The Plus Size Thread - All are welcome!
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Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Las Vegas
Last night on Nightline, they did a story on plus-size fashion in connection to actress/comedienne Mo'nique's plus-size beauty pageant (Fat Chance) which airs tonight on Oxygen network.
So a few topics that came up: This W. Hollywood boutique owner (a plus-size woman herself) talked about how her store only caters to smaller women (size 4-6 range) and that she felt noone bigger than size 10 should ever wear jeans! I found this attitude shocking. I know we all have things we don't feel comfortable wearing (I don't much like showing my arms in something sleeveless), but having the attitude that you should be telling other people what they should or shouldn't wear?! Very crass comment, I thought.
An executive of the Hot Topic clothing chain (a plus-size woman again) was interviewed about the emergence of her company's Torrid stores. She expressed the fact that even though it's a good step that stores like Torrid are providing more current fashionable plus-size options, she personally still feels unwelcome in stores every day because of her size.
Mo'nique spoke about the derogatory use of the word 'fat' and how she's faced discrimination in Hollywood, but never allowed herself to buy into that mindset; she embraces the word 'fat'. I personally am not a fan of the word, but I think she made some good points.
So did any of you see this story? Would any of you tune in to see Fat Chance? I definitely plan to watch. I think the winner gets a brand new wardrobe from 'Just My Size,' which has never been a favourite brand of mine. They always seemed to specialize in kinda boring basics and mumsy stuff. But I guess they are the sponsors. What designers would you like to see featured in a show about plus-size fashion/beauty?
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