Today, I bought a size 12 dress.
I needed something new for the pharm. conference since the navy size 16 was a bit loose.
I took a 16 and a 14 into the changing room with me. It's got a bit of stretch to it. I tried on the 14 first, and thought it fit pretty well, but I could still grab a little bit of fabric at the waist. I thought... perhaps a 12?? SUCH HUBRIS! YOU WOULD NEVER FIT INTO A 12, FATTY!
Well, the fabric has a bit of stretch to it and the 12 feels great! I just need a shaper underneath to smooth the bumps out a little bit and prevent panty lines. 12 it is!
(Incidentally, I recalled a pile of formal gowns still in my closet, inherited from Makoto who inherited most of them from someone else. I pulled them out to check the sizes for shits& giggles. size 8? Maybe next year :P Certainly not right now! )