After such a long and dismal winter why am I not jumping up and down with glee? As a larger lady, I dread the thought of long summer days and having to resort to flashing my flesh.
I look at the choice of clothes displayed in the shops – capped sleeves (great for bingo wings) and big flowing tops with no style or shape – I am spoilt for choice! Some high street stores have even gone as far as to make the nice short minis and cropped vest tops in my slender size 18 right up to size 28 – how thoughtful!
Why does our fashion industry insist on one style suits all? Why can’t larger ladies have a fashion style all of their own? I know this is no easy feat, but the scope for this has surely got to be worth the investment. I appreciate that as a society we are encouraged to be healthy, to exercise and to loose weight and in an ideal world I would agree. But what about those of us who are big boned, or those of us which through medical conditions carry excess weight? Are we destined for a life of shapeless tops and low boring heels? When will a designer realise that larger women exist and that they too want to look beautiful and feel sexy?
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