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Washington State Magazine - Winter 2018

Washington State Magazine - Winter 2018

November 09, 2018

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Research reveals plus size women are forced to cross-dress to workout

Research reveals plus size women are forced to cross-dress to workout

October 12, 2018

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Majestic: Earn PR links before you even launch – a digital PR case study

Majestic: Earn PR links before you even launch – a digital PR case study

September 18, 2018

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Starting your own business in Tacoma? You're not alone June 22, 2018

Starting your own business in Tacoma? You're not alone June 22, 2018

June 23, 2018

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Forbes: Better Late Than Never? The Fashion Industry Is Finally Embracing The Plus-Size Woman

Forbes: Better Late Than Never? The Fashion Industry Is Finally Embracing The Plus-Size Woman

May 18, 2018

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New York Times: Bringing a Personal Touch to Plus-Size Fashion

New York Times: Bringing a Personal Touch to Plus-Size Fashion

February 12, 2018

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Research reveals plus size women are forced to cross-dress to workout

Research reveals plus size women are forced to cross-dress to workout

January 24, 2018

Washington State University has announced new research out of their Department of Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles that reveals heterosexual plus size women are forced to wear men’s clothing to workout. Marginalized by the fitness industry, plus size females are not provided feminine clothing to comfortably workout and are consequently victim to the idea that “if a woman wants to be fashionable she just needs to lose weight,” says Assistant Professor Deborah Christel of WSU.

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How Many Women Are Overweight? The Answer Is Most.

How Many Women Are Overweight? The Answer Is Most.

January 23, 2018

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Brands, Boutiques See Opportunities in Plus-Size Retail

Brands, Boutiques See Opportunities in Plus-Size Retail

January 22, 2018 1 Comment

With the average American woman wearing between a size 16 and 18, according to a study by Washington State University assistant professor Deborah Christel, some have argued that the term "plus-size" is problematic because it categorizes a growing share of women and reinforces negative stereotypes.

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WSU Research Reveals Plus Size Women Are Forced to Cross-Dress to Workout

WSU Research Reveals Plus Size Women Are Forced to Cross-Dress to Workout

January 22, 2018

Washington State University has announced new research out of their Department of Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles that reveals heterosexual plus size women are forced to wear men’s clothing to workout. Marginalized by the fitness industry, plus size females are not provided feminine clothing to comfortably workout and are consequently victim to the idea that “if a woman wants to be fashionable she just needs to lose weight,” says Assistant Professor Deborah Christel of WSU.

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The World’s First Plus-Size Sportswear Maker for Women

The World’s First Plus-Size Sportswear Maker for Women

January 20, 2018

The researchers polled 5,552 women via the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey to determine that the average woman wears a "straight" size 16 to 18—the equivalent of a "plus" 20W. Size 14 has generally been recognized as the beginning of plus-size clothing, and most brands run the majority of their apparel options in "straight sizes" 2 to 12, and then stop there. The options for larger women simply don't exist or are too low caliber, say Deborah Christel and Susan Dunn, the co-au...

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It's Time to Talk About the Stunning Lack of Exercise Clothing for Women Over a Size 14

It's Time to Talk About the Stunning Lack of Exercise Clothing for Women Over a Size 14

January 19, 2018

"Most people assume that obesity and excess body weight is a choice and a personal problem," she continued, "I strongly disagree. Obesity is a very complex issue and many factors contribute to body weight." And the fact that many trendy fitness brands don't make clothing above a certain size while larger women are often fat-shamed and told to "just work out more is "a vicious cycle that is perpetuated by many industries. Overweight and obese people are highly discriminated against by p...

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M M 8/10 32"-38" 30"-33" 29"-52"
L L 12/14 36"-40" 34"-37" 32"-55"
1L XL/1X 16/18 38"-44" 38"-41" 35"-58"
2L 2X/3X 20/22 42"-50" 42"-45" 38"-61"
3L 3X/4X 24/26 48"-54" 46"-49" 41"-64"
4L 4X-5X 28/30 52"-58" 50"-53" 44"-67"
5L 5X-6X 32/34 56"-62" 54"-57" 47"-70"
6L 6X-7X 36/38 60"-64" 58"-61" 50"-75"
7L 7X-8X 40/42 65"-69" 62"-65" 53"-80"
8L 8X-9X 44/46 70"-74" 66"-70" 56"-85"

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