The Average-Sized Woman

Having had the opportunity to try on several pairs of jeans lately, and being reminded of how frustrating that activity usually is, I have made a definitive sketch of what most clothing designers seem to believe the dimensions of the average woman are:

Now personally, I’ve never seen a woman who looks like this, whether in real life or on the catwalks, but apparently, they are legion.

In reality, my figure looks more like this:



  1. Does this post spring from our recent Beach Baring avec photoature?


    1. Elizabeth

      Ha! No, predated. Bathing suits are an entirely different kettle of fish.


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