The first usage of the term ‘plus sized’ was found in a Lane Bryant ad in the late 1920s.
The Beginning of the Term ‘Plus Size’
Up until the late 1800s, we all made our clothes from home. There were no Forever 21s or malls to buy the latest trends. Everything was tailored to our exact shape, and we weren’t defined by what brands considered to be a size 6 or 8 that year. Thanks to a developing fashion industry and industrial growth, mass manufacturing took over the job of making our clothes.