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Paris/Italy as a Plus-Sized female?

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This is going to be a strange thread, I fear.

I am leaving for Paris/Italy in less than five weeks. I am traveling with my "normal sized" adult daughter. I am a "plus size" American woman. :) I would characterize my size as similar to Queen Latifah. (I have a figure, but it is proportionately larger than it was when I was a teen.) :)

I know that the bathrooms/showers can be very tiny in Europe. I've seen pictures of the baths/showers at all of our hotels and think with the exception of one, I should be ok. (Even though I am plus-sized, I am in excellent health. Cholesterol and blood pressure are fine; I get lots of exercise and ride [on my trail bike] at least 30 miles a week, usually more. My adult daughters are constantly telling me to "slow down!") :)

But I do have a couple of questions. I am not oblivious to the dirty looks and rude comments from some Americans. Should I be prepared for the same in Europe? Is there as much weight discrimination there as here? Or more?

I was also wondering, after reading comments on several threads about how one can always go shopping in Europe if they forget to pack something. Well, that's probably true for size-8 women. Is it true for plus-sized women? Would I have a very difficult time finding affordable clothing if I needed it? In Paris? In Rome?

Just would like to know what I'm in for. :) Thanks for any replies and I appreciate y'all being non-judgemental. :)

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