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America reigns as the fattest country, but I still purchase my apparel overseas

America reigns as the fattest country, but I still purchase my apparel overseas

It’s pretty evident that in fashion…

people carry around the idea that all women have the same body—the reality is we don’t. We used to look at every retailer’s website, just to find that the same size models with the same blonde hair were selling looks bigger bitches could never wear. But it recently just occurred to me that America is so diluted in its representation of straight-size women that the most fashionable looks for thickies come from outside the fattest country.

My go-to shopping spots…

are typically shops like Boohoo, Asos and Forever21. I’ve bitched and I’ve bragged about the looks I’ve purchased over the years, but something so obvious that slapped me in the face was the fact that most of my clothes aren’t even American brands.

Earlier this year, fashion icon, Zendaya, launched a collaboration line with Boohoo. Sadly, Z caught some heat for it as Twitter flipped out over the lack of inclusive sizing. What no one realized was that the larger sizes were the first to sell out.

So, clearly there’s a market for it.

If it isn’t enough proof that when plus-sizes are the first ones to fly off the shelf, there’s a market for bigger clothing, yet America lacks what other countries have endorsed. Even Khloe Kardashian is making the point that every size matters throughout her Good American brand:

and even Asos got hip to the trend:

People were losing their minds over the fashion brand’s decision to exhibit women’s clothing on all different body types, but let’s be real it’s ABD by Khloe (and hers is consistent site wide.

 HOWEVER!

Theses are all still the same bodies we’ve seen over and over and over and over again. Not every body is curvy like me, and not every body is thin. There are probably more in-between girls (8-12) and we’re not all shaped like an hourglass. Those are the bodies I wish to see because its something different and refreshing. I would have been really impressed if I saw a body like my thickie influencer, Gabrielle Lascano, or Lyndsay Patricia or even someone with the shape of Rebel Wilson, but once again, we see the same hourglass shape.

Despite my having the same shape as most of these curvy women making dough off of the socially acceptable fat-girl image, I’d like to see something else. Something my mom, cousins, and aunts could wear because they don’t look like me, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want them to be fashionable.

Every woman should have the opportunity to stunt on hoes without having to conform to society’s opinion of beauty. The whole point of fashion (to me, anyway) is for clothes to be an extension of oneself and the best version of you. That shouldn’t ever be compromised for the sake of society to judge you.

Haters out here will still read you for filth no matter what the fuck you look like. So brush ‘em off and be a success, because that is truly the ultimate revenge.

Do you think American brands sell clothes that fit you and not the other way around? Tell me your thicc thoughts in the comments, girls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • basic accounting July 4, 2020 3:03 am

    Next time I read a blog, Hopefully it does not disappoint me as much as this one. I mean, I know it was my choice to read, but I really thought you would probably have something helpful to talk about. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something you could possibly fix if you were not too busy seeking attention.

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      You’re right. It was your choice to read. And stop expecting the entire world from Black women and you won’t be disappointed 😉

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