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Victoria Beckham: My size 4 represents 'general public'

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.”

by Anonymousreply 6508/08/2012

That not a dress size, that's the circumference of her brain.

by Anonymousreply 103/30/2012

She resembles a small house.

by Anonymousreply 203/30/2012

She is more like a size 0 dress size and 00 jeans/pants. She does representthe general female celebrity population.

by Anonymousreply 303/30/2012

All that makeup can't hide malnutrition.

by Anonymousreply 403/30/2012

Actually, R3, she's smaller than the average celeb female, but either way, that's not what she said.

by Anonymousreply 503/30/2012

Bitch, please .... go have some bangers and mash.

by Anonymousreply 603/30/2012

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 Anonymousreply 703/30/2012

This is bound to upset the fats.

by Anonymousreply 803/30/2012

Go clean your wig, R8.

by Anonymousreply 903/30/2012

I don't understand the size thing. How does one number account for width and height?

by Anonymousreply 1003/30/2012

When I shop at TopShop, my only real dealing with UK sizes, a UK 4 equals a US 0.

by Anonymousreply 1103/30/2012

r9, explain your post. Are you fat?

by Anonymousreply 1203/30/2012

Not at all, R12. But your post at R8 betrays you.

by Anonymousreply 1303/30/2012

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 Anonymousreply 1403/30/2012

Why did you assume that, R12?

by Anonymousreply 1503/30/2012

I'm a 4/6.

by Anonymousreply 1603/30/2012

In other sizing conversions, A-list in UK = D-list in LA.

by Anonymousreply 1703/30/2012

She and Michelle Duggar went to the same school

by Anonymousreply 1803/30/2012

I bet her little butterball baby weighs more than her at this point.

by Anonymousreply 1903/30/2012

Leave her alone. She may be retarded, but she fought to make something of herself.

by Anonymousreply 2003/30/2012

Stupid chavette.

by Anonymousreply 2103/30/2012

Ha ha. And the average woman weighs 95 pounds - the average man? I guess 120?

by Anonymousreply 2203/30/2012

Why do people at DL defend fat?

by Anonymousreply 2303/30/2012

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 Anonymousreply 2403/30/2012

I don't think she is a $. As I said, I am a 4/6, 5'3" and 125.

by Anonymousreply 2503/30/2012

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 Anonymousreply 2603/30/2012

Can someone please answer r10? I don't understand it either.

by Anonymousreply 2703/30/2012

Answer for R10. Cool chart:

by Anonymousreply 2803/30/2012

I can't believe she's promoting obesity.

by Anonymousreply 2903/30/2012

She's fat.

by Anonymousreply 3003/30/2012

Her size represents Victoria Beckham. The only people who fit into her clothes are her and kids.

by Anonymousreply 3103/30/2012

r31 , I'm guessing you'd have a hard time fitting into a bus.

by Anonymousreply 3203/30/2012

She forgets her first managers remit to form a girl group that would appeal to trash. Dim bovine thing.

by Anonymousreply 3303/30/2012

Clearly it's been some time since she's been among the "general public"

by Anonymousreply 3403/30/2012

[quote]Victoria Beckham: My size 4 represents 'general public'

I used to think the same thing.

by Anonymousreply 3503/30/2012

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 Anonymousreply 3603/30/2012

She was Posh Spice, so right there she was the least relatable Spice Girl.

by Anonymousreply 3703/30/2012

Before and after

by Anonymousreply 3803/30/2012

Victoria was really cute before.

by Anonymousreply 3903/30/2012

She's even thinner now than she was in that "after" pic at R38.

by Anonymousreply 4003/30/2012

All her weight is now in her breast implants. Take them out and she's 25 lbs.

by Anonymousreply 4103/30/2012

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 Anonymousreply 4203/30/2012

LOL. WW for r17.

by Anonymousreply 4304/02/2012

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 Anonymousreply 4404/02/2012

There are negative sizes now.

by Anonymousreply 4504/02/2012

The objective for women is to disappear.

by Anonymousreply 4604/02/2012

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 Anonymousreply 4704/03/2012

Study showing that slightly overweight people live longer. ctual study is in the journal Obesity.

by Anonymousreply 4804/04/2012

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 Anonymousreply 4904/04/2012

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 Anonymousreply 5004/04/2012

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 Anonymousreply 5104/04/2012

Bland and whitebread and totally uninteresting with no style, but not ugly.

by Anonymousreply 5204/04/2012

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 Anonymousreply 5304/04/2012

She's ugly to me R52, I can't see it any other way, but I realize others feel differently.

by Anonymousreply 5404/04/2012

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 Anonymousreply 5504/04/2012

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 Anonymousreply 5604/04/2012

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 Anonymousreply 5704/05/2012

I can't stand that bitch and her "bloof" lips. She always has the same vapid expression on her face.

by Anonymousreply 5804/05/2012

I can't understand how she's been able to conceive? I thought anorexics experienced cessation of their menstrual cycles?

by Anonymousreply 5904/06/2012

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 Anonymousreply 6004/08/2012

If she's actually a size 4, that's pretty admirable. I always figured she's a size 0.

by Anonymousreply 6104/08/2012

R61, I agree.

by Anonymousreply 6204/08/2012

do not EVER let her grace the cover of US Vogue:

by Anonymousreply 6308/08/2012


by Anonymousreply 6408/08/2012

stick insect dipped in metal:

by Anonymousreply 6508/08/2012
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