And you thought you had it rough finding pants that fit you: In Spain, there is no standardization of clothing sizes! So the socialist health ministry has decided to create a nationwide system for sizing clothing. Spain's health minister says that the goal is to create "a realisable image of healthy beauty - neither Rubens women nor anorexic girls. It is our commitment that beauty and health go hand in hand." Yup, that would never happen here! [Independent]
I don't believe sizes are standard here either.... the standard sample dress form is a size 8... which is meaningless compared to the sizes sold in stores... its closer to what we'd call a 2 or 4. Anyway, it would be really nice if it was regulated so we wouldn't have the mental torture of worrying about what size we're going to have to shove our asses in this time when trying on clothes.