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Size 12/14 and live in a major metropolitan city?

Casting calls for plus models are posted here :)


Tue. Jun 14, 1:24am

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this is an inappropriate forum for this.

Don't advertise here, please.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005, 9:46 AM

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Well blatant advertsing no, but people do post some interesting ideas that are products. Body for Life comes to mind-- there are a lot a people who like it on the PEERtrainer board. I had no idea it existed, and I am more inclined to pay attention to it now.

I'd much rather hear about a product that someone uses and likes, as opposed to being marketed to via advertsing.

Another thing is that products and advertising are not necessarily a bad thing.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005, 11:15 AM

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Size 12 is plus size?

Since when did the average clothing sizes for American women become "plus sized"?

Tuesday, June 14, 2005, 11:26 AM

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wasn't advertising

i modeled in college and it does wonders for body image. great tips on looking and feeling good. love that forum.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005, 3:47 PM

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since when did size 12

I wonder when 14 became 1X

Reminds me of that 3rd Rock episode when one on the chracters asks the same question about a size 8

Tuesday, June 14, 2005, 8:08 PM

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I didnt take it as an advertisement

I took it as information.

Now, had the poster been trying to entice people to employ clients...

Tuesday, June 14, 2005, 8:19 PM

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We all know that regular clothes models are about a size zero, or less, which isn't a real size. So why would plus-sized models actually be big enough to wear plus-sized clothes?

I think it's inspiring that a normal (average) sized woman can be a model too, even if it isn't for the new Versace fall line, or whatever... Anyone notice that plus-sized models actually seem to wear clothes that a human being might actually own? Way cooler!

Though, being 5'1" myself, I'll never be any kind of model, so maybe that's why Ithink it's so cool!

Wednesday, June 15, 2005, 8:15 AM

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I don't mind hearing about products that peertrainer people use -- that's great and gives me good ideas, and it's organic -- it comes from the peertrainer members. But unless someone went to the casting call, had a good experience and is recommending it to everyone, I take the post as an ad put there by the company. I'd rather not have our message boards provide free advertising for corporations unless the product has been vetted by the members.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005, 10:32 AM

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It was a member that posted it not a corp. Besides that's a free resource site from the industry. An actual corporation would be one of those "Be a model... or just look like one." places or an ad for an agency. There's a ton of tips on the fashion and beauty pages too for making the most of curvy figures. Sure you can never be too thin or too fit, but you can never be too hot either!

I posted it because it is good for body image to see that you don't have to be super thin to look good and because the casting calls are fun... you meet some really awesome women that way usually in your area and who like to have fun. I don't do it anymore, but it was a total party when I did! Fun! Who cares if they don't choose you?

Plus there was one post where a chick was dumped by her guy for the size of her butt. Next time some jackass tells you you're fat, say "Yeah baby and I look damn good too." Then post fashion lingerie shots to his blog and ask his geek friends if they think you look fat ;)


Wednesday, June 15, 2005, 11:58 AM

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12 is a plus size according to most stores, doctors, ect.

Friday, June 17, 2005, 3:01 PM

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I think I read somewhere recently that Marilyn was a modern size 14/16... ??

Friday, June 17, 2005, 4:26 PM

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Marilyn was a size 14.

Friday, June 17, 2005, 5:41 PM

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according to stores & drs?

Pleeeeaaasseee! Size 12 is a plus size?! You have got to be kidding. Where did you come up with that? That kind of mentality is what drives unhealthy weight loss. Size 0 - 4 may be a normal size for some ethnicities but, IMO, rarely is normal for caucausian people.

Yesterday I bought 2 pairs of pants at Old Navy, they were size 12 regular, and I am 8 pounds more that the top of my ideal weight for my height according to Weight Watchers. I saw pants that were sized 20 - 30, I think those would be considered plus size. My goal is to get back to a size 8 which is about 12 pounds more to lose. And please don't tell me I need a reality check...I am open to share photos.

Saturday, June 18, 2005, 10:48 AM

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plus-size (plssz)
An extra large or oversize clothing size, especially one for women's or children's clothing.
A garment of such a size.

The key to the definition here being XL.

Saturday, June 18, 2005, 11:17 AM

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plus size? 12??

good point

Saturday, June 18, 2005, 12:01 PM

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size and weight are not the same thing...

my friends erin and wendy are also 6' tall. They are size 12 at 170 lbs. I have more muscle so I'm a size 12 at 195lbs... and we can all swap clothes unless they are way short on top.


Saturday, June 18, 2005, 3:14 PM

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Not even buying into the whole model thing!!!!!!!!!

Most models are a size 0-4, so that the designer clothes hang on them. Most average women have curves that pull clothes a little and on camera gives them the image of looking bigger than they really are.

I know when Anna Nicole Smith was modeling for Lane Bryant (a plus size women's shop) she was only like a size 10.

As for me, I would rather have killer curves and be sexy as hell in person rather than just look good on film with a ton of make up on and air brushing and perfect lighting.

Even Christie Brinkley has said that today's models are way too skinny and not very healthy.

Okay my comment was kinda off the subject, but my point was ladies who cares what these designers or model agency saysplus size is, we all know that a size 12 or 14 is not plus size, we just have a better understanding of what is hot and sexy in the real world and what is sick and unhealthy!!!!!!!!!!!!


Sunday, June 19, 2005, 3:24 AM

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In a typical department store, the "normal" departments and brands go up to a size 14. Size 16 normally is the lowest size in the "plus-sized" department. How companies cut their clothes really determines what sizes people wear, but, 14 is the cutoff number before "plus-size."

I have a pair of jeans from Hollister that are a size 2. I have a pair of shorts from Polo that pull and are a size 10. I have a few tops/tanks that are smalls or x-smalls, but, I also have many button-downs that are a size 12, and again, pull. The tanks and button-downs are ALL from Express! So, in short, just don't worry about the number, just find what looks good and feels good and go with it! I can do almost the full spectrum of non-plus-sized clothing, and I'm sure I could find some plus-sized clothes that fit too!

BTW, does anyone know of any good stores for work clothes for women with curves? I'm only 22, so I don't want to "dress old," really, but, like, I was in Ann Taylor yesterday, and by the time pants or skirts would be wide enough so they wouldn't pull on my hips, they were ginormous around my waist AND thighs! I'm not really bottom-heavy, just, actually, curvy. Also, for a new job, I really need nice buttondowns, but, I'm a D-cup, and I seem to need a size 14 or bigger for the buttons around my boobs not to pull, but then I'm swimming in the rest of the shirt...

Monday, June 20, 2005, 7:32 AM

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Old Navy has a large size range, and they do have a section of nicer clothes but it's not a huge selection. Still, you might be able to find some pieces. You can also try the large department stores; they have a wider variety of sizes from different designers.

Monday, June 20, 2005, 9:39 AM

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I too have had trouble with button down shirts. I'm a size 12, DDD cup. my latest great find was a (short sleeved, but I bet their long sleeves are ok too) button down from New York and Company, in a medium! Good luck.

Monday, June 20, 2005, 10:00 AM

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JCREW is a great store for women with curves. They have a lot of suits and work clothes, even if it doesn't seem like it.

Monday, June 20, 2005, 10:10 AM

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When buying for curves

Fit the widest part of your body and then have the item tailored. Newport News catalog is fantastic and a lot of their suits are comfy/stretchy. Spiegel catalog is also good.

Monday, June 20, 2005, 11:48 AM

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