Plus sized athletic wear
Thursday, August 01, 2013
So when I started at spin class I had a problem. It was clear to me the first day that the shorts I'd worn weren't really idea because the rubbed and got rather bunched up. Also since the class is half spin half yoga the clear solution was some sort of yoga pant. Most of my classmates seem to be wearing some variation of Lululemon's classic yoga outfits. That said, most of my classmates were at a healthy weigh. and it didn't take me long on their website to determine Lululemon was not the solution to my problem.
That brings me to this piece from the HuffPost today.
What strikes me about this is that Lululemon will never be MY solution. When I weighed 126 pounds, technically a smidgen under weigh, I was still a size 12. Maybe I could have squeezed into a 10 but not happily. These people seriously consider 12 to be plus sized! I don't really care if they want to blow off the plus sized market. I'm not a share holder so their profits don't matter to me. But 12 and 14 are very average dress sizes and it bothers me to no end that someone who is at a healthy weight could be told by a anyone (including a retailer) you are too fat to shop here.