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Old 10-06-2009, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, Az (unfortunately still here)
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Hello,

Well, I'm eating healthy again and I do workout too (at least 5 times a week). I'm a healthy size 9-10 (not a 7 anymore like I was when I wasn't eating healthy).

I was just wondering if size 10 is considered plus-size?

It doesn't matter to me. I love my curves and am healthy. I just love that magazines are now showing more plus-sized models.

Thanks,
Lina Jo H.

 
Old 10-06-2009, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Seriously?????????
 
Old 10-06-2009, 01:33 PM
 
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Well, considering the vanity sizing used today, a 10 is really like a 16 used to be.
 
Old 10-06-2009, 01:34 PM
 
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Seriously?????????

Well, I'm just curious, you know. This is the biggest I have ever gotten (I'm not complaining, I like my more curvy look). I'm just glad that I'm not anorexic anymore like I was 5-6 years ago, you know.
 
Old 10-06-2009, 01:51 PM
 
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Plus size is 14 and up. Plus size models are 12 and up.
 
Old 10-07-2009, 05:47 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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Well, considering the vanity sizing used today, a 10 is really like a 16 used to be.
I used to think that and then I tried my size 6s and 8s from high school (late 80s/early 90s). They all fit and are no tighter than a size 6 or 8 today. So at least in the last 15-20 years, I do not think a size 6 or 8 has changed.

And size 10 is not plus-sized. I would not even say 14 is plus-sized because a lot of the "boutique" fashion places like J. Crew and Banana Republic, who refuse to stock "plus" sizes, stock up to a 14 in their stores. J. Crew even goes up to a 16 online. To me a 16 is plus-sized, and when I used to be plus-sized myself I was well aware that a 14 in misses was not the same as a 14W in the plus-size section. The 14W is bigger.
 
Old 10-07-2009, 06:28 AM
 
Location: The Midst of Insanity
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I think 10 would be considered average.
 
Old 10-07-2009, 06:48 AM
 
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In the US, size 10 is average. Its considered L or XL in Europe or Japan. To be fair though, it also highly depends on your frame. I'm 5'2 and if I were ever a size 10 I'd practically roll down the street. Someone who's 5'8, however, could probably easily pull off a 10 or a 12.
 
Old 10-07-2009, 09:42 AM
 
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I think if you are a model a 10 would surely be plus size which is bizarre. Now in the real world a 10 as long as you aren't 4 food 2 inches isn't to bad
 
Old 10-07-2009, 09:46 AM
 
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I thought I read that the average american female wears a 14--so a 10 is not plus sized in that regard. Also no 'plus sized' stores carry a size 10.
I am my happiest at a 10--although I am in the 12 range now--at a 10 I find that I can still eat and not be starving to working out for more than an hour a day--.
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