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Curves and Chaos 2010 Survey Results: Part 1

In August I created the First Annual “Curves and Chaos 2010 Survey.” There were 201 responses to this survey. My goal was to get a sense of what other curvy women thought about shopping, brands, and other things that pertain to us in regards to fashion. I will post this in a three part series. 

Part 1

Age
18-24 40%
25-30 33%
31-39 19%
40-50 5%
50-above 3%

Where do you currently live?

United States 76%
United Kingdom 9%
Asia 0%
South America 0%
Africa 0%
Australia 1%
Canada 5%
Europe 5%
Other 2%

What clothing size do you currently wear?

US 12 / UK 14 / AU 16 3%
US 14 / UK 16 / AU 18 11%
US 16 / UK 18 / AU 20 27%
US 18 / UK 20 / AU 22 16%
US 20 / UK 22 / AU 24 12%
US 22 / UK 24 / AU 26 12%
US 24 / UK 26 / AU 28 9%
US 26 / UK 28 / AU 30 3%
US 28 / UK 30 / AU 32 1%
Other 3%

What term do you use when describing plus-size clothing?

Plus-Size 84%
Woman’s 4%
Extended 0%
Generous 0%
Full-Figured 5%
Other 6%

When describing your own body, in physical terms, what do you call yourself?

Plus-Size 13%
Curvy 28%
Chubby 5%
Fat 24%
Thick 5%
Large 2%
Full-Figured 16%
I don’t see myself as a “size.” 1%
Other 3%

How do you prefer to do your clothing shopping?

Online 11%
In-Store 38%
Catalog 0%
All of the Above 49%
I don’t like shopping. 2%

Where do you prefer to buy your clothing? 

Online Retailers 6%
Specialty Boutiques 1%
Plus-Size Only Retailers 12%
Major Department Stores 3%
Discount Stores 3%
Vintage/Thrifting 1%
All of the Above 74%

Part 2 will be released soon…stay tuned.

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  • Elizabeth a.k.a Liz

    Very interesting….especially the terms curvy/fat…..and the avg. size 16/18.

  • Moe

    I thought this was interesting too. Especially describing clothing and describing self.

  • The Buxom and The Beautiful

    Great idea!! I'm excited to see the rest of the results!