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    Long Island struggles to cater to plus-sized women’s fashion needs

    By: Kian McKoy Christmas decor tumbles from every inch of the Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove, NY, each corridor filled with holiday classics that ring in the festive season. Display windows trumpet the newest sales, while the winter-ready mannequins model the latest faux-fur lined fashions. On Nov. 5, J.Crew, a brand known for its ‘preppy’ fashion and sizes that cap at a 16, launched a winter collection with on-the-rise plus brand, Universal Standard, and carries sizes ranging from 00-32. This follows a successful summer 2018 collaboration with Universal Standard.   Moves such as this are often met with praise and excitement, especially considering that 67 percent of American women…