We don’t choose friends based on their weights and though a true friend share the good and the bad moments too – there are a few things that only a girl like me would understand. I collected some really typical moments from the life of a plus size woman and I’m sure you can relate to and smile with me – as sometimes we need to laugh at our own selves!
10 things that only plus size woman can feel and understand:
- Sure, I can go with you to Zara* (*can be replaced with Mango or any similar non-plus size store)
And for what exactly? Checking overpriced jewelry? As even within the accessories I have a slight chance – those belts for instance would have been worked for me at the age of 12.
- I wonder if my last year bikinis will be still trendy this summer?
Well, I’m happy if my last year’s pieces (which I hunted down with blood, sweat and tears and finally they are not black or 70s style) still fit. Who cares about bikini trend? Sure, we can check it but ordering the right size online has less chance than finding the Holy Grail.
- Look, I found this blouse on ebay and they have it in XL, too!
Sure, worn and photographed on a tiny Asian girl – no offence – well, go back to point 1 and get the consequence: when I was 12 for sure could fit. Then my friend orders it – she is a size M and gets the XL to fit her. That’s all.
- I love shopping online – many retailers give even free delivery!
Well, by the time I experience what is my size according to each of their sizing, it is not really free. Sending back many times as it is too small (though I measured myself) or because it is too loose (to be on the safe side, lets order one size bigger, right?) and my sewing lady can do the alteration but not for free for sure.
- In plus size prices go large too!
We can create some theory (more materials needed?) but it is still frustrating to see a 10 cm bigger top costing double, right?
- New trends? New styles?
Hah, dream about it (with a few exceptions!) – as our clothes are more of lycra or some stretchy material, full of glitter and leopard patterns. I could have a verrry long conversation with that someone who visions our taste like that (or just hit his head to the wall).
- By the way, shapes – caftan for everyone!
No surprise to see women on the streets in shapeless clothes since many retailers think we are more than happy with a bedsheet with a few stiches. Ideal to hide our shapes, right? Well, as for me, if I wear something like that I look like an 11 months pregnant – as boobies do not like those caftans. Enough said.
- Well-trained shop assistants
“Sure you don’t want to try them on?” How many times I heard this when they tried to convince me that my size is invisible and like I don’t know my measurements. I was buying bikini once (which is pretty much like choosing a bra – 3 cup size down will never fit you) when the assistant was so convinced my boobs would fit in a tiny top – well, maybe if I need something to hit the pole in a club, I would take them.
- The “really kind” shop assistant
You know the one which almost vomits to your face as you have no legitime right to shop in their shop since they carry only small sizes. OK, no worries – my money worths the same somewhere else, darling! And high five to your customer care!
- How do you have the nerves to go through all that pile? (in a second hand shop)
Honey, this is my paradise where I can actually choose what I want from the many clothes which fit me. Why don’t you go back to Zara until I finish here?