Somehow, I thought this process would be easier for me. Because I was going to design clothes for me, the plus-sized girl who loves fashion but, like many others, becomes annoyed and nauseous at the prospect of actually shopping for it.
I’m not trying to be hard on you, fashion magazines. It’s just that you seem to be indulging some weird phobia about putting a plus-sized woman on your cover in any circumstances other than a flapping tent or an extreme close-up.
A few summers ago I bought a V-neck bodysuit with a mesh see-through center. I had lost 20 pounds (again) and was feeling myself. I wore it one time before gaining the weight back (again) and relegated the sexy ensemble to the back of my closet.
If you go with a straight-size model you're hit with suggestions she isn't a 'real woman' (utter nonsense) and if you dare to use a plus-size model, then she isn't quite 'plus size enough' or deemed not 'real plus size'.