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EU size guidelines threat to perfect 10.

WOMEN'S size 14 clothes vary by several centimetres in different high street chains, a consumer group found.

A Dorothy Perkins size 14 bust measurement is 97cm compared to 93cm at Marks & Spencer, according to Which? magazine.

Waist measurements vary from 76cm at high street chains Next and M&S to 77cm at Tesco and 78cm at Dorothy Perkins.

But the current system for UK women's clothes sizes could become a thing of the past, according to Which?

The consumer group says new EU guidelines could mean bust, waist, hip and height measurements replacing traditional labels.

Frank Moore, who chairs the team at the European Committee for Standardisation which has proposed the new measurements, told Which? magazine: "It could be the end of the size 10. It will take some time but will mean better sizing for consumers."
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Date:Jul 5, 2007
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