Are you really doomed to a life of fashion-less misery if you have the misfortune of living with a curvy, voluptuous figure?
Does your reflection in the mirror look so distant from the runway size zero in that glossy magazine that a wave of utter depression washes over you?
You may think these comments are laughable or obscene, but let me assure you; more and more women out there, maybe even you, reading this right at this very moment, feel that exact same way.
I recently came across an article, written about CURVY size 14 Christina Hendricks, who is currently launching a swimwear collection, and one of her reasons behind this decision, was that she herself had so many problems trying to find swimwear that properly fitted her womanly body shape. Click ‘Christina Hendricks Article‘ to read.
Christina Hendricks (who is an actress and as appeared in Mad Men) talk of the problems that she now faces as a actress -
“No one will send me dresses. Designers loan size 2 or 4 samples to actresses, but I’m not that size,” Christina told the New York Post, “it’s like I’m a freak because I’m curvy and can’t squeeze into those things. I’ve had some problems with that.”
Even the Equality Minister representing the Liberal Democrats, Lynne Featherstone has shown concern about this body shape issue, and is quoted as saying -
“I’s so not possible. Advertisers and magazine editors have a right to publish what they choose, but women and girls also have a right to feel comfortable in their own bodies.”
Well I guess its my turn to speak up, hence this post -
Fashion Designers LISTEN UP – We are born and live, and by human nature itself, are meant to come in ALL SHAPES and SIZES. Fashion Designers – GET REAL!! Show us that you have the creative ability, AND TALENT to design clothes for ALL body shapes.
I sourced this little video which I hope you find helpful. It highlights issues of size in Australia, but is in fact an issue that is WORLDWIDE. I am sure, as I did, you can relate to it wherever you live.
Does size impact on your daily life and does it effect the Sewing-ista within?
Why not let me know by dropping me a comment in the box below. Its always great to hear views and opinions from my readers.
Happy fashion sewing
Colleen G Lea
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