for Plus Size Womens Clothing
There is a wide variation in the sizing charts used by
companies. Unfortunately, things get even more confusing when dealing
with plus sizes. The important thing to remember is a tape measure and
the designer's sizing chart are your friends. Even though
clothing sizes are not standardized, the actual measurements
of your bust, waist, hips, and inseam are what matter for a
comfortable and visually appealing fit.
Just refer to
the sizing charts for the designer you've selected on the website
you're shopping on. Below are links to sizing charts from some on-line
stores specializing in Plus Sizes:
"XL", and "Woman's" Sizes
"Womans" sizes start at
around a 14W and are typically cut larger than Missy sizes.
sizes are even more inconsistent with actual measurements differing
quite a bit between designers. The best advice we can give is to
carefully take your measurements and then compare them to the sizing
charts for each designer. The Junonia Sizing
Chart is an excellent guide for how
to take your measurements.
Be Aware of Differences
Between DesignersAs if there isn't enough confusion in
of women's clothing, the designers sometimes impose their own unique
vision to sizing. Again, be sure to take careful measurements and then
refer to the sizing charts for each designer you're interested in.
the Language of International SizesIt should really come as
no surprise that sizes need to be "translated" between many countries.
A US size 12 is a 14 in the UK, a 15 in Japan, and a 46 in Italy! Don't
worry though, just refer to the handy sizing charts available at all
online retailers of plus size womens clothing and you'll be fine.
in doubt, contact customer service!The great thing about the
online retailers of plus size womens clothing is the helpful customer
support staff they provide to shoppers. Either email or call their
support department to get help in answering your sizing questions.