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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%
Voters: 154. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-05-2014, 08:26 PM
 
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WHich is insane because Lane Bryant doesn't sell that size.
Right!?...I was thinking this too. If a model is size 6 or 8, she is potentially (more like "probably") a plus size model. If she is a 10+, she is definitely plus size. Yet plus sizes typically start at..14 or so, I think. Huh. I love clothing and fashion but the whole industry is frackin' INSANE.
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Old 06-05-2014, 10:25 PM
 
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Plus size within the fashion industry ranges depending on the agency and fashion designer. As someone who briefly got into plus size modeling in my teens, when I was a size 10, I fully welcome varying sizes being represented. Back then the plus size modeling industry was in its infancy, and the desired size was actually 12-14+. I was asked by an agency in Chicago if I would be open to putting on some weight to bump me to a size 12, so I could be a "true" plus size.

Nowadays, a size 10 (US) is plus size within the modeling/fashion industry, but your average clothing store starts their "plus size" at 12 or 14.
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Old 06-05-2014, 10:41 PM
 
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I put I didn't care, one because I don't even know what plus size is anymore - and, what the media and magazines considers plus size, isn't really plus size to most of us normal people anyway.

Also, when buying clothes I try everything on, so I don't care what it looks like on a model or mannequin. Most clothes, aren't on anything but a shelf. I also do not look at models and magazines to determine what clothes to buy, I go to the store to make decisions. Not Vogue or Cosmo.
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Old 06-05-2014, 11:04 PM
 
Location: La lune et les étoiles
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I am just tired of the CONSTANT scrutiny of women's bodies. Tis all.
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Old 06-05-2014, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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I think there should be models out there for everyone.
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Old 06-06-2014, 02:07 AM
 
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I don't see that making having a weight problem popular, is doing anyone a service.
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Old 06-06-2014, 06:06 AM
 
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Yeah, sure. Since they are mostly 160lb size 12 women anyway, which is pretty average. It is true that they are more pleasingly proportionate and toned than average, but after all they are models!

300lbs? Very rare in modeling anyway. I don't think that is even a real concern.
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:26 AM
 
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I don't care. Although I think normal sized models are infinitely more attractive than plus sized, I don't look to them to see how clothing would look on me. If anything, it would be nice to see more models who have a muscular, athletic build.
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Old 06-06-2014, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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I think there should be more average size models....girls that aren't overweight, but aren't super skinny with a two-inch thigh gap. Overweight models are sending the message that it's okay to eat whatever and the anorexic models are sending the message that you need to starve yourself to look good. Average = do what's best for you.
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Old 06-06-2014, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I didn't vote. I kind of don't care one way or another whether or not there are more plus sized models. I suppose there should be.

What I care about is like what another poster spoke of, models who are my size, or even mannequins who are the appropriate size.
That would be nice, or even better descriptions/measurements for online shopping. I was looking for a dress for a wedding, and many websites would just say that the dress was "knee-length." On whom? On the picture of the willowy model the dress would be several inches above the knee, but I'm 5'3". Barring showing the dress on a short person like myself, they could at least say that the dress is 35" from neckline to hem or something.
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