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Take survey regarding preferred terms for plus-size clothing

PULLMAN, Wash. – Research to identify words that plus-size women find undesirable for describing their clothing sizes includes an online survey that is seeking participants.

Washington State University researchers are asking those over age 18 who wear clothing termed plus-size, women’s size 14 or larger to participate in the study. Taking the online survey is voluntary and anonymous; no personal, identifying information will be requested.

To participate, go to

For more information, contact Deborah Christel, assistant professor or WSU apparel, merchandising, design and textiles, at



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