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The Average American Woman Is a Size 16 According to a New Study

The Average American Woman Is a Size 16 According to a New Study

January 07, 2018

American women are on average between a misses size 16-18, or what is considered a plus-size 20W, according to a new study in the International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education. University of Washington researcher Deborah A. Christel and Susan C. Dunn of Washington State University compared publicly available data – along with waist measurements of over 5,500 women above the age of 20 collected by the CDC – to women’s Misses’ clothing sizing standards set by the American S...

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K&V US BUST WAIST HIP
S 4/6 30"-34" 26"-29" 26"-49"
M 8/10 32"-38" 30"-33" 29"-52"
L 12/14 36"-40" 34"-37" 32"-55"
1L 16/18 38"-44" 38"-41" 35"-58"
2L 20/22 42"-50" 42"-45" 38"-61"
3L 24/26 48"-54" 46"-49" 41"-64"
4L 28/30 52"-58" 50"-53" 44"-67"
5L 32/34 56"-62" 54"-57" 47"-70"
6L 36/38 60"-64" 58"-61" 50"-75"
7L 40/42 65"-69" 62"-65" 53"-80"
8L 44/46 70"-74" 66"-70" 56"-85"

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