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plus size clothing Standard female clothing sizes are proportioned for Petite, Junior, Misses, and Women's figure types, based primarily on height, bust size, waist size, hip size, and back waist length measurements.  Plus sizes are proportioned for fuller figures, and are often considered to include Women's sizes 14W or larger and Women's Petite sizes 14WP or larger.  Plus-size clothing may also be labeled XL-XXXL.  The style and cut of plus size clothing is designed specifically to enhance the appearance of the full figured woman.  This clothing is usually available in its own department; however the number of stores dedicated solely to plus-size clothing is on the rise.

In the past, it was a difficult task to find stylish plus-size clothing, but more recently, manufacturers have begun to take notice of the need for current trends in this arena.  More than 60% of American women and teens are considered plus-sized, making this an important market segment.

size xxl Most plus-sized clothing is designed with the adult woman in mind, but teenagers want to be able to wear many of the same styles and trends as their smaller peers without having to shop in the women's section.  In response, stores that have traditionally hosted a separate department for plus-size clothing have now begun adding plus sizes to their junior's departments so that plus-size teenagers can dress their own age and feel stylish.  Also of note is that several chain stores designed with the plus-size teenager in mind have cropped up over the last few years.  These feature not only current clothing styles, but shoes, jewelry, and accessories to complete every outfit.

plus sized woman with cocker spaniel In addition to separate departments or stores that specialize in plus-sized clothing, online shopping has also opened up a world of possibilities for plus-size women and teens that may have trouble finding what they are looking for in stores.

On you will find an extensive selection of plus size apparel and fashions for women.  Be sure to measure your height, bust, waist and hip sizes and check retailer size charts before ordering garments online.  If you are searching for designer fashions or prom dresses, you may wish to visit this women's dress website as well.

Women's Plus Size Fashions

  • Hanes - Extended Sizes
    Offers plus size apparel and lingerie in sizes 14W to 40W.
  • Always For Me
    Shop for plus size lingerie, work out clothing, and swimwear by designer or by style.
  • Kiyonna
    Features feminine and sexy plus sized dresses and separates.
  • Jessica London
    Classic career looks and elegant casual fashions in plus sizes 14W to 34W.
  • Lane Bryant
    Shop for fashionable plus-size apparel and accessories.
  • Myles Ahead
    Browse plus size clothing and super size clothing selections for women.
  • Big On Batik
    Offers plus size apparel and plus size fashions for women.
  • Making It Big
    Features natural fiber clothing for large and supersize women.

Women's Maternity Fashions

  • Motherhood Maternity
    Shop online for a good selection of plus size maternity clothing.

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