(Closed) what constitues as a “full figured” girl?

posted 8 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Franciscan Gardens

I’m a street size 12 and occasionally a 14 for certain very fitted things. My Wedding dress was ordered in an 18 (I was shocked!) because the designer usually has a disparity of 2 sizes between street size and gown size and the shop wanted to be sure that it would fit. The shop owner told me that I was considered “Plus size”

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Franciscan Gardens

Lol- I guess I was right on the edge between a size 16 and 18 (street size 12/14) so she opted to go larger to be sure it would fit and then for added measure she said, “We normally charge more for plus size but I’ll eat the cost since I’m opting to go larger…” EEEP!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@persianprincess: In that case, average is a plus size. American’s, at least, are getting heavier.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m a size 10/12 street size.  At David’s Bridal I was a plus size.  In Alfred Angelo, I was a 12.  Huh what?

I have an almost-textbook hourglass figure, with D/E cups.  Think your stereotyped Viking matron – busty, brawny, blond, broad-shouldered, and shorter/stockier than is typically attractive.  Like they took a properly proportioned woman, and squashed her down about four inches.  I can’t rock just any bra – has to be a support bra, or I look prematurely middle aged.  I’m rambling, ’cause I’m avoiding stuff.  Sigh.  Time to take my measurements for my dress, scrub the shower, and work on decorations.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Franciscan Gardens

@stacycats: It’s true. I definitely would like to lose 20 lbs. I should add that I’m also 5’9 so everyone is always surprised when I say I wear a 12 because (I’m told) I carry it well…. although I would love to be smaller especially for the wedding!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I always thought plus sized was size 18 and over. I have no idea why I have that in my mind. I guess because when my BFF went from a sze 16 to an 18 she had to look for clothes in different stores. She was not happy about that

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Plus size is usually size 14 and up. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

a close friend if mine is a size 6 and she is a plus sized model.

i wouldn’t consider her plus sized by any stretch of the imagination–but in the model world, she is. i think it’s really sad.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@Sassygrn: ya, that’s what i consider it too.

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

@heatherrobyn: That is totally sad.

And FWIW, plus-sized stores (like Lane Bryant) carry sizes 14+. Nothing smaller. So I’d say, by standard, 14 and up is “plus-sized.” This is coming from a “plus-sized” 18. I just hate the term. It’s stupid.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Remember when Ugly Betty came out?  Everyone was saying how she was a plus sized actress and she was a size 6!  Thats seriously ridiculous

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