Size Discrimination or Gender Discrimination?

Just read an article by Kristine Solomon, Style and Beauty writer, about a study done on plus size women being forced to wear men’s workout clothes. This hit pretty close to home. I’ve written about the big men in my life and some of the struggles I’ve had finding good looking clothes that would fit them and I may have mentioned my daughter who  had similar problems, finding clothes that  fit.

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Even though finding clothes for different body sizes has improved over the past years,                                                                                                                                                                          my daughter still go to the men section to look for workout pants because she is tall and the                                                                                                                                                              pants found in the regular women section are too short.

In other words, according to Kristine Solomon, a plus-size woman who wants to look good and feel good about her workout can’t pull on some cute activewear and head to the gym like a thinner woman could — even though the average American woman is close to a size 18, according to other research by the study’s co-author, Assistant Professor Deborah Christel of WSU.

Instead, the study shows that plus-size women have no choice but to shop the men’s department for workout gear. “There’s a societal expectation that I think is communicated in clothing availability,” said Christel to NBC. “Companies are saying it’s OK for a guy to be big because we are offering guy clothing, but it’s not OK for a woman to be big because we are cutting it off at a certain size.”

Big sized women want to look cute in their workout fashion, high end designers need to                                                                                                                                                                  be aware of this.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    woman-1510254_1920                                                                                                                                                                                            Imagine  an overweight teenager realizes that working out is good for the mind, body and soul and decides to join a good exercise program but cannot find pretty clothes to work out in, this sounds petty to some but can be very discouraging to a teenager.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Swim suits are designed to be flattering to the plus size body, why can’t the                                                                                                                                                   fashion designers do the same with workout apparel?                                                                                                                                                                                                                              How about this article from AllHipHop News, which is all good, my point is you see more positive things about big men than you see of big women. I must say, It’s much better now than when I was growing up and clothes was a very important part of my life, I’m just saying that I hear a more positive, accepting vibe when big men are the topic as apposed to women being the topic. This is only my opinion.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       AllHipHop News) Maybach Music Group rapper Fat Trel will flex his modeling skills during New York Fashion Week this September.

Fat Trel is among the models who will hit the runway to promote Troy Adkins’ Volare collection for the Big & Tal men’s category.

On Wednesday, September 14, Adkins will debut his latest collection at an exclusive, private location in New York.

In addition to Fat Trel, Jamal “Gravy” Woolard and Comedian/actor, Faizon Love will walk down the runway representing big and tall men.
Volare bills itself as an upscale streetwear brand “for the Big & Tall fashion enthusiast.”

Yes, I am aware of the fashion shows for the big woman, and I appreciate the awareness they bring, it just seems more accepting and popular for the big man.                                        I think big women as well as big men look great in clothes designed for their body size and type. When advertising for men or women apparel. I think all sizes should be included.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Have you encountered this problem or one similar? please leave a comment.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 https://bigmenfashionfootwear.com

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