This makes for sad reading – and it’s not like it was written a few years ago – nope, this was written this month. Personally, I don’t believe it’s that they don’t think there is a market for them in the plus size community. I […]
Having trouble finding great workwear clothes if you’re plus size? I know I do – I have a staple collection of brands I use but never quite look the way I want to. Well, here’s a few more brands from the United States that I’m going to check out immediately! The great news is that most ship internationally.
This is what we want to see more off! It’s great to see the U.K. version of Cosmopolitan using a plus-size model on the cover! We couldn’t be more pleased. No doubt there will be nay-sayers out there claiming that it’s encouraging people to be […]
What’s the Issue?
Retail giant Walmart Canada is joining the likes of Old Navy and is now charging a “fat tax” on plus size clothes, charging as much as $5 more for the same item. The argument they make is that more fabric is required in to manufacture plus size clothes.
So, does it cost more?
It does. At Charlotte Jackson our
Earlier this year U.K. based retailer New Look admitted it charged more for plus size clothes. They have since changed their policy to one price for all sizes. That’s still not good enough. The fact that they discriminated in the first place is the issue. Retailers make plenty of profit out of the clothing they sell, this is just a way to be inclusive of the plus size market. But the give with one hand and take with the other. That leaves us, the general public, to decide where we want to spend our hard earned money – with those retailers who consider all sizes and treat all the same, or those who want to include larger sizes but still want to make sure they discriminate – even if it’s just on price.
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I have sausage fingers. I do. They’re not short but they’re kind of chunky, like sausages, and though I’d love to wear rings I have difficulty finding any that fit more than my pinky finger! That’s one of the problems if you’re considered plus-size. It […]
Really interesting article on plus-size fashion with comment from Refinery29. If we’re to believe Liroy Choufan, the author of the original article, then it makes for sad reading. I would hope that in the 21st Century, society, as a whole, can consist of all types of beauty. To do this we need to stop comparing ourselves to others and promote our own uniqueness. The world would be a very dull place indeed if we all looked alike. As Coco Chanel once said, “In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” So be different, and be yourself.
Almost a decade ago, when I started volunteering with All Walks (the campaign for diversity in fashion), the idea of ‘plus size’ models in high fashion was a stretch for many in the industry. People thought our campaign was well-meaning, sure – but, realistically, they couldn’t believe it would ever happen.
I have to say I love VS underwear, but, I guess like many other women, I have a very limited, if not a non-existent range of items I can buy. There is still a misconception amongst fashion retailers that women (and men) of an “alternative” […]