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What Is Average? Size 16 Is the New Normal for US Women

For American women, the old size 14 is the new 16, according to Today Style. The information comes courtesy of the Textile Institute, which did a study on women’s real body measurements. It found that over the last two decades, women’s average waist size has increased 2.6 inches. While the popular thing to do these days is encourage women to embrace their curves, I’m more concerned that these extra inches, while “average,” may be more a reflection of your...

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