Plus-size clothing

In this Dec. 17, 2013 photo, David's Bridal  dressmaker Noel Belancourt, wheels a plus-size mannequin to his workstation in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Mannequins get a makeover to look more real

NEW YORK (AP) — The one-size-fits-all mannequin is getting a much-needed makeover. Wings Beachwear’s mannequins in Miami sport flower tattoos like some of the women who shop there. The mannequins at American Apparel’s downtown New […]


Plus-size model Jennie Runk, who is a size 12 or 14, in a swimsuit ad from 2012.  (AP Photo/H&M)

The funny math of clothing sizes

NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to women’s clothing sizes, there’s some funny math going on. The average American woman is about 25 pounds heavier than she was in 1960. Yet women’s plus-size clothing, generally defined […]



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