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Plus Size Active Wear

Updated on April 14, 2014

We Like to Move It! Move It!

It is a common misconception that plus size girls and women do not work out.

But we know better don't we? We walk, we run, we bike, we swim, we do yoga, we do Pilates, we play basketball, we play baseball, and oh, so much more. And we love to do it!

The problem up until now has been finding the plus size clothing and the support bras to do all the fun activities we love to do. Look no further! The Plus Size Active Wear lens highlights some of the best online vendors for plus size active wear.

Now go move it, move it with some style and comfort!

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Plus size active and day wear from Ashley Stewart.
Plus size active and day wear from Ashley Stewart.

Ashley Stewart

Functional and affordable...

This plus size clothing company is on the hub of plus size fashion for every day wear tops, bottoms, and dresses but they recently introduced a pretty and affordable selection of plus size active wear.

Their active wear lines includes pants, tops, and jackets varying from $25 to $40 at regular price; their sales are a steal.

They have a nice size range too -- 12 to 26. Their shipping is based on weight and they do ship internationally.

You will find some color blocking, print accents, bright colors, and neutral options to choose from.

Visit Ashley Stewart for plus size active wear.

Active Wear like Yoga Tops and Capris from State of Mind (UK)
Active Wear like Yoga Tops and Capris from State of Mind (UK)

State of Mind

Working out or doing errands...

This U.K. retailer is available in a few select retailers and online at their official site where they serve a worldwide market. I have had the opportunity to review a few of their high-quality products and found them impressive (there is a link to my full review in the next box).

State of Mind active wear offers plus size bottoms, tops, jackets and a few swimsuits for good measure. They have the usual yoga type wear that is figure hugging as well as some looser a-line styles.

Active wear tops from State of Mind range from $38 to $90 (US) bottoms from $60 to $80 (US). Currently they offer sizes 12 to 22 (US) and size 16 to 26 (UK)

Visit State of Mind for plus size active wear.

Get Moving with Shapely Girl - You Don't Have to Go to a Gym to Get a Workout

Debra Mazda ShapelyGirl Let's Get Moving!
Debra Mazda ShapelyGirl Let's Get Moving!

"Exercise Physiologist Debra Mazda, M. Ed is the #1 leader of the plus-size fitness movement and creator of the ShapelyGirl DVD series. With a belief that "Fitness Comes In Many Sizes" and an upbeat motivating style Debra inspires women of all shapes and sizes to "Get off the couch, start moving and change your life." Let's Get Moving! is the workout that will help you feel and look great. Even if you've never exercised before, you can..."

 

Blogger Reviews

I had the opportunity to review a few pieces from State of Mind, pop over to my blog and read the review and the one I found by another blogger.

Plus size active wear from Lola Getts.
Plus size active wear from Lola Getts.

Lola Getts Active

"Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Getts"

It is not a typical name for a clothing company but they are not your typical clothing store. Lola created this line for women who "seek style and comfort" in their active wear that is also fashionable has a "go power" attitude to it.

This plus size active wear line currently carries four tops with four color choices, five bottom with different fabric options. Prices range from $72 to $105.

Lola Getts currently dresses sizes 14 to 24 (let's hope they increase it). I could not find their shipping information but contacted them asking. Will update when I hear back.

Visit Lola Getts for plus size active wear.

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plus size active wear from Addition-Elle
plus size active wear from Addition-Elle

Addition-Elle / Penningtons

They have walk-in stores throughout Canada and now sell to an online audience via their website which they share with sister store Penningtons.

Addition-Elle has always had basic casual wear (tees and cotton pants) suitable for working out but over the last few years they have put more focus on creating an actual line of plus size active wear including: tees, tanks, jackets, cargo pants, and yoga pants. Penningtons actually has a larger selection of active wear which also includes shorts

Pieces at Addition-Elle are reasonably priced from $20 to $70 and come in sizes x to 4x. Active wear at Penningtons range from $20 to $50 and come in sizes x to 6x.

Visit Addition-Elle for plus size active wear.

Always For Me

This shop has always been one of my favorite for plus size swimwear but they also carry work out clothing like heavy duty sport bras, cami bras, t-shirts, bike shorts, yoga pants, and boot leg pants.

Always for Me offers sizes 1x to 6x. Prices range from $26 to $66 depending on item.

The Brands they offer include Danskin and A Big Attitude. Spend $50 and get a free pedometer.

Visit Always for Me for plus size active wear.

The definition of activity in this case is a sustained activity for at least 30 minutes. It can include things like yoga, swimming, aerobics, walking, boxing, bicycling, and tennis.

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Six Foot Round Yoga Mat

Here is a yoga mat that a plus size yogi can be proud of. No more readjusting to stay on the mat. No more hanging off the mat while doing floor (or worse, carpet) work. And it is big enough to share during toddler yoga.

This six foot mandala yoga mat is available from Yoga Accessories for $74.95.

Get your own Six Foot Mandala Round Yoga Mat.

Junonia

This plus size clothing company has been providing plus size active wear to curvy chics since 1995. They pride themselves on the quality of their clothing offering a 100% Satisfaction Return Policy.

They have a nice assortment of shorts, tights, yoga pants, t-shirts, bras (and more) in sizes 1x to 4x. Some items are yearly standards while some are updated every season. Be sure to register for their newsletter to get updated about seasonal promotions.

The website also offers advice on "keeping cool with wicking fabrics"; "how to layer for heat management" and "how to find support in a swim suit or a sports bra".

Visit Junonia for plus size active wear.

Danskin

Danskin, one of foremost makers of active and dance wear for decades, have been developing a plus size active wear line for a few years and it seemed to be coming into its own but has stagnated with just a few basic pieces.

Good for activities like yoga, walking, treadmill, aerobics, or just lounging around the house. Danskin offers bicycle shorts, leggings, t-shirts, camis, leotards, bras in sizes 1x to 4x for $40 to $60 depending on style and sales.

Visit Danskin for plus size active wear.

A Big Attittude

According to their website this company's ABA bike shorts have been featured on the NBC TV show "The Biggest Loser." Their leggings and bike shorts are available in sizes 4 to 26 and range in price from $30 to $44.

Besides shorts, they also carry yoga pants, t-shirts, leggings, sports bras, capri pants, sport tops and more. This site has been in operation for almost a decade.

Visit Big Attitude for plus size active wear.

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River's Edge Dancwear

If you are a dancing queen and need to find a dance outfit then this is probably where you should visit. They have plus size unitards, chiffon skirts, wrap skirts, leggings, jazz pants, cami leotards, and skating costumes.

Their clothing is available in sizes 2x to 6x in the plus size section with 1x in the regular line. Prices are reasonable for specialty products. Some items are special order and may take longer to arrive. They also have dance shoes and accessories.

Visit River's Edge Dancewear for plus size active wear.

Go Figure Go

This Canadian company has been producing plus size active wear in sizes 10 to 24 since 2002. If you are in the Vancouver area they will even custom make pieces for you.

Go Figure offers team wear, tees, tanks, long sleeves, capris, leggings, skorts, tennis skirts, bike shorts, and base layers.

All prices are in Canadian dollars. They ship in Canada and the U.S.

Visit Go Figure for plus size active wear.

Shimmy Sista

Belly dancing is quickly becoming a physical outlet for plus size women. Some dabble in it for fun while for others it is serious hobby.

Finding lovely clothes that complete the belly dance look and still feel comfortable has always been a challenge but shops like Shimmy Sista are making it easier.

They cover dancewear like unitards, tops, coin belts, scarves, and pants in sizes 1x to 4x. Reasonably priced too.

Visit Shimmy Sista for plus size bellydance clothing.

plus size yoga pant
plus size yoga pant

Moi Wear

This Canadian company currently offers five different styles of tops($42 to $68) and four different pants ($84) and three jackets ($96 to $110) for plus size women from size 14 to 24. Not all styles comes in all sizes but they are open to requests for additional sizing.

They offer a flat rate shipping for U.S. and Canada for $10!

Visit Mio for plus size active and yoga wear.

L. Rose Designs

They have been in business since 1989 offering tops, pants, skirts, dresses, belts, veils and accessories to regular and plus size women. The prices are reasonable for specialty items.

Not all items are in all sizes. In the plus size items available, the tops go up to 3x and the bottoms go up to 2x.

Visit L. Rose Designs for plus size active, dance, and hula wear.

Charlotte Jackson

This new company from the UK offers fitness clothing and gym wear for women as their debut line with hopes of expanding in the future.

Currently their line provides the basics, a few tops and a few pants to choose from. They dress curves size 16 to 24 and prices range from about $40 for a cute ruched tank to about $70 for yoga pant.

They are happy to ship internationally.

Visit Charlotte Jackson for plus size active wear.

JMS (Just My Size)

JMS, formerly Just My Size, is a major retailer in the plus size clothing sector especially for affordable bras. They also carry lingerie, swimwear, maternity and casual clothing. In their casual clothing you will find t-shirts, leggings and casual pants,

Most of their clothing is offered in sizes 1x to 4x but they also have a small selection in sizes 5x and 6x. You have to hunt a little more to find the workout clothing here but it is extremely affordable.

Visit JMS for plus size active wear.

plus size active wear from Hydro Chic
plus size active wear from Hydro Chic

Hydro Chic

If you spend a lot of time outdoors then you should consider Hydro Chic's plus size line of swim and sport clothing that fits up to size 4x. Tops and bottoms are sold separately to mix and match to your tastes.

The style is modest with most pieces covering arms and upper legs for ultimate sun protection. Pieces can be worn for activities in and out of the water. Prices for tops range from $69 to $84 and prices for bottoms range from $58 to $90. Hydro Chic will ship worldwide.

Visit Hydro Chic for plus size active wear.

I Would Like to Recommend...

Wendy Shanker has written for national women's magazines, hosted fashion shows, traveled far and wide to gather the data compiled for the "The Fat Girl's Guide to Life." Ok, maybe not "far and wide" but she has first hand experience. Wendy is thirty-two years old and she has been fat for most of her life. Now she is putting that experience to good use.

Shanker's style is blunt and to the point. She says it like it is (or at least as she sees it) with a little bit of sarcastic sometimes comedic twist. She is not degrading like most fat humorists. She is respectful but truthful. Her raw humor made it easy to read. But this book definitely is not all about humor. It is about being fat in a media infested world.

Shanker's book is not what I would call a step by step guide but a "get real" guide. It is time to admit you are "Fat" and then get on with it... Life. Stop dwelling on how you do not have, Cameron Diaz's thighs, and go have some fun. Through her personal experience and empowering dialogue I think she is setting an example. I am looking forward to her next book. Perhaps "The Fat Girl's Guide to Life: Part II."

Taffy Racer Top
Taffy Racer Top

Taffy Active Wear

This new line of plus size active and yoga wear from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was developed by fitness instructor Katie Kozloff and offers tops, bottoms, and jackets.

The online shop offers sizes 14 to 24. The prices are pretty reasonable with tops between $25 to $50 and pants between $35 to $50. There is a limited selection with some styles still listed as "coming soon".

There is free shipping on orders in the U.S. but I could not find any other shipping information.

Visit Taffy for plus size active wear.

Thank you for visiting my Plus Size Active Wear lens. Before you go please sign my guestbook and answer one of these questions:

  • What is your favorite activity?
  • Do you wear special active wear to work out?
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      dawnrenee88 3 years ago

      Something I enjoy doing is playing my fitness games with my xbox 360 and kinect. I currently only have a few games though. I also really enjoy purchasing fitness clothing from my local walmart when there on sale. There is no target in my local area so I don't go there much and when I do there's nothing on sale I like. And I prefer indoor when my room is organized otherwise out doors in thew summer.

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      Klaartje Loose 4 years ago

      Salsa dancing!! And walking along the beach, cycling, swimming. I prefer outside, my favourite summer weekend activity is dancing salsa at a beach pavilion..

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      Darcie French 4 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      Every human body needs a plus size yoga mat!! Not every yogi is only 5.5lbs like me :)

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      sweetstickyrainbo 4 years ago

      love the plus sized lovelies

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      RadaFrancis LM 4 years ago

      great lens and inspiration to get active. *Blessed*

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      Stanley Green 4 years ago from Czech Republic

      Hi. I prefer running. I also do some exercises at home. All the best for all who is exercising! Don't give up folks!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      great lens!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My favorite activity is softball. I would like to point out a problem I am having in finding a runners/walkers hydration belt for plus sized people. Many belts only go up to a size 46" or 50" and it's really frustrating.

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      Moe Wood 4 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      @JoshK47: Many thanks!

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      JoshK47 4 years ago

      Wonderful stuff - love it! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: HI where do you find clothing for these sports that are not yoga style -clingy, too tight through abdomen area - nothing has any ruching or any fullness in that area - I do all these things and cannot find anything that is comfortable and does not look like yoga

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks - I appreciate this! It has been so frustrating finding wick away clothing! My favorite activities include volleyball, softtball, kayaking, biking, swimming, hiking and golf..and yes, I am very Plus size!

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      Nightlife-Author 4 years ago

      this is very beautiful lens

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      clouda9 lm 4 years ago

      Love your plus-size active wear picks on here. JMS and Danskin are my faves to wear 'when' I'm working out and perspiring.

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      Moe Wood 4 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      @anonymous: Awesome! Thank you, I will have to check them out.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Love yoga and hiking - one of the best activewear brands I've found that fits my 3x/4x body is Zella, at Nordstroms.

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      Jen withFlash 4 years ago

      I love to go horseback riding. Nothing beats it.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @Vatagirl: Thank you! Ive been looking for what you are describing!

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      OliviaDaughter LM 5 years ago

      I enjoy walking outdoors. Really nice variety of activewear.

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      maraga 5 years ago

      wonderful lens. thank you

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      Vatagirl 5 years ago

      Hi Everyone, Vata Brasil Activewear also has a great line of Plus size activewear that is Onefit fabric that doesn't loose it's shap G is size 12-18 and GG is 20-26 . every stylish and great fresh colours, high quality of suplex nylon,doesn't fade has great compression.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Yikes. All this is well and good, but I was searching for Plus Size Water Aerobic Flotation Belts. Thusfar all I see is waist sizes to 48". No, no, no. I will come back and take another look at these great clothes, though! :-)

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      InfernalCombust 5 years ago

      Great lens. As a curvy girl who is trying to become more and more active, I was dismayed to discover how difficult it is to find athletic wear that fits me. There is so much talk about how people who are overweight need to exercise, but it's discouraging when you can't find basic things like workout clothing. This is a great resource.

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      Leah J. Hileman 5 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      I love swimming. When it's too cool in the pool, I walk in my neighborhood.

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      Moe Wood 5 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      @kathysart: Thanks!

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      Moe Wood 5 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      @Justswimmingly: That is the good thing about plus size shopping online right now -- many more options than we have ever had.

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      Moe Wood 5 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      @norma-holt: Thanks!

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      norma-holt 5 years ago

      Wonderful stuff. Blessed and featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2012. Hugs

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      Justswimmingly 5 years ago

      Great Lens! You have so many great recommendations here.

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      Very cool lens.. yay for all the cute outfits and suggestions. Thumbs UP!! Blessings from a Squid Angel too.

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      sherioz 5 years ago

      Great lens. Want to see more normally sized women on the media.

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      BrandonSharp 5 years ago

      This lens is awesome! Yes, larger people do workout and yes we do like to workout in clothing other than jogging suits.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very interesting lens

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      ohcaroline 5 years ago

      Thanks for all the plus-size active wear companies. I need to check some of them out.

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      Mona 5 years ago from Iowa

      I've always been a big girl and must stay active in order to keep it from getting out of control. I use exercise as a way to be able to still eat many of the foods I love. You've made a wonderful selection of workout wear here. Being comfortable and looking good while working out make all the difference.

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      Excellent selections. At home I live in Danskin yoga pants!

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      justholidays 5 years ago

      It isn't always easy to find activewear for plus size women that comes in a nice design. From the pictures I can see on this page, the companies that you selected produce good looking plus size activewear and that's what all of us, plus size women, needed! Thank you for this.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thanks, great lens.

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      dawngibson lm 6 years ago

      Thanks for making this lens. It addresses an important issue without judgment or any other junk. Bravo!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Exercising is more fun when you know you just look good doing it and you have the active wear to make the plus size ladies look fine!!!

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      maryctucker 6 years ago

      Nice Collection in Lens..Keep it good work

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      bikerministry 6 years ago

      Bicycling - well when I make myself do this. Yes there are nice padded shorts for the bicycle and I love riding on the streets, not in a room facing a wall on a stationary bike.

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      LoveHeartsXoXo 6 years ago

      Great Lens!

      Favorite activity is walking outdoors!!

      My active wear is worn in layers and I wear my pedometer!! Every step counts!

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      Cynthia Davis 6 years ago from Pittsburgh

      Lucky Leprechaun Angel Blessings!

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      Diana Grant 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Once again you've done some great work here - Angel Blessings from me, and I have featured it on my lens "Big Woman - Plus Size Clothes"

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      miaponzo 6 years ago

      I've always been embarrassed to wear this kind of stuff in front of other people.. so I just exercise at home :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I like it! Good lens

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      poutine 6 years ago

      Great info.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Another great lens! I am glad I found your writing. Thanks! :)

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      Deborah LM 6 years ago

      Great lens!

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      Moe Wood 6 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      @anonymous: Thank you! I'll add that one to the list.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I found a great Canadian company that makes lululemon quality yoga wear for plus sizes. The company is called MiO and it is an online store at miowear.com. It also carries the Enell sports bra which I added to my purchase when I bought their yoga pants. They fit great and I feel awesome when I wear them. I just ordered their jacket- can't wait.

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      WindyWintersHubs 6 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      I need some new fitness wear. Thanks for your reviews of these brands! :)

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      Moe Wood 7 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      @julieannbrady: I know! It's so catchy. I love it. You can't help but move some part of your body while listening to it. :D

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      julieannbrady 7 years ago

      OMG ... do you know what was playing out in my head yesterday and wouldn't quit? Move it Move it Move it! And, here I am!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I am very pleased with the products from Lila plus. delivery was fast and the shipping was really cheap. just what I was looking for. Kris.

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      Cynthia Davis 8 years ago from Pittsburgh

      Great lens on plus size active wear. I've lensrolled it to Women's Sportswear Bargains. Five stars!

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