Today, for the first time in my adult life, I am wearing a pair of Levi's. Before this they had always been either Lane Bryant or some horrible brand like "St. John's Bay" (which had elastic in the waist band :( ). So, there's a non-scale victory as I struggle to find ANY scale victory. Size 16 misses Levi's jeans.
It's slightly possible a size 14 would work, but I'll have to see how these wash up first.