Teen Fatsion on CNN
CNN has an article up about Target and Forever 21 expanding their teen lines to accomidate plus size teens.
Generally a positive article aside from the obligatory MeMe Roth quote, but the article quickly refutes her, pointing out, that y’know, everyone needs to wear clothes.
I particularly liked this quote:
“If you’re squishing yourself into clothes that are a couple sizes too small or you’re wearing men’s clothes, how are you going to go out on a date? How are you going to go to parties with your friends and feel like you fit in? That all has to do with self-esteem and body image,” she said.
She being the lovely Emme.
That hit home for me, because I wore men’s jeans until I was at least 18, and a lot of men’s shirts and other clothing as well. I would find the occasional dress, but most of my clothes were men’s. (I still wear men’s boots and tennis shoes, it’s just easier.) I didn’t particularly mind, but they weren’t made to fit my extremely curvy body, so the final look was…well… not great.
Though… from the article:
Faith 21 will feature of-the-moment pieces like sheer peasant blouses, denim leggings and curve-hugging mini dresses. Pure Energy will have skinny jeans, maxi dresses and sleeveless party tops.
Not to be whiney, but skinny jeans for bigger girls? Frankly, skinny jeans for anyone? Ews.
Still, more good news for fatshion.