Sunday, June 30, 2013
The other day, on the comments section of an article about plus size clothing, a lady commented that it was about time clothes makers woke up and made real plus sized clothes. She said that a size 10-12 isn't Plus, it is a child's size.
My bottom is a size 10. No child should be that large. Maybe a physically mature child...like I was a size 9 when I was 13, 14 years old. But, I had a matured body at that point, and it was juniors.....and clothing was smaller then anyway.....
I am overweight......I do have a lot of muscle, so let's not judge by weight. I am 30% body fat. That, my friends, is practically chubby. It isn't skinny. It isn't even athletic. I'm a large lady.
The problem is that most would argue I am not. Why? Because our acceptance and perception of what a large woman is has grown greatly. The average is now a size 14 or 16? That was the size clothing was maxing out at a little more than a decade ago.
We became diseased?
How do you feel about being considered diseased if you are obese?
I was shocked that the lady commenter would complain about plus sizes, and say that a size 18-20 isn't even really a plus size.
Have we gotten so large that a size 18-20 isn't a true plus size?
Have we just forgotten what chubby really looks like? Chubby is the new skinny.