so at the shoppe, there's a brand for the more significant figure called nicola waite. i suppose the brand name itself compensates for my blatant euphemism. net effect = 0. never mind.
the sizing of this brand works rather strangely. a size 1 corresponds to a size 16; size 2 corresponds to a size 18 and so on. a size 6 corresponds to a whopping size 26.
a lady came into the shoppe and requested some assistance in finding an outfit for a wedding she was attending. not part of the bridal party. just a guest. i was curious. i asked her what her size was.
"i'm a size 6......... in nicola waite."