According to research from Washington State University assistant professor Deborah Christel, the average U.S. woman wears between a size 16 to 18, Bloomberg reported. And as New York Fashion Week began on Sept. 8, Project Runway co-host Tim Gunn wrote in the Washington Post that designers have failed to make clothes that fit the bodies of many U.S. women.
A lack of "size diversity" in the fashion industry is not a new issue for many American women, but its prominence is. When Project Runway personality Tim Gunn labeled as a "disgrace" fashion designers' refusal to make clothes that fit most women, he backed up his blunt talk by citing an important source: a new study from Washington State University. Researchers there found that plus-size women are forced to cross-dress to work out. To find out more about why large women can't find activewear ...
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