'PLUS SIZE' MODELS

Friday, January 18, 2019


Following a recent post on FB regarding Plus Size models, this sparked a discussion into 'what size is plus size, should models be categorised and is 'Plus Size' even an acceptable term?' 

Putting a number on plus size has always been an industry-wide conversation. 

Cosmopolitan magazine said, “In the fashion industry, "plus size" is a term for models who are size 8 and up. But in the real world, most people would never think of a size 8 as plus size — most plus-size clothing doesn't even start until a size 16.” 

An article from Yours online said, “More than one in three (36 per cent) women chose size 18 as the size they would class as plus size, one in four (27 per cent) felt size 16 was plus size and one in six (15 per cent) felt that plus size should start at a size 20.”   

Wikipedia said, according to PLUS Model magazine, "In the fashion industry, plus size is identified as sizes 10-14."

At TTM, we represent a wide variety of talent. Models we celebrate as plus size models tend to start at a size 12/14. Why? Industry research, years of experience and client's needs, wants and expectations have led us to this.

So now we'd like to ask your opinion. As TTM are launching our new 2019 website we'd like your help.

Follow the link to our survey


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