(Closed) What do you consider full figured?

posted 8 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 17
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392 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@barbie86:  I feel ya! I’m 38-28-38/32DD and if I order things off the size charts and don’t tailor, I usually wind up with shapeless sacks, but if I order to my waist size, I run the risk of things looking pornographic.

I wind up layering a lot, to cover the fit problems in clothing that isn’t worth tailoring. 

 

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@rhiannonzdanowicz:  I consider 14/16 or above to be full figured. But it does depend on height and shape too. A size 14 isn’t all that full figured if you’re quite tall.

 

Post # 19
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438 posts
Helper bee

Whoa, all these tiny women consider themselves full figured! I always used ‘full figured’ synonymously with ‘plus sized’. You can be curvy (ie. having hips and a chest) and still be small, but I would never say a size 2-6 woman was full figured! Definitely US size 12 and above to qualify in my books.

Post # 20
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494 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My body is just weird.  My waist is small, my hips/ass/thighs are huge.  My neck, calves, forearms are thin, upper arms and chest is big.  Nothing has ever fit right.    My wedding dress is a size 8, but that’s because it’s fitted at my waist only and doesn’t have to zip or button up at the top of the boobs, and isn’t fitted at the waist.  I tried on several mermaid/fitted hip dresses and I was not even fitting in the 12!  

I consider myself to be a big girl, according to a BMI chart I’m overweight, and I’m definitely full figured, but I don’t associate myself as a “plus size” because everything I buy is in the non-plus size department.

I notice a lot of brands do a “curvy fit” in pants.  So in pants I am typically a size 12.  In The Limited, I can fit into a 10 in their “lexie fit”.  If it is their “drew” fit, I’m going to be a 12 or even a 14!  Ann Taylor has a “curvy fit”, and I’m a 10 in that.  a 12 in their other pants, though i tend to be an 8 or 10 in their skirts.  

 

Post # 21
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494 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@rhiannonzdanowicz:  White house/black market makes AMAZING jeans.  My others are these DKNY jeans I found at TJ Maxx….I bought them, then 3 days later I came back to buy 2 more pairs.  They are INCREDIBLE.  

 

🙂

Post # 22
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1746 posts
Bumble bee

I think you’re also discovering the issue with vanity sizing. Dress sizing hasnt changed much in the last 60 or so years. Pant sizing definitely has though. I think thats why so many brides get tag shock when they have to order their dresses in a 10 when they normally wear a 6. Vanity sizing rearing its ugly head

Post # 23
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494 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I expected my dress to be a larger size (a lot larger).  But I only have one clothing item in a size lower than my dress – a size 6 sundress.  So size 8 was my “usual” for dresses and anything that is fitted at the waist and not form fitting on hips.  I own size 14 pants, and I have to go to 14 if anything is a “narrow” cut.  I assume that to be the size I was years ago before everyone started allowing vanity sizing to creep up.  

 

But the curvy fits are awesome – usually they make the waist a little smaller than other sizes (so a size 12 curvy fit has a smaller waist than size 12 non-curvy) but there’s just WAY more ass/hip room.  It’s pretty awesome and saves me tailoring costs.

Post # 24
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Above a 14 and depending on height.  But for the most part if you are under 14 I just see you as regular size lol

 

Post # 24
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1333 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

 

I wear a 12. I am 6’1″ tall and i weigh 165 lbs. Which part of me is plus size?

Please do not let anyone else make you feel like you need to be labeled. I have had to totally let go of labels bothering me. I am happy with who I am and if anyone wants to call me plus size, they can feel free. 

Post # 25
Hostess
5622 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’ve also considered “full figured” as another way of saying plus size. But, every bra I’ve even bought was considered “full figured” so maybe thats where I picked it up from.

Plus sizes can start anywhere from a size 12 to 16/18, depends on the brand. But, I personally don’t consider someone “plus sized” until they are around 14/16.

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