When you read chick mags, you'll see that celebrities are dieting and sporting like mad to be size 0, zero. I always wonder how tiny they are in real life. I'm blessed of having high metabolism & small frame, so I'm rather thin. However, as thin as I might be, I still wear size 4 (for the top: 4 petite) in the USA. Let me rephrase that: I wear what it used to be size 4. Last month mom bought me a wonderful size 4 petite red dress in the USA, and I found it is a bit loose on the top, but it is ok around my hip. My other, older, size 4 dress are all fit well on top and around my hip. The same goes for my new size 0 petite(!) shirt which is rather big for me.
From both charts we could see that H&M is one of brands that has truer size compare to others. I guess it means I cant just ask my cousin to bring me certain clothing in the USA in size 4 anymore. Sigh.
How things are easier back then when size 4 IS size 4.
hat tip: new york times & Flowing data