Clothing sizes: Dressing up | The Economist.
This is so true. I have a lot of vintage clothes and most of them are a good 2-4 sizes smaller than the clothes I wear now. As a tiny girl, I often can’t even fit into modern clothing (especially not in German or North American sizing). Funny enough, it actually works in the opposite direction for bras. You’re likely to find yourself wearing a larger cup size than in the past!