Monday, August 9, 2010

Unhelpful and Unrealistic



While performing a Google search for womanwithin.org, I inadvertently came across a clothing company with the same name - one that seemed to specifically cater to plus sized women. As I am a plus sized gal, (one who is easily frustrated with clothes shopping,) I clicked the link to check them out.



People - if you wish to sell your clothing to the plus sized community, how about using plus-sized models to show how the clothes will really fit? I was so put off by this that I called their customer service number and told them how I felt.

4 comments:

Slywy said...

Those ARE plus-sized women compared to your typical "supermodel." ;)

That's okay—Lane Bryant posted something about how they want to be all young and stuff, which is great. They just lost me, an "old" customer.

JoniB said...

Bravo Stephanie! I agree! I feel the same way - and need the larger sizes, too.

Darcy said...

In this instance I totally agree with you. I can't really relate (not a woman, not plus size), but it's absurd to have non-plus-size women modelling plus-size clothing. On the other hand, I don't agree with all the people wanting "plus-size" women to model most clothing. We shouldn't have too-skinny models either, but we should have healthy models. And neither too-fat or too-skinny is as healthy as we can be.

Emily said...

These are "plus-sized models," sadly. The modeling industry uses size 12 models for this purpose, which doesn't show how the same garment should fit a size 20 (or even 16.)

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