There’s been a lot of discussion about the term “plus-size”. Many bloggers, celebrities and fashion designers have spoken out about their preference or disdain for the term.
After surveying and interviewing over 500 women, it comes down to two points of view.
Plus-size has a conflicting duality in it’s meaning and neither point of view is wrong.
The data from my study suggest that majority of women who wear plus-size clothing would rather be classified as “women” in the fashion industry - and not be a separate category. Now, this doesn’t mean that they identify with/as a woman, but that for their clothing category, they prefer it be named “women’s”.
While the current classifications of our fashion industry do not reflect the infinite ways that we want to identify ourselves and express our individuality, I do see progress. I am disappointed that the fashion industry didn’t begin it’s categorization by sex (male/female/non-binary) or body shape - instead it is categorized by gender and end garment. And, that worked at that time. But now, we have different needs and new ways of identifying which require adjusting our older patterns. Be eliminating the ‘plus-size’ label, we open up space for new environments and ways of buying clothing - which we all need!
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At Kade & Vos, we do not use the term "Plus Size". We feel that calling some sizes "Plus Size" means that these sizes and shapes are somehow different from other sizes. We simply offer clothing for the female form, or in the fashion industry, Women's*.
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