4 Names For Plus Size That Stores Need To Stop Using (Including Plus Size)

May 15, 2017 by Jennifer Hussein
shefinds | Style

Let's get real: the fashion world needs a major makeover. Even in 2017, all we see are skinny models like Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid on magazine covers, and women with real bodies get labeled "plus size." Well, here at SheFinds we say screw that! These are some of the labels clothing stores use that are extremely discriminatory against women with beautiful curves, and these labels should be put to rest immediately!


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One of the most ridiculous terms I have ever heard for clothing (mainly found on lingerie) is Queen Size. At first thought of as a cute and clever term, I would rather not be labeled similarly to a mattress. This term should be retired immediately.

curvy girl

"Curvy" is another popular term used by clothing stores. Although curvy isn't meant to be negative, putting it in the back section of the store with limited variety is pretty rude.

clothing store

How do clothing stores think using the word "husky" is acceptable? I am not a dog, do not refer to me as one. Is this trying to be a nicer way of saying hefty, because it's not working. Let that label go, fashion world!

plus size

And finally, we come to society's most common phrase for labeling women with curves: plus size. Whya re we still using this phrase as if plus size is not a normal size? The average American woman is a size 16, which most clothing stores consider plus size. How about we just ditch this label for good?


Fashion world, wake up, and stop shoving the demeaning labels in our faces. It's time we celebrate the curves and pieces of our bodies that make us uniquely beautiful and throw those body-shaming phrases in the trash where they belong!

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