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The New 00 Size For Super-Waifs


Teeny-tiny 00 sizes are big news in fashion right now. The US size 00 - for those with whippet-thin waists of 23 inches and under - hit headlines recently when it was introduced by the likes of American label Abercrombie & Fitch. Based on conventional sizing standards, this is equal to a UK size 2, and an internationally-recognised XXS. That's extra, extra small.

Imagine stick-insect like celebrities such as Victoria Beckham and Calista Flockhart, and you've got the skinny on the new silhouettes. This number goes one step further than the previous ultimate in nothingness: the US size 0. Some fashion-followers have wondered if the latest X-treme size would put the squeeze on fat-phobic females to downsize even further.

How Do You Size Up?

Waistline (in inches) 23 24 25 26 27 28 29-30 31-32 33-34
Western equivalent XXS XS S M L XL XXL XXXL XXXL
US 00 0/1 2 4 6/8 8/10 12 14 16
UK 2 4 6 8 10/12 12/14 16 18 20
France 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48
Italy 32 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 N/A
Asian Equivalent N/A N/A S S/M M M/L L N/A N/A
 

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