Next is selling ‘plus size’ clothes for children as young as three – Telegraph.co.uk
Plus size clothes are on sale on Britain’s high streets for children as young as three, in what health campaigners say is a sign that childhood obesity has moved beyond epidemic proportions.
The comments come as it has emerged that high street retailer Next is selling a range of “plus fit” clothing for children aged between 3 and 16.
Included in the range, which is for boys and girls, are a number of pairs of jeans and tracksuit bottoms designed for children with larger than average waists.
The retailer’s “age 3 plus fit” trousers have a waistband which is 5cm larger than a standard “age 3″ waistband, at 58 cm compared to 53 cm. “Age 10 plus fit” trousers have a waistband of 69 cm in size, compared to a 64 cm measure on standard “age 10″ trousers.