New Kardashian 'Plus-Size' Clothes Will Make Average Women Feel Fat

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Kim & Khloe KardashianWhen I first heard that the Kardashian girls are starting a plus-size clothing line, I was all, "Good for them! It's awesome that they realize that women come in all shapes and sizes and that not everyone is a size zero. Bravo, ladies!"

But then I read a little farther and got to the part about the new line featuring pieces ranging from size 8 to size 16 -- and that's when I started rolling my eyes and scratching my head a bit.

Um, a size 8 is considered a PLUS size? For real? Because last time I checked, I thought a size 8 was, well -- average and healthy? (Am I nuts?)

The Kardashian Kollection for Dorothy Perkins will make its debut in Britain, and of the line's creation, Kim Kardashian said:

I am really glad to be able to promote a healthy, natural body shape, eating well and exercising and appreciating the shape that you naturally have. I was a teenager in the '90s, which was the era of grunge, the waif, and heroin chic. Female models were skeletal, and with my Armenian background that was a mold I was never going to fit.

Ok, so that's all well and good and it sounds really nice -- but I'm still having trouble coming to terms with sizes 8 through 16 being considered "plus" sizes. Maybe I'm just really out of the loop, but I've always considered plus sizes to be much larger than that. And maybe things are really different over in Kate Middleton-land than they are here in the U.S. -- but I certainly wouldn't expect to turn to a plus-size line when shopping for those particular sizes.

Still, I guess you have to give the Kardashians credit for realizing that not all of us can fit into designer sample sizes. But why can't they just deem this new line to be "regular" sized or something like that instead of throwing an unnecessary plus label on there?

Do you think they had the right intentions? And for crying out loud, are sizes 8 to 16 REALLY plus sizes?


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tbruc... tbrucemom

If that's the case then all three of the Kardashian sisters will be shopping from the "plus" size clothing line because none of them are smaller than an 8 and I think they're much closer to a 14. Not that there's anything wrong with that it's just ridiculous that an 8, 10, or 12 is considered plus size. Plus size starts at 14 and the average American woman is a size 12/14.

curly... curlygirl31

Size14 and up is plus size those girls a$$es are at least a 12 because i wear 11/12 sizes and mine is not that big and sagging.

nonmember avatar Ann

They probably picked those sizes because a plus sized MODEL wears an 8 - 16. So yeah... In the fashion world 'average' women would be plus sized.

Jess1... Jess10210

Lmao what idiots. Plus is 14 and up. Kudos to those dumb sisters for insulting half the women in America by calling them plus (as if their clothing line hasn't already completely flopped already since it began). Also, Khloe is at least a 8 or 10 herself so wtf

nonmember avatar Ashley_G

Do you not do any research?

British sizes run about 4 sizes larger than American sizes. A size 8 converts to a 12, 16 to a 20. I'm sure the Kardashians know what "plus size" is considering their Kardashian Kollection for Sears carries misses sizes 2-16 and plus sizes 18-24 (Kardashian Kurves).

tuffy... tuffymama

So those fat whores are also bitches. Go figure.

nonmember avatar guest

You can still have curves and not be in the double digits. I am hispanic and I have hips, thighs and ass. At my biggest I was at a 10 and that was after I had a baby. I think they have good intentions to answer your question.

nonmember avatar Michelle

Plus size starts at size 14, and plus size models start at size 12. So why they would start their line at size 8 makes no sense. And why they would END it at size 16 is really silly, because really they are only capturing TWO sizes in the plus department!!! Sizes 14 and 16!!! What about 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, and 32??? Isn't this getting sold in Sears? I'm sure the plus dept. buyer is like, huh, what happened to the rest of the sizes... lol!

nonmember avatar singer825

Dorothy Perkins is a british clothing line so the sizing is different. An 8 is really a 12 and a 16 is a 20. So it could be that there, that is considered plus size.

Bklyn... BklynMamaLatina

Uk sizing your research before you post...

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