Plus size women ask me via phone, emails, and social media post, "Is this blouse "true to size?". At first this question baffled me. So I would remind them of the measurement details in the item description. It wasn't until I purchased what seemed to be the cutest dress from an online website that was such a deal, I couldn't pass it up. After waiting weeks for it to arrive, this 2xl dress, looked nothing like the picture and resembled a snugged size large if that. Ahhhh, I said to myself. "This is why plus size women asks if something is true to size!"
Here's what I've come to learn after being in business now for over 5-years. There is no universal size chart. Each brand measures their clothing differently. So the best way for a plus size woman to know if something is "true to her size" she must know her three basic measurements. These measurements are her bust width (measuring armpit to armpit) waist, and hips which is the widest part of the body.
At UrbanThick, we add these measurements on all of our items. Most plus size women will just purchase clothing from one store, because they are familiar with their size chart. However, if they go that route, they'll be missing out on some pretty awesome styles.
So, remember, don't worry about it being true to size, just know your measurements to get the right size for your body.
Dina, your curvy social media consultant & owner of Urban Thick. The original online plus size boutique, consignment & resale store for women with curves, She is also a plus size woman that enjoys shopping for beautiful, colorful curvy clothing at affordable prices. Living a frugal lifestyle as well as an advocate for positive body images & acceptance. An Entrepreneur for the past 10-years. An Online Seller, lover of great music and most of all an authentic down to earth person, with high moral values and standards. Let Your curves be heard, by joining our community today!