Thursday 24 August 2017

Misguided by Missguided

Alarm set for 9am, I hastily rushed straight to the Missguided site in sheer glee that I could get my hands on their new Barbie collaboration that they had extended to plus size. Their first drop of the collection had only been made in a size 4 - 16 so myself and many other Barbie loving gals were pretty upset that we had been excluded. The collection featured pink velour shorts and matching hoodies, cute little crop tops, mesh tops, quilted skirts and denim jackets. It was clearly a huge hit and sold out almost instantly. I had money, I wanted that too!

So back to me this morning. I get to the saved page, hit refresh and what do I find?! 8 t shirts. That's it. 8. Now this alone gets me sad. I'm a woman, I'm 35. I LOVE fashion, I love experimenting with styles and I bloody love colour. My hair is BRIGHT PINK! So why would I rush to a Barbie collab collection for drab, grey T shirts? Why? Because for brands like Missguided it's easy. It shuts us fattys up. 

Let's take a look at what my money could have bought me IF I was under a size 16

Now let's see what us fat girls have been given...

I really love that they've modelled them plus size T shirts on a plus size girl too...

So IF I decided that these boring T shirts were just what my colourful life was missing, look at how many we get in comparison to the 16 and unders. Why? How? Do these brands just not get it? I might be a blogger, I might get the odd bit of clothing given to me but I do spend money. I'm sick and tired of brands spinning me the same old bullshit, telling us that 'plus just doesn't sell' or the old 'it costs us too much'. If you gave us the same choices as straight sizes, YOU WOULD SELL MORE! We don't even need a seperate collection just for us, we just want regular styles extended. I fucking live for crop tops and tight shit. I might be fat but I'm not prepared to hide it. Stop marginalising us. We are not over sized T shirt wearing, hiding in the shadows, meek little girls. We demand more and we deserve better. I hold a little hope that more styles will be added, but sadly I won't hold my breath on it running bigger than its current size 24. Yet another blow for larger girls but sadly not uncommon.

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