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What is Sample Size?

August 1, 2016
  • Photographer: Kristiina Wilson
    Stylist: Rachel Donelan
    HMU: Michael Chua
    Model: Liz Black

    Even with the increase in body acceptance, thin models still dominate the high fashion runways. The “sample size” body is still an industry standard, a far cry from 67% of US women who wear a size 14 or larger. Fashion writer Liz Black shows the jarring dichotomy of the average woman’s body attempting to breach those sample size garments, reminiscent to how the plus-size movement is attempting to breach the fashion industry today.

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