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J.Crew 000 Size

Has J.Crew Gone Too Far With the 000?

Plenty of well-known brands have a penchant for vanity sizing, a widespread marketing tactic used when retailers sell a larger size with a smaller label, but the Internet erupted yesterday when J.Crew unveiled its new 000 size — the equivalent of an XXXS, fit for a 23-inch waist.

A J.Crew spokeswoman told "We are simply addressing the demand coming from Asia for smaller sizes than what we had carried. Our sizes typically run big and the Asia market tends to run small . . . Also to note, J.Crew's sizes run across the board to try and accommodate as many customers as possible . . . We run up to size 16, we carry petites and talls, and our shoe sizes run from 5-12. [It's] all based on customer demand."

While J.Crew says it's simply fulfilling a need for its customers, it's not helping an issue that plagues plenty of women when they head out shopping; it sometimes feels like you have to grab every pair of pants in a store to figure what size will actually fit. To put it in perspective, consider that J.Crew's new size 000 is considered a size two at popular online retailer ASOS.

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christinaorso christinaorso 3 years

This is fine. At 5'2 and 110 pounds, their size 00 is often to big for me, and I consider myself to be a very normal and healthy height/weight. It's can be just as frustrating for petite women to find well fitting clothes. :)

AHeredia AHeredia 3 years

I wonder how they fit because Aeropostale's size 000 is just like a regular 0 and their actual size 0 is more like a size 3.

mndwikk mndwikk 3 years

I have a friend who is naturally thin and averages a weight of 95 at age 23. Keep in mind, she has tried to gain weight and eat more but her weight does not budge. Often a size 00 jean is still too big for her. It's hard for her to find pants that fit because she is about 5'6" so she needs a longer pant.

streamsofglitter streamsofglitter 3 years

I think this sizing is totally fine. Lots of people from Asia are really small. They should be able to have fashion tailored to their size as well!

Nixifer Nixifer 3 years

I've been wondering if anyone would come out with this size. I'm the tiniest person I know, at 4'11, with pretty straight hips, and unfortunately 00s are often too big in the waist for me. Even the pant legs on "petite" and "short" pants are to long for me.
I don't want to go back wearing children's clothes because they tend to fit strangely, and altering gets expensive. I'm hoping I'll actually be able to wear these, because I've been limited to Express for about the last three years (since I ditched children's Levi's) and they're roomy in the waist.

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