So in the last 50 years or so, sizes have changed a bit. Displayed is a photo of my mother taken in the 1940's, maybe even 1930's. This is a modeling shot, and her claim to fame was that she was the perfect size 10. That's what the couturiers of the day used for their fit models. Today, I think you would agree, if you saw her, you would say she was a 2 or so. What's going on here? Size 10 used to be a badge of honor, now it double digit (bad) size. I don't get it!