For my first post, I wanted to talk about the term ‘plus size’ and what it does to us mentally. Have you ever gone into a clothing store and had to ask where the ‘plus sizes’ are? Do you go for the pretty dresses and tops but they’re not in your size? This post is to challenge the term ‘plus size’. Is it necessary? Why do stores divide the sizes? Why is the designer not able to make the same pretty dress in all sizes?
When I was creating my blog, I labeled a few things as ‘plus size’ and I didn’t like that I was dividing women. Much like the clothing stores, you see today, I didn’t want to encourage the thought that my blog is for “plus size” women only. My blog is all about body positivity and loving your body fully no matter what weight you’re at!
Breaking Down The Term ‘Plus Size’
- Plus Means More. This already indicates that a person is bigger. When you add it to sizing, this creates judgment and negative thoughts towards yourself, another person or the clothing.
- Size. Which means an overall dimension. Your body measurements will reveal what size you are.
When women shop, we should be able to shop our sizes together. Sizes shouldn’t be divided into clothing stores because our body weight isn’t the same. Integrate “plus-size” clothing into the rest of the store and you eliminate insecurities, negative thoughts, your mindset changes that you are no longer different but apart of society, “normal”, and you start to love your body because industries are telling you it’s okay to do so.
Wouldn’t that be amazing to be able to live like that? What are your thoughts on the subject? I’d love to hear about them! Please share them in the comments below 🙂
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