Petite AND Plus Size

Its took me a long time to pluck up the courage to talk about this. There is so much negativity out there regarding plus size women and the sheer amount of “trolling” that happens is disgusting.

Anyway, that rants over now. I wanna give a big shout out to the high street brands out there that are embracing plus size women but we have a long way to go still. With the average size of women in the UK a size 16 more high street brands need to get their act together.

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Shops such as Simply be, New look and River Island are adding more and more to their size range but I still think they need to be adding more styles and allowing the girls to choose what they want to wear and how they’ll look rather than be dictated too by such little choice.

For me personally…I am 4ft 11inch (ish haha) and a average size 16. Not one single shop has address that there are shorter women out there who are plus size. Not every small woman has a tiny frame and is a size 6 and not every plus size women has size 8 feet and its 6ft tall so why are we stilling being put in boxes and labelled.

I need to buy wide fit shoes in a size 3 and it’s so difficult as many plus size shoes are larger sizes.

I know there are shops I could go to and tailor make my own things but that’s not what I want, I want to be able to go to a shopping centre and not feel embarrassed or disappointed when I leave empty handed because they don’t have my size.

So back to my point, The High Street still has things to learn, I suppose if it wasn’t for options like mine then we may never have plus size ranges so maybe….maybe one day they’ll do a Petite and Plus Size range!

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Girls out there that have the same issue as me I would LOVE to hear from you and any tips on where I should be looking if I’m missing something!

Cheers Gx

 

 

 

 

5 Comments

  1. February 27, 2016 / 10:52 pm

    Never be afraid to write about something that you’re passionate about telling the world. Society isn’t made up of one type of individual.. It’s diverse, but sometimes only one group often dominates- when in reality everyone has a voice and deserves to be heard. So girl, congrats on your courage! Be proud of yourself . -xo Zaychishka

    • February 28, 2016 / 3:56 pm

      Thanks Girl! I means a lot to me, your totally right about individuality…im glad the world is moving forward and more accepting now! Gx

  2. April 1, 2016 / 1:34 pm

    Oh boy! And I joke that I’m short (5’2″). That must be so difficult to find clothes. Do you use a tailor at all? That’s what I plan on doing once I start building my “professional” wardrobe.

    • April 1, 2016 / 1:46 pm

      I know! Tell me about it! The great thing is my mum is a seamstress so she alters everything for me but I’m seriously thinking about it for my boots buts it’s pricey!

      • April 1, 2016 / 3:03 pm

        That’s great! My grandmother taught me how to hem, so I can do that for work pants (my legs are what’s short), but I also have an issue of being more “hourglass” than others and I have no clue how to do any other alterations. And size 3 feet? That’s sooo tiny! I can’t even imagine your frustrations!

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