According to the fashion designer and former Spice Girl, her dress size (U.K. size 6/U.S. size 2-4) represents that of the “general public.”
Victoria Beckham: My size 4 represents 'general public'
|by Anonymous||reply 65||08/08/2012|
That not a dress size, that's the circumference of her brain.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||03/30/2012|
She resembles a small house.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||03/30/2012|
She is more like a size 0 dress size and 00 jeans/pants. She does representthe general female celebrity population.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||03/30/2012|
All that makeup can't hide malnutrition.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||03/30/2012|
Actually, R3, she's smaller than the average celeb female, but either way, that's not what she said.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||03/30/2012|
Bitch, please .... go have some bangers and mash.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||03/30/2012|
I think those sizes aren't taking US vanity sizing into account. Traditionally UK sizes were always one size bigger than the US (so a UK6 equals a US4) and then that changed to being two sizes different (so UK6=US2). However with the rise of insane vanity sizing over the past few years, there is no longer any real correlation between the sizes in the two countries. A 6 is generally the smallest size you can buy in the UK. A handful of stores sell size 4s, but size 0 or 00s do not really exist here. At least not in mainstream shops. She does appear to be a UK 6.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||03/30/2012|
This is bound to upset the fats.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||03/30/2012|
Go clean your wig, R8.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||03/30/2012|
I don't understand the size thing. How does one number account for width and height?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||03/30/2012|
When I shop at TopShop, my only real dealing with UK sizes, a UK 4 equals a US 0.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||03/30/2012|
r9, explain your post. Are you fat?
|by Anonymous||reply 12||03/30/2012|
Not at all, R12. But your post at R8 betrays you.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||03/30/2012|
I'm r12, not r8, so again, could you explain what you're talking about? I assumed you thought someone called you fat or something.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||03/30/2012|
Why did you assume that, R12?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||03/30/2012|
I'm a 4/6.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||03/30/2012|
In other sizing conversions, A-list in UK = D-list in LA.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||03/30/2012|
She and Michelle Duggar went to the same school
|by Anonymous||reply 18||03/30/2012|
I bet her little butterball baby weighs more than her at this point.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||03/30/2012|
Leave her alone. She may be retarded, but she fought to make something of herself.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||03/30/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 21||03/30/2012|
Ha ha. And the average woman weighs 95 pounds - the average man? I guess 120?
|by Anonymous||reply 22||03/30/2012|
Why do people at DL defend fat?
|by Anonymous||reply 23||03/30/2012|
They're not, but what she's saying is we should all be 20 pounds underweight, and for most, that requires being anorexic or bulimic.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||03/30/2012|
I don't think she is a $. As I said, I am a 4/6, 5'3" and 125.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||03/30/2012|
The very fact that you're declaring certain sizes to be "20 pounds underweight" and using words like "anorexic or bulimic" shows that you're not being objective. You're trying to slant things in favor of those who may resent that they can't fit into lower sizes.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||03/30/2012|
Can someone please answer r10? I don't understand it either.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||03/30/2012|
Answer for R10. Cool chart:
|by Anonymous||reply 28||03/30/2012|
I can't believe she's promoting obesity.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||03/30/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 30||03/30/2012|
Her size represents Victoria Beckham. The only people who fit into her clothes are her and kids.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||03/30/2012|
r31 , I'm guessing you'd have a hard time fitting into a bus.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||03/30/2012|
She forgets her first managers remit to form a girl group that would appeal to trash. Dim bovine thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||03/30/2012|
Clearly it's been some time since she's been among the "general public"
|by Anonymous||reply 34||03/30/2012|
[quote]Victoria Beckham: My size 4 represents 'general public'
I used to think the same thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||03/30/2012|
Look up pictures of Vicky B before the Spice Girls. She had a little chub on her! Then she started to whittle herself down, especially after she hooked up with David.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||03/30/2012|
She was Posh Spice, so right there she was the least relatable Spice Girl.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||03/30/2012|
Before and after
|by Anonymous||reply 38||03/30/2012|
Victoria was really cute before.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||03/30/2012|
She's even thinner now than she was in that "after" pic at R38.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||03/30/2012|
All her weight is now in her breast implants. Take them out and she's 25 lbs.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||03/30/2012|
Some now use the "body mass index" to define obese (more than 30), overweight (25 to 29), normal (20 to 24), and underweight (less than 20). Oh and there's "morbidly obese" (over 35.)
Studies are coming in now that "overweight" people live longer than "normal" and a lot longer than "underweight" (even when factoring in that some underweight people have cancer or AIDS or some other life-threatening disease which is causing their weight loss.)
People's opinion of how much fat a person has on them is basically just fashion. Morbidly obese has a bad prognosis. Even plain old "obese" is not much worse than "normal" (which again, is worse than "overweight.")
How much fat we like to see one someone is "fashion." Survival is the goal of evolution, and hell, we're all gonna lose our looks anyway, even if you're slender. I'll go with living longer (and healthier) any day over looks, especially past 50.
The theory is that the extra weight gives you a "cushion" in more ways than one - when you become ill with flu or pneumonia or whatever, having fat stores is valuable in surviving the crisis.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||03/30/2012|
LOL. WW for r17.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||04/02/2012|
Why hasn't someone come up with negative sizing chart yet? We want to go from wearing size 00 to -8 or - 10. Or better yet, -16
|by Anonymous||reply 44||04/02/2012|
There are negative sizes now.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||04/02/2012|
The objective for women is to disappear.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||04/02/2012|
Please post links to studies in peer-reviewed journal that show that overweight people live longer, r42, because in 14 years as a biologist I've never heard such a thing. Unless you are referring to the infamous Canadian study published in the journal Obesity which really got massively misinterpreted.
No half decent scientists would ever say that any one factor increases or decreases human life expectancy (not counting specific issues like smoking causing death from lung cancer) because there are infinite variables, both genetically and in terms of environment, and it's impossible to isolate in order to study.
There is actually a popular trend that says the opposite - there have been (proper, peer-reviewed journal) studies done on mice and rats that show that living on a severely calorie restricted diet and maintaining a low BMI dramatically increases life expectancy. Of course with mice and rats it's easy to study because you can standardize other variables, which you can't do in humans. It's impossible to test in humans but there are many people and people within the scientific community who do believe that this increases human life expectancy too. I personally am skeptical and think that many of the people within that movement (not referring to scientists but normal people who chose to live that lifestyle) are nuts. But the point is there is real science behind it, which there just isn't for the claim that overweight people live longer.
Being skinny might be a fashion thing, and the question of where the line is drawn between "normal" and "overweight" certainly is more cultural than biological (the BMI system is very flawed). But being very overweight or obsese is unquestionably a medical issue - obesity is a major killer and causes all kinds of serious medical issues, not to mention complicating other medical issues, surgery, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||04/03/2012|
Study showing that slightly overweight people live longer. ctual study is in the journal Obesity.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||04/04/2012|
That study hrefers only to those who are "slightly" overweight (it states that obese and very obese people die sooner than people of 'normal' weight).
Anyway correlation does not equal causation. No decent scientist would ever claim that any single factor increases or decreases human life expectancy because there are too many variables to be able to study. It's likely that people who are of normal weight/slightly overweight have access to better healthcare and healthier lifestyles overall, than obese or very underweight people.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||04/04/2012|
You said "Please post links to studies in peer-reviewed journal that show that overweight people live longer," and went on a little tirade. Yes, correlation does not equal causation, but you cannot say that being somewhat overweight has been shown to be detrimental to your health. In fact, a few extra pounds may be good for you.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||04/04/2012|
She is SO ugly, I am baffled why anyone thinks she's a beauty, she's barely plain and being skinny doesn't help her appearance.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||04/04/2012|
Bland and whitebread and totally uninteresting with no style, but not ugly.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||04/04/2012|
It's not a "tirade" to point out that obesity is not healthy - that could equally describe the poster who has in multiple threads been screaming about "BMI Nazis" and that people's opinions about obesity/morbid obesity and how much people should weigh are just fashion.
Obesity is a serious medical condition. It is dangerous and unhealthy. One single social science report showing that out of one group of people, those who were "slightly overweight" (not obese) tended to live longer (which does not prove correlation or take into account the million other potential factors) -- especially when there are so many biological scientific studies showing that living on a reduced calorie diet increases life expectancy - is not a very convincing argument.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||04/04/2012|
She's ugly to me R52, I can't see it any other way, but I realize others feel differently.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||04/04/2012|
There's a big difference between being a few pounds overweight, and being obese. The poster getting all huffy about body Nazism and fat hysteria was talking about obesity. Not fit and healthy people who are a few pounds over what some chart says is their ideal BMI.
Posh is still a twat living in cloud cuckoo land though.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||04/04/2012|
R54, I was in the wrong thread - I was actually referring to Samantha "don't hate me because I'm beautiful" Brick. VB just looks malnourished and tries to hide it with makeup.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||04/04/2012|
R53, I agree that obesity is not healthy, but that's not what the original question was about. You in R47 said, "Please post links to studies in peer-reviewed journal that show that overweight people live longer," I showed you a study.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||04/05/2012|
I can't stand that bitch and her "bloof" lips. She always has the same vapid expression on her face.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||04/05/2012|
I can't understand how she's been able to conceive? I thought anorexics experienced cessation of their menstrual cycles?
|by Anonymous||reply 59||04/06/2012|
She's gay men's ideal of the perfect body. If they had this much power back in the day, Marilyn Monroe would have been laughed out of Hollywood.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||04/08/2012|
If she's actually a size 4, that's pretty admirable. I always figured she's a size 0.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||04/08/2012|
R61, I agree.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||04/08/2012|
do not EVER let her grace the cover of US Vogue:
|by Anonymous||reply 63||08/08/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 64||08/08/2012|
stick insect dipped in metal:
|by Anonymous||reply 65||08/08/2012|