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Forever 21 goes plus size!
bloomie79 wrote in fatshionista
Yes, you heard me. Forever 21 is launching a plus size line called Faith 21 which will be sold in a few shops in May and online. Can I say how much I LOVE the fact that they will be selling plus in their stores rather than creating a separate plus size store. Although it'd be nice if they just expanded the range of sizes of what they currently have rather than create a whole new line.


There is also another article on plus size fashion (or rather the lack of it) as part of the whole series and it is one of the best articles I've read on plus size fashion in a long time http://www.latimes.com/features/lifestyle/la-ig-size1-2009mar01,0,2345629.story.

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Yeah, and the fact that universal sizing is far from universal makes this all the more true. Just look at how different Old Navy and Target's sizes are!

Come to think of it, with the variety of human shapes and sizes, the very idea of squeezing into S, M, L, or XL (or even sizes 0-12) seems very ridiculous. I feel very Venti Latte right now, or something. :P

:) You have no idea how many times I have been at target trying to pull a jrs xl with no stretch over my head, sweat pouring down my face and didn't know whether to laugh or cry. It is faintly ridiculous, isn't it?!

:) I spent part of my afternoon trying on clothing, came home in a bad mood, was sitting here trying to figure out if I have intense body dysmorphia or really am shaped like a poached egg. It never fails to amaze me how sizing/design confusion can bring up so many issues.

I'm not obsessed with being a certain size or number, and I'll gladly pick up a higher or lower number off the rack for a better fit. But sometimes when I try stuff on I have to wonder WHO they are designing for... because it's so clearly not a short-waisted, 5'4", small-chested woman with shelves for hips. :P

You might find this Wiki interesting then. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EN_13402

It's about Europe's attempt to standardize sizing. I believe it says they're stuck in Stage 4, but they've been at it since the 90's.

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