The smallest size I ever got into as an adult was a size 7, but at that point, I was anorexic, which was not even a popular condition. (Not by choice: I preferred to feed my son...) It was LONG before “Twiggy” hit the scene, but it sure didn’t last long. I was much happier in a 12. Mostly because of my height and my “lungs.”
However, if you can get into the smallest size for your frame, then I think you should go for it!
I have no clue what I will be into by this time next month, but I’m hoping it’s a size smaller than what I am. I figure if I put it on slowly, I need to take it off slowly. I think the latter is much slower than the former...
The smallest size I can reach is pretty darn skeletal, once I train myself to reward myself with lower numbers on the scale. A size 4 is small enough - I’ll probably look younger if I put on 6 or 8 lbs.
68 here now. The byos are all out Scootering. Tom has been in bed since 8:00 a.m., after two nights out. It will probably take him all week to sort out his sleep schedule again.