Sunday, May 3, 2009

Faith 21

Despite my conscience, I've long been a fan of Forever 21. Recently the store has released its first plus size line, Faith 21.

While I guess it's admirable (that's probably not the right word) that Forever 21 is becoming more inclusive, it's frustrating that the plus size line goes by a different name. Apparently consumers had asked for larger sizes, so it's like they're doing us a favor by granting it. But instead of just creating more clothes in more sizes, the plus size line is treated as if it's a novelty. The clothes, which run from size x-large to 2x, look identical to the clothes for "regular" girls, but are offered only in a few select stores.

What do you think? We should relax and just be grateful that they've created larger sizes?

1 comment:

  1. I feel the same way. I've also heard (I think at Shapely Prose) that the plus size line doesn't even carry a wide range of sizes. Seems like they are just boxing women into more categories: "you're're plus size...oh sorry, you're TOO plus size for us to even make clothing for you"

    Assholes! hehehe