Misconception about “fatties” and their clothing.
I have no idea how people might’ve gotten the idea, but there seems to be a misconception that overweight people can’t dress; that they all wear ugly clothes, that never seem to fit properly.
Now, I’m not saying that a lot of people actually do dress in a way that’s not fitting for their weight nor the shape of their body, but let’s be honest; we all know skinny people that dress poor, too.
The thing is though, it’s not just people’s misconception; a lot of clothing designers seem to be under the same impression. I mean, I’m a teenage girl and I enjoy shopping (to a certain degree, of course), but shopping is a downright hassle because designers seem to think that all overweight people are also old women who enjoys shapeless t-shirts with flower-prints on them. Don’t even get me started on the pants that are always too long for a 5”2 girl because apparently, all “fatties” are tall and fat.
I enjoy dressing up, I enjoy looking nice. Which is why I want to take that misconception, trample all over and yell “UP YOUR’S, SOCIETY!”
In order to do so, I’ve looked up some online stores.
Torrid; Torrid is a great online store, for those of you who haven’t heard of it. It’s got lots of good clothes, dressed, tops, you name it! It also has, unlike many other sites, a variety of jeans. For instance; if you’re short (like me) and overweight, and you want a pair of skinny jeans, you’d have no problem finding it there. Same goes if you’re tall, overweight and you want flared jeans. They really do have great variety when it comes to their clothing. Another thing Torrid does great, is their shoes. I have quite short feet, yet they’re wide which is really troublesome when shopping online, or just shopping in general. Most of their shoes have 3 “sizes” of widths, which I think is awesome.
Asos; Another really, really great site is Asos. They really lack in the “frumpy, fat aunt” department, which is amazing. All of their clothing are pretty modern and up-to-date, which means you can be overweight and flaunt your stuff at the same time.
SUCK IT, SOCIETY!
(Unfortunately, I failed to find male clothing; mostly because I hardly ever use male clothing myself. However, I did find one which is Kingsize. They’re located in Australia, but they ship to the US. It is tall as well, though. I’m sorry I couldn’t find anything better!)