Size deflation

Apparently a size 8 Ann Taylor skirt from 2000 is equivalent to a size 0 from the same store today.

What I find most amusing about this article though, besides the inevitable comparison to grade inflation, is the following quote:

''I tried on a size 0 skirt and it was too big," said Chao, a 30-year-old graduate student of molecular biology at Harvard University. ''To me, a size 0 is antimatter; it's something devoid of any physical reality."

Let's hope she never needs a medical PET scan.

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