Let’s be real: The fashion industry is effed up, especially when it comes to producing clothes that fit for a diverse range of body types. Obviously this is particularly sucky if you’re a girl rocking plus size clothing. It’s hard enough to find things that fit, so it’s even more ridiculous that bigger girls have to deal with criticism for the things they want to wear. Because, of course, heaven forbid a plus size woman wear a tight dress or skinny jeans; those are only for girls who are a size four, right? Ugh, no, not right, not right at all.
An open letter to Target about my grievances over the plus size section.
It is time for a fucking revolution.
If the fashion industry thrives on newness and novelty then they are failing themselves.
If you want a ‘new twist on a classic style’ I’ve got one for you.
Make a pencil skirt for someone who is 5ft 3.
Make a white shirt that will button over my breasts.
Make a shift dress that doesn’t get ‘nipped in at the waist’.
Make a pair of shoes that won’t aggravate my ankle injury.
Make a ‘nude-coloured’ dress that is dark brown.
Make your plus-sized jeans in actual denim, not some shitty stretch fabric dyed blue.
You want a fresh take on the classics?
Try making your clothes for someone who isn’t six foot tall and a size 6.
oh and also make fucking steel-toed boots under the size mens 8 1/2
Make some form-fitting shirts that are thick enough to stop our bras from showing through.
Make sensitive skin-friendly buttons and clasps so we don’t have worry about the metal making us break out in contact dermatitis (that’s a localized rash that can easily become an infection, for the uninformed).
Make a long dress that is easy to go to the bathroom in.
Make a pair of jeans that actually fit in the crotch area instead of putting us at risk of a yeast infection (No “V”).
Make more dress shoes that aren’t heels.
Put more pockets in women’s clothes.
CREATE A FUCKING UNIVERSAL SIZING SYSTEM THAT MAKES SENSE.
Amen to all.
Enough bullshit. New sizes
Have you noticed that when a slim girl dates a big guy, he’s seen and called a teddy bear by friends
But when a big girl dates a slim guy, she’s called a whale, truck, “why would you do that to yourself man”?
It’s almost as if people are especially fatphobic towards women
And they make it seem like we live in a sexist and misogynistic society