than getting exhausted with petty eating, you can eat small meal portions 5 - 6 times throughout the day. Most importantly, being happy and content with what you are is all that matters. In my opinion, tampering with your health just for a so-called perfect figure is just illogical.