an extra-large size category of clothing, especially for women.
a garment or person of this size.
- plus-sized, adjective
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How to use plus-size in a sentence
Dalbesio made it clear that Calvin Klein never labeled her “plus size,” nor treated her differently than the other waifish models.
Different fashion websites say a “plus size model” is a size eight or bigger, while others say it is 12 or higher.
In brief defense of Calvin Klein, the fashion designer never called Delbasio “plus-size”—at least not exactly.
It can be bad enough to have your clothes described in the decidedly unsexy way as “plus-size.”
In the weird world of fashion, that means she is deemed ‘plus-size.’
British Dictionary definitions for plus size
a clothing size designed for people who are above the average size
(as modifier): plus-size underwear
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