I was asked this question a couple of days ago from someone who has never had a weight problem & was also a lot shorter than me & when I told her I was a size 14-16 (the same size as her), she couldn’t believe I could be.
So I did some more research to find out what is considered plus size in Australia. 🙄
The average size of Australian women is size 14-16 (I’m average 😁🙌🏻) & according to the information I found, ‘plus size garments’ are considered to be size 16 & upward.
Which means the average Aussie woman is bordering on plus size. Yet, the average Aussie retail store starts at a size 6/8 and doesn’t go higher than a 14?.?.?
𝗜𝘀 𝗶𝘁 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗺𝗲 𝗼𝗿 𝗱𝗼𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗲? 🤷🏼♀️
No wonder majority of us women have a hard time trying to find clothes that will fit. We have dedicated brands for women who are larger than the size average & thats a minimal amount.
The Australian plus-size clothing market has been growing since at least 1994,..............its 2021 now & we still haven’t moved forward when it comes to the curvier lady.
We notice the difference with different brands with the clothes we resell. With the inconsistency of measurements it’s why we measure every item individually & not just show the sizing guide from that particular brand.
𝗗𝗼𝗲𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝘀𝗶𝘇𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻 𝗲𝘅𝗶𝘀𝘁? 🤷🏼♀️
Would love to know what your thoughts are?......comment below ⬇️