First of all, let me say I hate the term "Big Girl" (I also hate "BBW", "cougar" and "yummy mummy", but that's for another forum
But in my time I have been drawn to the lure of online big girls' clothing shops more than I care to admit - especially bra and lingerie places. What gets me there is the fact that I am very well endowed (22F) and I have taken a liking to nice underthingies. Probably a hangover from my younger days which were spent wearing granny jocks and bras that looked more something a member of the CWA would wear! Historically, I have real trouble buying anything off the rack (no pun intended) at Target, KMart or similar. It is better than it used to be and I can usually get something at Myer. But still, I spend more than my fair share of time scouring online stores for something that is both functional and sexy - not necessarily in that order
Anyway.....What REALLY annoys me is when these places/brands spruik as catering for those of us "blessed" with extra curves but then the largest size they go to is 16DD. What the....?? 16DD!!!!!!??????????!!!!!!!!!!!!
I know I am fat. AND top heavy BUT am I the only one who thinks that 16DD is not what you would consider a "Big Girl"???
Which brings me to another point. I read an article in the Age about a dutch model Doetzee someone or other (no, it wasnt cow) who was "too curvy" for the catwalk. When interviewed she was saying how she loved her boobs and hips and was proud of being healthy. Well, I looked at this girl and curvy she aint. She HAD NO HIPS!!! And boobs??
Let's just say she COULD buy a bra at Target - no worries at all. It reminded me of the old saying - Dont p*ss on my leg and tell me it's raining. This girl, while maybe healthy had NO CURVES. And, to me, to suggest otherwise is actually misleading and potentially damaging to young (and old) girls with body image issues. Google her and see for yourself. Let me know what you think.
To top it off, while perusing my local Salvos store the other day in the "Larger sizes" section, I learnt that apparently the Salvation Army, bless them, believe size 14 is "larger". SHeesh!! I must be Ginormous
Am I the only one who feels this way? Or am I overreacting???