Lauren Wire has gained back 12 of the 50 pounds she lost leading up to the pandemic. Many people are changing clothing sizes depending on how they spent their time sheltering at home. Photo: APLauren Wire has gained back 12 of the 50 pounds she lost leading up to the pandemic. Many people are changing clothing sizes depending on how they spent their time sheltering at home. Photo: AP
Lauren Wire has gained back 12 of the 50 pounds she lost leading up to the pandemic. Many people are changing clothing sizes depending on how they spent their time sheltering at home. Photo: AP

Did your waistline shrink or expand in pandemic lockdown? Fashion brands add larger sizes

  • People are changing sizes because of their exercise habits and food choices during the global lockdowns, and clothing brands are taking note
  • Online returns of clothing purchases in the US doubled from mid-March to early June, and some companies are adding larger sizes to their collections

Topic |   Fashion
Lauren Wire has gained back 12 of the 50 pounds she lost leading up to the pandemic. Many people are changing clothing sizes depending on how they spent their time sheltering at home. Photo: APLauren Wire has gained back 12 of the 50 pounds she lost leading up to the pandemic. Many people are changing clothing sizes depending on how they spent their time sheltering at home. Photo: AP
Lauren Wire has gained back 12 of the 50 pounds she lost leading up to the pandemic. Many people are changing clothing sizes depending on how they spent their time sheltering at home. Photo: AP
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