plus sized lingerie is a euphemistic term given to clothing proportioned specifically for people whose bodies are larger than the average persons.
According to PLUS Model magazine in the fashion industry, plus sized lingerie are identified as dresses of 12-24 sizes, plus sized lingerie as sizes 4X-6X and extended size dresses as 7X and up. plus sized lingerie are sizes 14W – 24W.
Super-size dresses and extended size dresses are used interchangeably for sizes 26W and above. Sometimes dresses of 26W size are included in plus size.
The first one to sell plus sized lingerie was Lane Bryant, who began trading in the early 1900s as a producer of clothing for Expectant Mothers and Newborn.