I'm curious, what size is considered "plus size"? Is it a certain specific size or is it just anything over the average?
i consider over 16 to be plus size.
I believe most stores consider a 14 or higher plus size.
If you walk into Lane Bryant, their clothes start at 14...and it's a plus size only store.
depends on your height. i'm 5'4 so "plus size" is size 8 or above.
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I used to hear the 12 was considered plus size but now I think the industry has changed 14 to plus size but I heard on the news that 14 is now the new average whereas 12 used to be the average.
But I agree with the above post it depends on your hieght. I am 5'1" so being that I am short prob size 6 is plus size and I am size 18/20 and 220lbs! I am down from 240lbs, work in progress! Hoping to loose 75-80 but I am going at it 20lbs at a time as to not overwhelm myself or get discouranged.
I agree with the above comments...probably 14 and above is plus size, but we are all different!
To me "plus size" is just about clothing and it starts at size 14, or XL for modeling they use size 8's as "plus size models" but keep in mind that they use size 0 or 00 (XS or XXS) for average size clothes models, it's just a weird industry thing. Size 0 is far from average. As long as you're healthy and happy with the way you look it shouldn't matter what size you are. I don't think "plus size" really has a place to be used outside of the clothing industry.
I think this is a VERY subjective question. What I consider plus sized for myself is NOT plus-sized for the general female population :) If you cannot shop in stores like Gap, Old Navy, etc, or you have to get the largest sizes there (14 or 16 maybe??) and have to shop at Lany Bryant, I think that is plus-sized for the general population. If you are asking what is plus-sized for each of us as an individual person, for myself, I consider that to be a size 8 (well, I should say I am uncomfortable with myself at that size and don't feel my best)
I think it depends on the person not just the size
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