What is considered plus-size?

When I want to shop online I am not to sure on how to go about it.

I am 5'4, 38D-30-45/47, I wear medium-large tops, large-extra-large bottoms. However, some websites suggest plus-sized clothing.

I was just curious ... what is the cut-off line between average and plus sized. It will make shopping online easier.

Thank you!


Most Helpful Girl

  • Generally most places make S/M/L their normal sizes - and anything above their plus sizes. But different shops vary so it's hard to say.

    Just look around - some things you might be better buying in plus size, others not so much. Don't feel like you need to put yourself into one section. But just - get used to a site or brand's sizing - which should give you a specific idea for that store seen as there's so much variance.


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What Guys Said 2

  • "Plus" size would generally be considered anything XL or larger.

    Some stores might consider anything larger than a medium to be "plus" size. Depends on where you're shopping, I guess.

  • Diffrent brands have difrent size labels.it will be difficult.i suggest you buy coths youve tried on in stores so you know what fits and you won't have to return the order


What Girls Said 1

  • It depends on the store you're shopping at & really, you just have to "know" the store beforehand before purchasing online. For instance, if you normally purchase dresses from Anthropolgie, then you'd have an idea of where they draw the line on sizes like petite, plus sized etc.

    Normally, anything above a 12 or sometimes 14(bottoms) which is normally an L, Large, is considered plus sized

    Shirts...I've yet to figure out sizes there. All I know is I wear a Medium