Fortunately, our society is working towards a positive view of body size and overall health. But if you’re shopping for clothing or undergarments you need to know what size you are in any given store. Certain sizes and measurements qualify for plus size labelling and these are helpful to know when you are shopping for attire to fit you. This brings up a lot of questions from women about their size and where to shop. After all, certain stores do not carry an adequate selection for all sizes.
For instance, is size 12 technically plus-sized? The answer to this question is no. A woman who is a size 12 would not be considered plus-sized because plus sizes do not start until size 14, according to standard US clothing lines. This can also be translated into sizes 1X-6X. If needed, these can be extended in 7X and up.
This, of course, prompts many people to want to find out who has the best plus size clothing. Thankfully, many retail stores carry larger sizes, and many specialized plus-sized stores also exist. Old Navy, Anthropologie, and Nordstrom carry beautiful, feminine pieces that duplicate their other merchandise.
When it comes stores made specifically for those awesome curves, Loft Plus, Asos Curve, and H&M plus all carry attractive fashion pieces that can be purchased online. As a nice bonus, Old Navy also has a virtual inventory.
Sizing can be difficult, however, if a store does not carry a “plus-size” line. For example, a woman who wears a 14 in most of her clothes might only know her weight, and not how to convert it to a technical size. This is necessary if she is to order her clothes online successfully, without trying them on. Typically, a size 14 woman weighs an average of 190 pounds, but of course, this can vary, depending on the individual.
Let us imagine you a 150-pound female. A lot of women and girls in America fall into this range. What size you are at this weight will depend mainly on how tall you are. For instance, if you are 5 feet 8 inches, you will be quite thin. But if you are 5 feet 4 inches you BMI will be quite high. If you are an average height of 5″ 6′, then your sizing would fall between a 10-12, or an L(large) in dresses and blouses.
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