In rather alarming news fresh out of celebrity land, apparently size 000 isn’t just for teeny-tiny newborns any more.
Just when we thought the ‘size 00’ phenomenon of the early-to-mid noughties was officially a thing of the past, a report by Grazia UK this week has suggested that many Hollywood women are aiming to add a third zero to the tags on their already slender designer gowns.
Yep, size 000 has arrived.
“Right now it’s in to be thin in Hollywood,” an LA-based insider tells the magazine. “It’s a cut-throat industry and it’s no secret that stars can make headlines out of being scarily skinny.”
These days, one look at the popularity of ‘curvier’ celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, Christina Hendricks and Kate Upton would suggest the industry has moved away from the super-slim silhouette and spindly limbs popularised by women like Kate Bosworth, Nicole Ritchie and Mischa Barton circa 2005.
But the source says that’s not really the case on the inside.
“It’s not about size zero any more. These days, double-zero sizes don’t cut it either. Size triple zero is the number-one goal here.”
Considering the US size 0 roughly equates to an Australian size six, we’re talking about some seriously tiny proportions here. According to Grazia, to achieve a 000 size tag a woman’s waist needs to measure just 23 inches around. That’s the kind of waistband size you tend to find on skirts marketed to 8-year-old girls.
Of course, small frames come naturally for some people. But when women whose bodies aren’t naturally that small are reportedly taking extreme measures to get there, it’s nothing short of scary.