Friends Friday: Size

Friend Friday is where a bunch of bloggers get together and answer questions on one topic. Fun, right? These are my answers, what do you guys think? I’d love to hear your opinions!
1. Should someone’s size stop them from fashion blogging or having a voice in the community?
I don’t think that’s fair at all! Just because you are plus-size doesn’t mean you aren’t into fashion just as much as someone who wears a size 00.

2. In your opinion, can the term “curvy” and “plus-sized” be used interchangeably when it comes to fashion?
That’s tricky because Kim Kardashian and Victoria’s Secret models are often called curvy, but I highly doubt any of those girls would ever be considered plus-sized. So maybe it’s like a rectangle and a square kind of thing where plus-sized girls can be considered curvy, but curvy girls aren’t always plus-sized. Although, when it comes to fashion I do think the lines tend to blur a lot more.

3.  Many people make the argument that catering to plus sized women would promote being overweight as “okay”.  What do you think?  Should more designers be catering to plus size women?
I think it’s really hard for designers to cater to plus-sized women because no one gains weight the same. I can’t even begin to imagine the logistics it would take to make just one dress try to fit so many differently shaped women. I don’t think it sends the message of being overweight as “okay,” but everyone has to wear clothes, no matter which size!

4.  Should the mainstream fashion industry be showcasing more plus size models?
I’d like to see more Victoria’s Secret type models, but I see why designers choose very thin girls. They want people to be focusing on the clothes, not the “hanger.” I don’t think these models need to be so thin that they disappear when they turn sideways, though.

5. For you personally, how do you view your size, the struggle with it through the years, your ideal size, etc…
I think that all of us try to eat right and exercise often. I’m lucky enough that I don’t need to focus too much on either of those things because I’m naturally very thin. I think that everyone needs to accept that certain number on the scale that no matter how hard they work they can never surpass. Not everyone was meant to be a size 2.
I hope everyone has a great weekend! Please comment! Let’s get some discussion going!!

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  1. I agree with everything you said. Fashion can sometimes be tricky no matter what size you are. It’s even hard to figure out your true “size”. In some brands, I’m a size 3, others I’m a size 7. I think it’s best to just go by what you feel most comfortable in. And you’re right, anyone can be fashionable, you just have to find what works for you.

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