Body|Beauty|Culture England reports that the percentage of women wearing size 18 (US size 14) has increased 45% in just five years. Posting the chart by age group, we can report that the trend is strong in all women age 35 and over, until age 75, when the numbers drop off, due the shorter lives of overweight women.
The rate of weight gain seems to have stabilizes in women under 35 after 2003.
We also revisit our discussion of plus-size fashion, with good larger-size fashion news about Saks Fifth Avenue stores. Read on in Body|Beauty|Culture.