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Re: Did You Hear Gary Say.....

For all we know, there may be women who are elated to be able to wear a 4X.  Maybe she has just dieted down from a 5X or 6X.   Are we to tell the larger consumer that she'll have to wear flour sacks because we don't believe she should be a 4X?   Size is a complex issue with many reasons.  Obese people know it's unhealthy and the chances of them losing and maintaining a healthy weight are slim.  In the meantime such people need clothing.

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Re: Did You Hear Gary Say.....

Even the plus-sized models aren't very plus looking. Why don't they hire some truly plus-sized women to model? Some of the catalogues for plus-sized women show really true plus women modeling.

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Re: Did You Hear Gary Say.....

This is such a rude post. Apparently you are perfect. Some people are limited in mobility. You don't know until you walk a mile in their shoes. 


@fourpaws56 wrote:

Why on earth would anyone need  something larger than a 3X?? Talk about promoting obesity....


 

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Re: Did You Hear Gary Say.....

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I have been size 12 through 28 and after blowing out a patellar tendon, (antibiotics), and losing 50% of my lung capacity/on oxygen and using wheelchair or quad cane, (non-smoker!) my size has gradually gone up, at the rate of maybe 4-5 pounds per year...

 

Smaller size for pants and skirts but with serious G Cup issues, there are times some QVC 3Xs (especially a few designer lines in rayon-span for example) may not be quite adequate as I do not like to draw too much attention to my bust.  Here are a couple of 3X photos  featuring favorite designers to illustrate where a 4X might not be a bad idea...and a few that work IMHO.

 

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Shoulders fit in this Quacker Factory top, but bust hugs more than I'd like in 3X.

 

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Louis Dell'Olio tunic, prefer less pulling/wrinkling through bust & arms. "Size up if you are busty", was the recommendation. So hard to do when you are usually 3X, plus the extra room is nice for air flow!

 

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 Various medications and heat, puff me up, (note 8" DQ bracelet), but this 3X Denim & Co. ensemble seems to work a treat, and the addition of a slenderizing necklace completes the look.

 

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Colorful Susan Graver top fits well, even over sleevelss LDO maxi. For the few who shudder at the thought of a plus sized gal possibly needing super plus sizing, and stating no way can they be pretty in such huge garments...I will let this picture of a 67 year old fashion-minded woman speak for me/us. Not too hideous, eh?

 

On another positive note, very nice to note s trio of small, petite and larger ladies in more of the print photos. Way to go! Smiley Very Happy

 

 

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Re: Did You Hear Gary Say.....

I just noticed today in looking for a dress at Nordstrom
online they are showing some dresses in 4x....really pretty dresses. I think it’s great, being able to find something you like in your size is always a good feeling
regardless of your size!!
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Re: Did You Hear Gary Say.....

Wow, nice!!!  Do you think women choose to be that size?  Weight is a very complicated issue. BTW, I am not that size but I have empathy and compassion for the difficult struggle to control weight  

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Re: Did You Hear Gary Say.....

 You are beautiful!

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Re: Did You Hear Gary Say.....

Over the years, we've heard that line before.  Perhaps it's true this time, I think if they ever to offer 4X, it will be in D&Co.

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Re: Did You Hear Gary Say.....


@fourpaws56 wrote:

Why on earth would anyone need  something larger than a 3X?? Talk about promoting obesity....


 

       So, you are back from the Hateful Bigot's Convention?

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@Peaches McPhee wrote:

@fourpaws56 wrote:

Why on earth would anyone need  something larger than a 3X?? Talk about promoting obesity....


Offering a 4X is hardly "promoting obesity".   It is reacting to the market.

 

"Oh, great, I see that I can now get a 4X - I'm gonna get even heavier."  Hardly.


 

         She only posted that to get rise out of people.  Haters are like that.