Nowadays we have a polite name for clothes size: Plus-size bed.
As early as 1950 Lane Bryant had different words for larger sizes.
A free catalog of clothes for girls who are "too plump to fit into normal size."
The size of this womans life is … – Well … – Not really what I would call stout. The reason for her smile is because she is wearing a "Gay Gingham Frock".
By Vintage Lulu and Basement mother.