Mateo wanted to hear more about the finer details of the product placement of plus-size clothing in the department store where her mother worked.
‘I wore a size 22 as a teen and had to buy my clothes in the women's plus-size section,’ she recalls.
Seeing a plus-size woman as the star of a TV show - good for the community.
I think their clothes are cut to fit plus-size teenagers.
The veteran designer creates special-occasion clothes exclusively for plus-size women.
These days, I no longer have to shop in the plus-size section of the store.
I continued with my unhealthful eating habits and felt more miserable as the weight came on, but I did nothing about it except buy larger plus-size clothes.
A curvaceous size 18 herself, she has made a business out of catering to plus-size women in a way that no department store can match.
The plus-size niche currently accounts for 20 percent of the total apparel market.
I accepted the fact that I was heavy and would have to shop at plus-size clothing stores for the rest of my life.