March '20

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2 0 2 0 M A R C H P R I N T W E A R 4 1 When working with your customer there are a couple of key factors to note. First, don't confuse an XL women's fit with a 1X plus size. Generally a plus fit XL or 2X shirt is still cut the same as a women's fit small, medium, or large; and the shape of the shirt will be the same. It will simply increase in inches. However, a plus size 1X or 2X will be a different shape, being roomier in the bust and hips. Also, don't discount the height of the individual. You may have a teenager with a 'straight' body that is 5'10". If you put them in a junior fit shirt, it will likely look like a crop top. Women's sizes come in categories based upon body shape. The consider- ations are height (back length); wheth- er the bust, waist, and hips are straight and narrow (characteristics of a teen- ager) or curvier (most adult women); and whether the bust line is higher or lower (characteristics of younger and older women, respectively). As such, most manufactures put women's cloth- ing into three categories: • L a d i e s / M i s s e s / Wo m e n's Fi t : The most common category for women's clothing. For women of about average height (5'4") with an average bust height and an hourglass figure. Sizes range from 2–16 or XS–4X. • Junior Fit: For shorter women (less than 5'4") with higher busts and fairly straight bodies (usually teenagers). Sizes range from 1–15 or XS–XL. • Plus Sizes: For women larger than a size 16 of average height. These sizes have a similar fit to ladies and misses with more room in the bust and hips. Sizes are from 18–up and 1X–up. Top: Women's sizes come in categories based upon body shape. (Image courtesy Comfort Wash) Above: The materials used in women's clothing are usually softer, thinner, more sheer, and often have a fine texture. (Image courtesy Alternative Apparel) 720-746-9075 | Free Shipping On Supply Orders Over $ 99 Screen printing supplies, Siser HTV supplies, and Equipment.

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