Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Should there be such a thing as plus size clothing?!

So today I thought I'd do a different kind of post and talk about a much debated topic. To give my opinion, I don't believe in the term "plus size clothing". I think it's wrong to create a separate term for a bigger size range of clothing and that people of these sizes can only shop at certain places.  I personally know people who have to buy clothes from these shops, and know how annoyed and upset they can get due to the fact they can't just walk into any shop and be able to buy something.

Being of a bigger size isn't always due to lifestyle choices, there are genuine illnesses that can cause weight gain which many people can't help. This is one of the reasons I think it is unfair to make bigger clothes less available. This also applies to smaller size clothing. Again, lifestyle choices aren't always the reason someone is a smaller size, it can be their genetics or just the way that persons body is. For example, I work in the clothes shop Warehouse and we generally only receive one size 6 and one size 16 in each item in our delivery. This could be down to the reason that sales figures show we don't often sell these sizes, but there have been times a customer has needed one of these sizes and we don't have any in the stockroom. I feel awful having to tell them that we don't have them!

Knowing people who wear these bigger sizes, I have seen the clothes and I have to say they aren't very fashionable! It's a fair point that sometimes people of bigger sizes don't suit certain fashions, but I think it's so unfair that just because of a clothing size they have to wear clothes that are so bland and shapeless. It's also the same with clothes at size 4 or 6 for example. Some shops just make the same dress in a size 6 and 16 without taking the fit into account.

There are shops out there like Simply Be and Evans for bigger sized clothing, but they are often over priced and they aren't open in every town or city. On the other hand, there aren't any high street shops specifically for people of smaller sizes, although places like Topshop do sell sizes 4 and 6. I wouldn't pay £20 for some of the tops that these stores sell for around £50; they can be such bad quality! Overall I think it can be a good idea to have these stores, but I think it would be a much fairer idea to have all sizes available at most stores in most styles!

I know this isn't a very long post but it's a topic I do feel strongly about and wanted to write a post about. What do you guys think? Leave comments on what your opinions are! :)


  1. I am the size 6 and I find it really hard to find things in my size which normally means having to get size 8 and only over sized styles. There are never any 6's when I go to stores always tons of 10s.

    I think they should have more sizes

    1. I definitely agree :) Thanks for reading! xx

  2. I am a size 16-18 and I like the lovely lady above me I struggle to find clothes in my size in certain shops. There does always seem to be a shed load of 8s and 10s and never any of the bigger sizes.

    I also find it annoying that some ranges don't go higher than a 14. Why just because we are slightly larger doesn't mean we don't want to just wear bedsheets.

    excuse my rant, found your blog through the #bbloggers chat. Your blog is cute

    C xx

    1. Thank you for taking the time to read my post :) Don't worry about ranting, I love rants haha!

      I completely agree with you. Just because people are a bigger size does not mean they have to compromise on fashion. Knowing people of bigger sizes I've seen the range of clothes that are available and it annoys me too!

      Thanks for commenting :) xxx


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