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View Poll Results: Do you appreciate and want to see more plus size models
I'm a woman and I would like to see more plus size models 57 37.01%
I'm a woman and I would like to see fewer plus size models 7 4.55%
I'm a woman and I don't care one way or another 27 17.53%
I'm a man and I would like to see more plus size models 29 18.83%
I'm a man and I would like to see fewer plus size models 21 13.64%
I'm a man and I don't care one way or another 13 8.44%
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Old 06-20-2014, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry NC/Randolph NJ/Cape Coral FL
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Since a plus size model is a size 8 to size whatever, I would like to see more plus size models.

I am a size 8 and I want to see what an outfit online would look like on myself. Some things look great on a 00 model and look terrible on me. Some things look great on a size 8 and look terrible on a size 00.

Wouldn't it be great if short women could actually see what an outfit looks on a petite model too?

You could click on your body type, general size maybe 6-10, and general height ( short,average,tall)

Then the clothes on the page would be modeled by someone closer to your size.
Good grief when did a size 8, 10 or even 12 become plus size???
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Old 06-20-2014, 10:08 AM
 
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Good grief when did a size 8, 10 or even 12 become plus size???
From poking around 14 seems to be the average but not a commonly sought after size. I would think that 8-12 is very common in the US for an average 30 yo.

Size 14 is average American woman's size, but not the average shopper's: Kim Crow | cleveland.com
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Old 06-20-2014, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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From poking around 14 seems to be the average but not a commonly sought after size. I would think that 8-12 is very common in the US for an average 30 yo.

Size 14 is average American woman's size, but not the average shopper's: Kim Crow | cleveland.com
That is so interesting! And explains perfectly why I can't find any clothing!

But as for the plus sized models? They are more likely to be proportioned more like me (read this as have boobs and hips) so it is way easier to figure out if something will work for my shape. The "regular" models tend to have long torsos and not be particularly busty or hippy, which definitely makes fit totally different if you are like me, busty with a short torso. Even dressing Kim Kardashian would be more helpful for me. She has a short torso too!
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Old 06-20-2014, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Old 06-20-2014, 01:59 PM
 
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That is so interesting! And explains perfectly why I can't find any clothing!

But as for the plus sized models? They are more likely to be proportioned more like me (read this as have boobs and hips) so it is way easier to figure out if something will work for my shape. The "regular" models tend to have long torsos and not be particularly busty or hippy, which definitely makes fit totally different if you are like me, busty with a short torso. Even dressing Kim Kardashian would be more helpful for me. She has a short torso too!
"have long torsos"
That may explain why they are often 5'9" or taller. Must be something the Camera likes. I always wonder who the people are that pick the models? Some of the women in the link in the OP don't seem to be very proportional. I would imagine they would have to wear a different size top and bottom?
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Old 06-20-2014, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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"have long torsos"
That may explain why they are often 5'9" or taller. Must be something the Camera likes. I always wonder who the people are that pick the models? Some of the women in the link in the OP don't seem to be very proportional. I would imagine they would have to wear a different size top and bottom?
Well the torso thing can happen at any height. You end up with long legs, proportionally if you are a short torso type. I am 5'4" but for me 31 inseam is ankle length! I have a tall friend with a long torso, and she also needs 32 inch inseam for "normal" length, and she is like 5 inches taller than me.

My mom is 5'7 and 31 inch inseams are dragging on the floor for her, lol! I can't wear petite pants ever. The legs are too long, but I can sometimes where petite tops, if it is meant to be short in sleeve length. The torso proportions are good for me.

As for the original ladies? They are a mixed bag. Some are bloggers not models. So they get to have different proportions.

As for the whole different sizes thing? That happens to me. I am a bit smaller on the top. In dresses I can go down a size or 2 compared to the pants.
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