Plus Sizes > Women's Plus Size Apparel
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.
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.
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 Plus-Sizes.us 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.
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