According to an article I just read in the New York Magazine Fashion section , the recession has now caused cutbacks in plus size clothing. Many stores have stopped offering or have been selling a limited amount of plus sized pieces. The reason for this being that it costs twice as much to produce clothing over a size twelve. Ladies don't freak out now.Though you may not be able to purchase the ussual amount of plus size designer pieces, Forever 21 has launched their own plus size line a couple of weeks back . They have cute pieces for reasonable prices. Go check it out now.