"Unrealistically Small": Netizens Support A Woman’s Fury Toward A Clothing Store

February 27, 2019 10:29

We have probably all found ourselves in unpleasant situations that just couldn’t be ignored. But what should you do if injustice is really global and not only affects your self-esteem, but also reduces quality of life?

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Some time ago, Ruth Clemens literally took the internet public by the storm with her angry appeal toward a large chain of clothing stores. As it turns out, sometimes not only the plus-size women, but also rather slender girls can’t find a proper model of their size. And the problem isn’t about style or fabric quality.

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Since the 80s, the general clothes size has “decreased” according to the imposed standards of beauty. The numbers on the labels have changed, while the actual size remained unchanged. For example, pants that were previously size 10, years later turned out to be size 14, as if reproachfully hinting that you should think about losing weight if you wish to wear size 10 again. In addition, different brands can use different size formats.

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Let’s go back to our heroine of today’s story. After visiting one of the H&M stores, Ruth encountered an unpleasant situation: she isn’t obese or even overweight, but she couldn’t manage to find fitting jeans since even the largest size presented in the store turned out to be too small for her. The girl decided to express her anger through social networks and received strong support from other users.

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I am not overweight, and my body is pretty average shape-wise. It's already difficult enough for me to find clothes that fit well because of my height, why are you making jeans that are unrealistically small? Am I too fat for your everyday range? Should I just accept that accessible and affordable high street and on-trend fashion isn't for people like me?

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Ruth's post was commented on over 15,000 times.

In recent years, there are many beautiful clothes for plus-size women. Although the mass market is full of items for such models, most of the products are focused on women with slender bodies: these items are inconvenient and even look ugly if worn by not very slim people. Moreover, this spoils their mood significantly and makes them underestimate their self-esteem.

Every woman is beautiful and deserves to wear suitable and attractive clothes no matter what size she is. Manufacturers should pay attention to make plus-size women stop feeling huge just because the fashion world is still trying to impose certain standards. What about you? What do you think about the modern fashion direction? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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