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Reality Check: The numbers that every woman should know...

Posted on 30 May 2016

The truth is the 'average' women is 'Plus Size': not the pre-pubescent or photo-shopped  thin..
We are shorter, wider and heavier than magazines, television and industry wants us to believe and portray us...
This becomes even more true as we age...the truth is just what we all know... as we age... our weight goes up ...our waists inch out...these are facts born out by the numbers... so why do fashion magazine persist in portraying women with pictures of pre-pubescent girls ?
Australian Women by Age Group

Age Range

25–34

35–44

45–54

55–64

65–74

Average waist (cm)

82.0

87.5

91.0

92.0

95.0

Average Height

(cm / ft inch)

163.7 /

5' 4"

163.1 /

5' 4"

162.4 /

5' 4"

160.4 /

5' 3"

159.4 /

5' 3"

Average Weight (kg)

65

68.4

71.5

71

71

British Women by Age Group

Age Range

25–34

35–44

45–54

55–64

65–74

Average Waist (cm)

81 / 31.9

87 / 34.3

90 / 35.4

92 / 36.2

94 / 37.0

Average Weight (kg)

70.1

72.5

73.1

72.9

72

Average Height

(cm / ft inch)

163.8 /

5' 4"

163.3 /

5' 4"

162.8 /

5' 4"

160.9 /

5' 3"

159.5 /

5' 3"

American Women by Age Group

Age Range

20-29

30-39

40-49

50-59

60-69

70-79

Average Waist

(cm / inch)

90.2 /

35.5

93.8 /

36.8

94.6 /

37.2

97.5 / 38.4

99.9 /

39.3

99.8 / 39.3

Average Weight (kg)

73.4

76.7

76.2

77.1

77.4

74.8

Average Height

(cm / ft inch)

163.1 /

5' 4"

163.4 /

5' 4"

163.1 /

5' 4"

162.2 /

5' 3.8"

161.6 /

5' 3"

159.1 /

5' 3"

 Coral & Co Dress Size by Age Group

Age Range

25–34

35–44

45–54

55–64

65–74

 

Australia

12

14

14/16

14/16

16/18

 

United Kingdom

14

16

16/18

16/18

18/20

 

Age Range

20-29

30-39

40-49

50-59

60-69

70-79

USA

US12/14

US14

US14

US14/16

US16

US16

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