Now I am a typical male who knows just about nothing when it comes to fashion, specifically what women choose to wear. However I have to admit that when the fashion industry starts producing and promoting clothes for women with 23Ã‚Â½-inch waists, it’s a cause for concern, no? Is anorexia a fad now? I thought it was supposed to be a disease?
If you remember the days before there was a size zero, you might have to brace yourself for some unsettling fashion news: there is now a size smaller than nil. A negative size if you will. Next fall, designer Nicole Miller will introduce something tentatively called the “subzero” for women with 23Ã‚Â½-inch waists and 35-inch hips. And this spring, Banana Republic began offering an equally tiny “00” on its Web site.
If you’re having trouble picturing a minus-size woman, think of the waifish Spice Girl turned soccer wife Victoria Beckham who is reputed to be small enough to fit into a subzero. One newspaper compared her waist to the circumference of a soccer ball, but it might be even tinier than thatÃ¢??23 1/2 inches is closer to the size of the smaller soccer balls recommended for kids. [source]