000 Petite at Banana Republic

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Ok, so I admit I’ve joked around about being a non-existent size. I’ve been known to sarcastically proclaim myself a size -1…or a size 000. But to have it really be true? Honestly, Banana Republic, are you serious? But hey, if it fits…I’ll be first in line! Behold Banana Republic’s new size charts in the Petite Fit Guide: For tops: For Pants:

Some tops are already available in size XXS P, but no pants have been added to the website yet. This new size 000 P is also on the size chart for blazers and outerwear, dresses, and skirts. Stay tuned! If the introduction of size 00 to the fashion industry caused controversy about it’s association with unhealthily thin women, I wonder if this will ruffle some feathers as well.

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9 Comments

  • Reply December 14, 2008

    CynthiaC

    My problem is that Banana Republic totally vanity sizes. I should be a 0P or even a 2P at Banana, accordin to the chart. However, I generally wear 00P!

  • Reply December 14, 2008

    Alterations Needed

    You’re completely right, BR does vanity size. Along with most other chain and mid-range brands (JCrew, I’m looking at you!). My mom was the same size as me, and she wore sizes 2-4 just a few decades ago. However, I have to give BR credit for delving into petite sizes, and then making tiny ones at that. If BR wants to make clothes small enough to fit me and call them 000, I’m fine with that. It’s more than most clothing lines are doing.

  • Reply December 22, 2008

    PetiteAsianGirl

    Unbelievable, they should really just shift their current sizes! A while back, when the size first came out, I bought a 00p top and pair of martin dress pants which both fit like a glove. The top was even almost too snug! Last month, I ordered some 00p items online including the same exact cut martin pant, expecting the same fit, but they were horridly baggy in comparison. Please post if you start seeing 000p items online!

  • Reply December 23, 2008

    Alterations Needed

    Yeah, the fit of the pants have really gone downhill. I’ve given up on trying them on altogether after a few horribly ill-fitting attempts.

  • Reply November 19, 2009

    Wei

    It is not just BR that has been doing vanity size, the entire fashion industry has been doing that. 10 years ago kid's size 14 could fit me snugly, now I have to get kid's size 12 jeans. 10 years ago 0-2p fitted me just fine. I've recently tried 00p dress pants from both BR and Ann Taylor. They were all 1 inch too big. Can't wait to see 000p online at BR!

  • Reply May 26, 2011

    Wei

    It is not just BR that has been doing vanity size, the entire fashion industry has been doing that. 10 years ago kid's size 14 could fit me snugly, now I have to get kid's size 12 jeans. 10 years ago 0-2p fitted me just fine. I've recently tried 00p dress pants from both BR and Ann Taylor. They were all 1 inch too big. Can't wait to see 000p online at BR!

  • Reply May 26, 2011

    Alterations Needed

    You're completely right, BR does vanity size. Along with most other chain and mid-range brands (JCrew, I'm looking at you!). My mom was the same size as me, and she wore sizes 2-4 just a few decades ago.

    However, I have to give BR credit for delving into petite sizes, and then making tiny ones at that. If BR wants to make clothes small enough to fit me and call them 000, I'm fine with that. It's more than most clothing lines are doing.

  • Reply May 26, 2011

    Alterations Needed

    Yeah, the fit of the pants have really gone downhill. I've given up on trying them on altogether after a few horribly ill-fitting attempts.

  • Reply July 8, 2014

    J

    I don’t care what they want to call it, as long as it fits! I am so tired of wearing items that are too big and ill fitting or paying 2x as much as I did for the item to have it altered to suit me; that they can call it a mud hole for all I care, if it fits me well, I will be pleased as punch. Its all just labels in the end anyway and we need to learn to take that power away from the industry and be happy with who we are. We are all beautiful!!

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