Coming back to the article about Zara’s size problem. ABC news made an item saying that America is too fat for Zara.
Alissa Wilson from stylishcurves.net and Shainna Tucker from A thick girls closet, both a size 48 EU (18 US) show in this video they won’t fit in Zara’s clothes. Shainna: “I love their handbags and shoes. I still have a place in my heart, somewhere for Zara”.
See below some reactions of people, after putting this item on my Stylehasnosize Facebook page.
Zara, I walk in every time I see one…And yes, I have bought jackets there, good shape tops, bags… and of course shoes!!! But, I see a lot of ‘things with my name on’. But these are way too small for me! Here, in Holland, Zara only goes up to a size 42, which feels like a size 38/40. I am not the only one having this ‘size problem’. Here in Holland, and more North European countries we have this problem. And now Zara has decided not to go to the USA, because America is ‘too fat’ for them. They have been blamed for selling sizes too small for its American customers. Pretty arrogant! Now they skip USA and go to Asia, where people are smaller and will fit better in their clothes.
Zara says they come in size 16 US, 46 EU. But please let me know where, because I have never seen this size in any store! Just one tip to you: ZARA… why don’t you make a ‘special fit’ for North Europe and USA? I think you can increase your label! And many people will be very, very happy! In general sizing is a constant contention in the fashion industry; designers refuse to expand their sizing above an American 14, European 44. But why???
Some beautiful pictures of Dutch inbetweenie Janneke (size 44-46) for Turkish brand NOGG.
I am proud of this big style production in Dutch magazine Libelle with 150 tips & tricks for sizes XS to XL. Diversity in fashion is my mission. And here it is! You see 3 gorgeous models in different sizes: 34, 40 and 44 (EU)! If you want to read this STYLE GUIDE
Just found this great picture and it reminds me of how inbetweenies can be treated. In plus size shops (smallest size 44 EU) they will get this look and say: “Sorry, we don’t have your size”. And the same happens in a straight size shop (largest size is 42 EU). My conclusion: inbetweenies aren’t welcome! But of course you should go into both kinds of shops. And just figure out yourself if a piece will fit your body! Don’t be afraid of those women in that shop. And it’s about time labels extend their sizes.
I am curious if you have ever been treated like this. Tell me!
And more news about Forever21 coming to the Netherlands! Somewhere in the end of 2013 at Rokin Plaza building (5 levels) in Amsterdam. The shop will finally conquer our country! And if it has 5 levels, Forever21+ will be there also and a lot of inbetweenies and plus size girls will be very happy!