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Old 04-14-2009, 09:36 AM
 
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What is considered plus-size?
Size 14 and above?
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:46 AM
 
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Anything over 14 - like 16 or 1X.
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:48 AM
 
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Real world 14 and up. Modeling world I believe it's an 8?

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What is considered plus-size?
Size 14 and above?

Last edited by Bjones1976; 04-14-2009 at 10:50 AM.. Reason: grammer
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:48 AM
 
Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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no, I think it's when you get into clothes which are actually cut differently - the 1x, 2x, 3x and "W" sizes, which start at around 14W.
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Old 04-15-2009, 06:54 AM
 
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Depends on who you are asking. Some offer their "regular" clothing line up to a size 18. Some stop at 14. Even the 1x, 2x thing varies for most every line. Some will list an XL as being roughly a size 12, but other will list an XL as being compatible with a size 16-18, or an 18-20.

I think most plus size versions/departments begin at 18 or 20 (example-JCPenny catalog... most everything is offered in sizes up to 18, but then "extended sizes" are anything 20 and above).
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Old 04-15-2009, 07:33 AM
 
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Plus size is 14W and up. Actually a Misses 18 is about the same as a 16W. They are cut for a curvier body type.
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Old 04-15-2009, 08:24 AM
 
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The best thing to do would be to research plus size stores and see what sizes they offer. A store that specializes in plus sizes may and a store that goes up to certain sizes they consider plus (ie Walmart, Kmart, JCP) may differ slightly.

Something else to look for? The advertising.

How are they marketed? Does the company use the woman with an abundance of curves for their plus wear or women who's only curves are in her bra?

Plus Size Best Sellers at Jessica London.com (http://www.jessicalondon.com/Plus-Size-Best-Sellers.aspx?DeptId=18474&Page=1&12PerPage=true&af filiate_id=020&affiliate_location_id=02&WT.srch=1& mid=g0000633 - broken link)

Torrid.com - Plus sizes in exciting, cutting-edge apparel and accessories for young women sizes 12-26

Avenue - Women's Plus Size Clothing Jeans Dresses Lingerie Swimwear in sizes 14-32

JCPenney: Women's Plus Size Clothing, Plus Size Tops, Plus Size Pants (http://www.jcpenney.com/products/Cg10124.jsp - broken link)





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What is considered plus-size?
Size 14 and above?
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Old 04-18-2009, 05:19 PM
 
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Real world 14 and up. Modeling world I believe it's an 8?
Sadly you'd be considered a moose in modeling at a size 6....you'd be chunky at 4.
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Old 04-18-2009, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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I'm big on top with a narrow waist, so unfortunately none of the plus-sized clothes with a W (like 16W) fit me right at all.

I need tops that are less wide, but longer. So hard to find. Those 16W and 18W are several inches too wide and hang strangely on me.

Still I figure I'm plus-sized since I wear a 14 pant.
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Old 04-18-2009, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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Maybe it's me, but in all the decades (I'm 50), clothes are cut much smaller than they used to be. A 7 used to be considered the perfect size and was also considered thinner. Now, you have to be a 2 or a 4 to be in that category.
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