If you aren't familar with the store Forever 21, it has always been a store filled with stylish, trendy, and cheapy priced clothing that is mostly catered to smaller women. I have always been jealous of the ladies that could go in this store and buy anything they wanted because 1: every thing is so cute and cheap and 2: the clothes run extremely small! Their regular sizes only go up to size L and a large is considered a 11/12 (but seriously seems sized smaller than that.)
She looks like a child...can't really believe that she is modeling 20 something clothing. I'm thinking she is a size 0? what do you think? lol
Well when my best friend (who is perfectly thin) told me they had new extended sizes, I had to check it out. The store in my area is huge...it has two giant floors! Well we looked every where and couldn't find this new line anywhere! I finally asked a sales associate and she took us to the 2nd floor, and sure enough tucked a way in a corner was the new extended sizes line. I LOVED all of the clothing...every thing was really cute and looked just likely the other clothes in the store. Also the prices were just as cheap. 2 pluses indeed.
Well you would think this blog would end here...but no this is where the ranting starts.
Not sure where they were going with this name...
Well first of all...the name. Why in the heck is it called faith 21? Does that mean faith that us "plus size" gals will lose the weight or faith meaning that we have faith in them that they will extend thier tiny sizes to us! STUPID!!!
2nd of all...they call them extended sizes but ladies it feels slightly bias. Here is the size chart for their extended sizes:
They consider a size 11/12 an extra large and yes a size 13/14 a 1x. These sizes are ridiculous. I'm sorry but when in the world did a 13/14 become a 1x? I felt like an outcast because 13/14 is usually an XL and is with regular clothes not with plus sizes! I felt awful trying on a 1X, and even though I did buy some things I still am not sure if I want to buy anything else.
Finally the final reason. Why do stores even feel the need to separate plus sizes and regular sizes? Shouldn't it all be the same? Shouldn't it all say the same thing on the tag and be with other similar clothes? I know that we are all on here to lose weight and get healthier but I do not think it is right for them to make someone that is an 11/12 or 13/14 feel like they are hugely overweight like that. I honestly aspire to be a size 11/12! I may lose weight after attaining that size but maybe I'll stay there!
I guess I am glad in a way that they acknowledged that there are plenty of women out there that are not a size 2 and they should have larger sizes but it is a huge disappointment in the way that they presented this line.
All in all the clothing is very cute and cheap just like every thing else so I would not blame anyone for buying their extended sizes at all! Check it out if you have one near you...or here is the website:
I want to know what every one else thinks of this! Do you agree or disagree with me?