I don’t have any difficulty finding something to rant about when it comes to finding clothes for plus size women. Whether it’s clothing designers utter lack of respect or it’s retailers denials of our existence – let alone our majority status – I find ample fodder to fuel my ire. However, since I launched this blog – there seems to be a lot more “competition” for the plus size women who are searching the internet for clothing. It’s not surprising that more and more plus size women are heading online to shop. Shopping online is not only a real time saver – it’s a sanity saver as well.
That increase in women searching for plus size clothing has also meant a rush of people trying to create content for them. That’s fine – but some of the advice I’ve been reading lately has bee positively AWFUL! I get it – the mindless robots that crawl and web and index content can’t tell if an article is written by someone who “knows” what they’re talking about – but come on! A health and fiteness website that’s writing an article titled “Tips for plus size women”.
They say you can’t read “tone” in an email – but it sure comes across loud and clear when it comes to this writer. I’m going to share a few of the WORST tips for shopping for plus size clothing for women here – but I won’t help their site by including a link. These are actually copied from a top ranking health and fitness site which offers “tips” for plus size women. Be sure to read these with your inner voice DRIPPING in sarcasm. The italicized print is my response to “Barbie” the idiot writer of these tips.
TIPS FOR PLUS SIZE WOMEN
- Try clothes that have some spandex in them so they are flexible without making you look boxy.
BOXY!!!! Oh – thank you Barbie but one problem most plus size women don’t have is having too many angles!!!
- Buy 100% cotton clothes a size bigger than what you normally wear to allow for shrinkage.
Brilliant advice!!! There’s nothing more figure flattering for plus size women than buying your clothing too big…. mumu style.
- Choose undergarments carefully so they fit well and stay in place.
Of course – I mean if you’re top layer is spandex – there will be hell to pay if your undergarments are over sized and 100% cotton.
- Layered looks are usually a safe bet for hiding bulky areas.
Barbie – you’re an idiot. If there’s a lump in your bed – you might pile more bedding on to hide it but the WORST thing any woman can do is pile one layer after bulky layer of clothing trying to hid our “bulky” areas.
BLEAH! I spit on this awful advice obviously written by someone who is “grossed out” by a woman with real curves. Lucky for her – I’m too busy to call my plus size sisters together and form a lynch mob. Sigh – I can’t change the world – only my corner of it. Better to use this anger to fuel my workout.