Curvy girls rule!
If I have to look at one more scrawny 15-year-old girl who really needs to eat some pasta posing as The Most Beautiful A Woman Can Be I’ll scream. Gorgeous women come in all shapes and sizes and being a size 14 or 16 or — OMG — 18 — doesn’t mean you don’t love fashion, never wear make-up and want to schlump around in sweats until you’re suddenly a size 6.
Problem is, fashion hates larger women. J. Crew only offers its size 16s in their catalogs. French Connection won’t even make a garment over a size 10. H & M’s size XL might fit a skinny size 14, maybe. You’ll look in vain for anything luscious. The only truly upscale plus-sized label I’ve ever seen with clothes to die for — elegant cuts, creamy cashmere and silk — is Eskandar. It’s sold at Neiman-Marcus and Holt Renfrew, Canada’s top department store. On sale, you’d be lucky to get a piece of it for $300 or $500.
Thus the double whammy — only fat rich women get attractive clothes? Come on, designers — it’s not that much more fabric and most of these pieces are dead simple. It’s not all about the pleats and fancy construction. What gives?
Thanks, T/Ser Katie Drummond for the tip!