1. The same is true for smaller sizes -- I can wear a size 0 and a size 6, depending on the brand. Off the rack clothing is made to fit many body types, as long as certain dimensions match. It's always been weird to me that my friend who's 5'0 and I can wear the same clothes -- even though I'm a full foot taller than she is. (And this actually could be one reason girls tend to have less self-esteem than they used to. Back when people made their own clothes, their clothes were made for their specific body type and dimensions. Now... not so much.)
2. Plus sizes are usually less tailored than smaller sizes -- even though larger women are the ones who benefit most from well-fitted clothing. This means there's a lot of room for variation.
Why would plus size clothing be less tailored than regular sizes? Let's take a look at the distribution of women's weight.
But, as I mentioned, plus sized women look a lot better in tailored clothing, despite the misconception that they should wear big, baggy tents. Case in point: compare these women
I think part of being happy is embracing who you are. If you're a woman with curves, OWN them! Wear flattering clothes that fit you well and make you feel awesome. Because you are awesome. I wrote a while back that I was attending a local community theater production of one of my favorite musicals,A Chorus Line. It's a show about people trying out for a Broadway show. In the original production, everyone in the line had a lean dancer's body. But this production featured women of all sizes -- and I actually thought it was really beautiful (and no, not just because everything is beautiful at the ballet). I'm not usually a sucker for "every body is beautiful" campaigns, but it really was awesome to see all those women up, live, there dancing around in spandex and leotards like they just totally loved what they could do with their bodies.
Go ahead and tell them skinny bitches Hey
No, I'm just playing I know you think you're fat,
And also, just because I'm skinny, doesn't mean I'm a somehow a "bitch." And it doesn't mean I always eat salads instead of hamburgers. I freaking love hamburgers. Almost as much as burritos and Chinese food.
I think the following cat meme says it better than I can:
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