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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.
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    Preach it, sister!!

    Never mind that they immediately alienate those who already KNOW they are obese and a long ways past size 12, up into the 24-26-28 and higher.

    The Walmarts in the "skinny/rich" neighborhoods don't have the larger sizes - I have to go down to the poor neighborhoods to find athletic clothes that fit (same for Target or Kmart etc.), assuming they even have athletic clothes in a poor neighborhood - maybe need more of a middle class neighborhood.

    Same for Kohl's or Old Navy - I'm more likely to find plus sized athletic clothes on their ONLINE site, not at the stores themselves. Or they carry it in the stores but the clothes get snapped up too fast to keep them on the racks?

    But doubtless, when I get to the size that I could wear Lululemon, I probably will NOT go buy from them.... or is that a spiteful thing to say? It hardly matters because I don't think we even have one of their shops in our town YET.

    653 days ago
    That article was very maddening! If they have size 12s, would it kill them to hang a couple of them up behind the size 10s? Jeez! And I can't believe 12 is considered plus size! I would think 12 was a healthy average.
    993 days ago
    That article is pretty disturbing. I find the best selection for plus size athletic wear at Wal-Mart and JC Penny.

    1454 days ago
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