Women Have to Pay More for Plus-Size Jeans at Old Navy, but Men Don't

Retailer joins other brands in body-image controversies

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Old Navy becomes the latest brand to find itself embroiled in a plus-size controversy.

It is under fire for charging women more for plus-size jeans, sizes 16 to 30. Men, meanwhile, pay one price for a pair of denim no matter the size. A Change.org petition—which has already gathered over 25,000 supporters—notes the price disparity can be up to $15 for women. For years, plus-size women have paid higher prices because manufacturers claim more fabric leads to higher production costs.

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