By JENNIFER A. KUCERMAN | SEPTEMBER 06, 2018 5:19pm EDTROME (AP) The plus-sized clothing market in the United States is booming, fueled by a rising demand for high-fashion designer items, with the trend now valued at about $1.2 billion.
A new report shows the market has grown to $2.8 billion a year.
The trend is being fueled by consumers’ growing confidence in high-end products, particularly the plus-Size clothing.
Plus-Size Fashion, the company that owns the plus sizes section of fashion giant Zara, recently unveiled a line of plus-shaped clothing, including clothes that go from size 3 to 4.
The clothing is meant to be worn by plus-Sized people, or people with an extra 1/2 or 2 inches on their hips, and can be worn with pants or dresses.
Zara has been selling the plus size fashion line for more than two years.
It recently added an option for plus-sizes to add a more upscale look.
The trend has been popular with women who have bigger waists and hips, such as the 30-year-old actress Sarah Jessica Parker, who has a torso that is almost 2 feet shorter than her hips.
Parker said the plussize clothing made her feel like a more feminine woman.
“You can’t get any other size in the world, so I feel like I’m being more feminine.
And I can’t wear a shirt anymore because it’s too short,” Parker said.
But a spokeswoman for Zara said the company does not market the products specifically for women who are plus-X.
Instead, she said the clothing is designed to fit people with a body shape similar to their own.
“We’re very careful with how we design our clothes,” the spokeswoman said.
“When we do make a range of plus sizes, we look at the size ranges in each size category and make sure that we have a range that’s perfect for everyone.”
The trend is expected to grow as the demand for plus size clothing continues to increase.
The average American woman now weighs an average of 76 pounds, and a recent survey found that more than half of women are considering buying more plus-Large clothing.
“This is a market that’s getting really hot,” said Lisa L. O’Connell, executive director of the Plus-Size Wear Association, an industry trade group.
“I think it’s a good thing that it’s being recognized by people in their own lives.”
The plus-Plus market is expected, O’Connors added, because there are so many plus-Men, plus-Women and plus-Diva sizes.
Plus-Men have a torso measuring more than 2 feet 6 inches and have larger waists than women.
They are often called plus-3 or plus-5.
“There’s a lot of overlap,” O’Connor said.
“Plus-Divas have a very large torso, so they’re not as easy to wear as Plus-Sizes,” said Kelly Siegel, the executive director for sales and marketing for the Fashion Industry Association of America, an organization representing plus-Small brands.
She added that most of the plus Plus-Dives in the U.S. have larger waistlines than the pluss and often don’t wear shirts.
The Plus-Plus apparel market grew by 1.2% to $1 billion in 2016, according to research firm Gartner.
The apparel industry’s annual sales totaled $9.2 trillion, Gartners said.
Plus sizes have become a part of the fashion industry, and the clothing industry has responded to the growing demand for designer plus-Tops and plus size garments.
In the last two years, plus sizes have overtaken the sizes that men wear in order to make up for the shortfall.
Plus size fashion, however, has been a niche market.
Plus size clothing has been available for a long time, but it wasn’t until the advent of the Internet and the proliferation of online retailers like Zara that the plus Size apparel industry began to flourish.
The internet and online shopping has created a more direct and convenient way to find and buy plus size apparel than it has for other styles.
“It’s just easier for consumers to shop online,” Siegel said.
The biggest retailers, such ASOS, Banana Republic, Zara and Forever 21, have launched their own online plus-plus fashion sections.
The online plus sizes stores, like Zola, are now the top-selling plus size retailers, according a study by Nielsen.
Zola sells the Zola+Plus, a line that sells everything from jeans to sports coats and swimwear.
“With online shopping, there’s not only the direct retail sales, but also the distribution,” Sauer said.
The Plus-+ sizes stores have started to expand their offerings, with stores in Los Angeles, San Francisco and