Size 8 Weight Chart -How Much
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March 13, 2010, last updated November 23, 2014
By Susan M. Callahan, Health Editor and Katrina Devine,
Contributing Columnist

[Health and fitness articles are reviewed by our team of
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Most of us have a memory tucked away of how we looked
when we were our "perfect size". Shopping was a joy. Every
dress fit.  For millions of American women, that "perfect
size" is a size 8 or 6. We've covered the
weight charts for
size 6, and in this article, we do the same for a size 8.

Problem is, most American women are much laeger than a
size 8. In fact, according to Centers for Disease Control, the
average American women is 5'4" and weighs about 162
pounds, which puts us closer to a size 14 ---or worse.

But, even if you've climbed a notch or two higher on the size
charts than you expected, we’ve got the information to help
you reclaim your
ideal size again.

What Is a Size 8?

First, you need to know the statistics to aim for. According to
the Official U.S Misses chart,  a size 8 is a "medium size". The
standard measurements for a size 8 are bust, 35.5”-36”,
waist, 27.5”-28”, and  hips, 37.5” -38.5”.

A US size 8 is the equivalent of a UK size 14. The British
Standard 3666 from 1982 says that a UK size 14 should be
bust, 35” -37”, waist, 27”-29”, and hips, 37”-39”.  

In fact, a "size 8" isn't what it used to be. Over the years,
what makes a woman a size 8 has grown, a phenomenum
known as vanity sizing.  The problem is that we are all
getting larger, especially in our
waist sizes. Manufactureres
have caught on the fact that women are more likely to buy a
dress that they fit in if the label says it is a smaller size.  
Many of the smaller sizes in today's stores would have been
considered plus sizes in the 1950's.  A size 8  today would
have been a size 14 or larger in the 1950's.

Many famous women are size 8.
 America Ferrea of Ugly
Betty
fame is a gorgeous size 8 as is British Oscar winner
Kate Winslet. So if the camera adds 10 pounds imagine how
good you’ll look walking into your next party in a size 8.


Men Prefer a Larger Size?


The News of the World newspaper completed research in
2008 which questioned both men and women on what they
thought of women’s bodies. Big surprise.  Women have a far
more negative veiw of our bodies than men do. Men are far
more accepting. Hard as it may be to believe, most men
surveyed
prefer women to be around a size 10.


That’s great news, sure, but why aren’t most women happy
with that? Well, the answer might lie with other women. Or,
perhaps the blame belongs to those magazine covers with
the pictures of impossibly-thin models.

Size 8 Measurements

But if you’ve decided that a size 10 just isn’t good enough,
just  how much weight do you have to lose to get into a size
8 these days? The good news is that size 8 is achievable for
most frame sizes. It includes those women with hips that are
a bit shapelier.

Try to aim for the measurements; bust: 35.5”, waist: 27.5”
and hips: 37.5”. If you reach these goals you’ll have all
those men coveting those curves and women jealous when
hear that that perfect dress is a size 8.

[Note:  US size 8 is equivalent to UK and Australian size 12
and European size 40].


Here is a chart of the weight you should aim for to get into a
size 8, for women of different heights, if you have a medium
frame.  We have used the average weights for women at the
different heights to determine who much weight you have to
lose to be a size 8:





























































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Height
Size 8 Weight
Your Current
Weight

Based on
average
weight of
American
women with a
BMI of 28
How Much You
Have to Lose
to Get to Size 8
5'2"
125
153
28
5'3"
129
158
29
5'4"
135
162
27
5'5"
140
168
28
5'6"
145
173
28
5'7"
150
178
28
5'8"
155
184
29
Women who are a size 8 look
average to medium, neither fat nor
noticeably skinny.

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