Hmph. Went shopping for new clothes today. Two years ago that would have been my dream. As a svelt size 12, going out with a large wad of cash and the plan of creating a mulitude of outfits, with shoes and jewellery included. But instead, I came home almost empty handed and so terribly depressed.
Why is it that they only make cute clothes for skinny chicks? Why is it that fat chicks have to pick their way through rack after rack of ill-fitting, boring, and downright ugly clothes? Yep, you heard right. For those who haven't seen me in a while, I'm a fat chick again. Yep, all that hard work, hours at the gym, starving myself for weeks on end, has all gone to the dogs for a few (million) bars of self gratifying chocolate.
So here I am, a skinny chick in a fat chick's body, deperately wanting to wear SOMETHING that could be half consired cute, to go with the hair and the attitude. And what do I find? Rack after rack of sweet little tops in fresh colours, stunning fabrics, with gorgeous trims and even cuter pants to match. Long flowing dresses in beautiful spring colours, great funky tops with trims to die for. And ALL OF THEM in ridiculously small sizes. So then I go to the fat chicks' area and what do I find? Boring, boring, vomit, and a little more boring.
Let me describe just a few of the things I found today. There was the oversized, frumpy green top that came down almost to my knees and was more see-through than you can believe. Hmmm... that would look nice over bulges, NOT! There was the white muslin top that had those wonderful buttons closures that lets you peek into the person's top to see flesh - mmm, nice over bulges, NOT! Then of course there was rack after rack, after rack of tops in black, or some hideous colour that NO-ONE in their right mind would EVER wear unless they were five. Not only in such divine colours, but ALL in that ever so lovely t-shirt material that seems to cling to everything that moves. You know that stuff? Supposedly light and airy, but really a fat chicks nightmare. Ohhhh, don't let me forget the jeans!!! Do the designers not realise that skinny jeans are for SKINNY PEOPLE????? Why on earth would you make a pair of tight legged jeans in a size 24? I mean, really.
Can it be that hard to make large sized clothing that isn't boring, ugly or ill-fitting? Are the designers so lazy that they can't go that extra mile and create a line that makes a woman feel good about herself? Why don't we deserve the cute trims and stunning fabrics? Is it because they have to use more fabric, so they use the cheapest stuff they can find? Or are they simply telling us that if we just lost the weight, we could wear the cute clothes too? I hate to tell you, that psychology doesn't work, it is just depressing and makes you eat even MORE chocolate!
If we are a nation of overweight people (and I'm not advocating that, really I'm not, I know I should lose the weight and KEEP IT OFF!), but if we ARE this nation, why can't I go and buy SOMETHING that I feel good to wear and that will prompt someone else to say - hey, I love that top! Surely that is what womens' fashion is all about, making us feel good about ourselves and giving us the self confidence to do what ever we want to do with our lives.
I will confess that I didn't come home empty handed though. I did find SOME cute stuff. OK, so they were shoes, three pairs to be exact. But they were cute! And no designer can discriminate with foot size!
If you are a designer out there and just happen to stumble across this post for some bizarre reason, please take note. Fat chicks like to wear cute clothes too...