I would venture to say that many of us do not have the same physical stature today that we did when we were in high school or college. If you do, I applaud you and your efforts. Sometimes we've just had multiple kids and life get in the way of exercise, and some women just have a larger physical structure than what society considers "average". It's something that most women think about each and every time they shop for clothes. How is this particular piece cut, does it run small or large, and then facing the reality of the size on the tag of the item that actually fits you.
It's never more prominent than when you are pregnant. You already feel huge, and you're battling hormones on top of that. Then you start needing maternity clothes, and it can be very upsetting to find that the "regular" maternity clothes just don't fit, regardless of the reason or situation. To make it worse, there isn't a huge supply of plus size maternity items available in the majority of stores in the mall. There is hope, however, with online shops such as One Stop Plus. Not only do they carry plus size maternity clothes, they are also affordable! This is such great news, because you have to have clothes that fit for the 9 months you need them, but since you'll only be wearing them for a few months, you don't want to spend a fortune!
I hope that if you know of someone who could benefit from this site, you'll pass the word along. The maternity selection is so cute. I'll also share with you a little secret. (They sell non-maternity clothes too, and a small is a size 12!). You can shop from there and give yourself a self-esteem boost when you put on the adjusted sizes :)