During one of my many perusals of the numerous social media platforms I am partial to, I came across a post on the Bonmarche Facebook Page (page link here), which caused a mighty amount of controvesy! This post was centered around four different women, different shapes, different sizes, wearing two different David Emanuel dresses.
This photo features the following bloggers, so please do pay them a visit:
Unfortunately I do not know the lovely lady in pic 3, or her blog details (sorry).
To me this was an amazing post, as although plus size models are gorgeous, I could never take that away from them, unfortunately I can never get a true, or even remotely close to, idea of how I might look in the item in question.
I appreciate you could never show every shape or size, I am at least realsitic, but sometimes it would be nice to see a similar shaped person modelling an item to at least try and give some perspective as to how it is likely to look.
More and more brands are starting to cater for the plus size fashion market, some going up to a size 32, so let’s see a size 32 lady wearing it…. and if it starts at a size 14, let’s see it on a size 14!
In my continued quest to find the perfect frock for my 40th Night out, this issue plays on my mind more and more. I am a full-time working mum of a 5 year old, so I don’t have loads of time to trawl the high street, so my shopping tends to take place online more than anywhere else (it is also easier to keep things hidden from the hubby this way)…. This can result in copious amounts of money (I don’t have) being spent ordering various different sizes (we all know how sizes can vary), time and money (again) spent returning items, having to wait for refunds, blah blah blah, the list is endless. If we could see an item on a person of similar size, shape, stature, some of this could be reduced greatly! This is why I am thankful and so unbelievably in awe of the plus size blogging community I have found…. Thank you ladies ♥ x. I must also not forget to thank Bonmarche for putting these ladies out there, they all looked fabulous!
Unfortunately the lovely ladies featured on the Bonmarche post were subject to some considerable fat shaming, which is really not cool, but I guess there will always be haters, and we just need to rise above it. What doesn’t kill us only makes us stronger and all that. I haven’t posted the unnecessary comments made here, but I know that Hollie of Pretty Big Butterflies
did a post about it, so do check it out, and I am sure some of my other fellow bloggettes will have done the same.
Apologies for having had a little bit of a rant, I think I was overdue one…. Lol!
I would like to hear your views on this matter, maybe you saw the Bonmarche post, what did you think?
BIG Love S x