NikeWomen Expands Size Range Up to 22

Nike just added sizes 14-22 to their Women's fitness range.
Getting with the times.

Sportswear giant Nike have just stepped into the plus-size sportswear market, announcing on Friday that they will now sell a range for women who fit in 1X-3X sizes, which roughly translates to sizes 14-22.

This new move finally acknowledges that in reality, the desire to work out and play sports has no size attached to it.  So far, consumers agree too; Instagram user @alrj91_72 left a comment that read: "So glad you have plus size clothing now, it's nice to be able to feel good as we train," with @rosyhannakate adding "Nike is fashionable and people will feel less out of place in the gym etc if they have something to wear which isn't so different from the usual gym wear you see." There have however been some complaints that with bra sizes only going up to size 38, the available options don't accurately reflect the bust size of many women who usually fall under the 'plus-size' label.

We're happy to see Nike upping the ante with their empowering recent campaigns, recently tapping the badass Serena Williams for a film about equality in sport as well.

Main Images via @NikeWomen

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Tia Elisabeth Glista is the founding Editor in Chief of Couturesque Magazine.  She is also a textbook Taurus (ambitious, aesthetically-driven, very stubborn) who can at any given time be found listening to BANKS and looking at pictures of puppies.  Click here to follow her on Instagram. 

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