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    Quote Originally Posted by tastychicken View Post
    Where would it stop? Extra short to extra tall? 3xs to 12xl? Long torsos and short torsos? All body shapes?

    Everyone comes in all shapes and sizes and no one label can accomodate everyone. Why not find a few nice shops and labels that do and stick to them?
    I would love to not have to cut off almost a foot of fabric from every pair of pants/jeans I buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redlipsandpearls View Post

    And that's odd about size 14, that is the size that a lot of 'regular' stores stop at and also the size that most plus size stores start at, so you would think size 14 would be the easiest size to find?
    Maybe everyone is just buying before I get there lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    Considering size 12 is now the norm (I think?) most clothing companies would still be making a good trade selling plus sizes.
    I think it's actually size 16.

    The simple reality is (as the head of Abercrombie & Fitch said a few years back) a lot of "fashion" labels don't want larger people wearing their clothes. They might not put it as bluntly as that but it's an unspoken truth.

    And I am not agreeing with it - it was a shock when I read the comments originally and many companies quietly agreed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redlipsandpearls View Post
    I've seen some nice dresses at City Chic, but I'm not going to start complaining that they don't stock clothes small enough for me.
    That reminds me... My sister and I went shopping together once for a dress each to wear to a wedding. She found quite a few stunning dresses in City Chic and had trouble choosing just one. It took me AGES to find a dress in non-plus sized stores and I did complain to her that city chic don't stock smaller sizes haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redlipsandpearls View Post
    Argh Zara does my head in. I'm so glad it isn't in Perth. The clothes are tiny. It's bizarre I can wear European Zara but not Australian - I think they come from the same supplier as makes for the Asian stores. I felt like a whale the first time I shopped at Zara in Melbourne (and I am a small size 12).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    I think it's actually size 16.

    The simple reality is (as the head of Abercrombie & Fitch said a few years back) a lot of "fashion" labels don't want larger people wearing their clothes. They might not put it as bluntly as that but it's an unspoken truth.
    Yep, I think this is exactly the reason.

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    Another thing, do you think it's fair if brands that make both regular and plus size clothing charge more for plus size?

    I see this quite often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redlipsandpearls View Post
    I do think this is a valid point. So maybe it's more about fashion labels developing attractive designs for larger women rather than a dress being size 6-20.

    "Jessica a former store manager with a leading women’s label, says that while people might say they want larger sizes, they usually end up on the sales rack. “For us it didn’t make sense to stock more size 14s or make a size 16 – they weren’t in demand,” she explains.But she admits the poor interest was more due to design than demand, as clothes designed for small-framed women rarely flatter curvier shapes as well. From the size 8-10 “block” that’s created, a mathematical algorithm is used to decide measurements for sizes 6-14. At no point does anyone check whether a size 14 actually looks good on a real woman. “The crotch-to-waist measurement is totally different from a 10 to a 16,” says Bonner. “Small sizes don’t allow for tummies.”
    “It’s a double-edged sword: larger sizes don’t sell because the structure and cut of the garment are lacking,” says Jessica. “But businesses won’t create patterns that accommodate this as the sales figures tell them demand isn’t there.”



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    I'm at the opposite end and no where much stocks size 6 anymore, if you can find them the pants are up around your ankles cause if you're thin your short. I think it's hard no matter what size you are, there seems to be little or no consistency of sizes and availability.


 

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