If you’ve ever shopped for plus-sized clothing and been tempted to hurl yourself out of the nearest window due to the “range” and options, take heart: it’s not you. It’s them. Clothing designers simply don”t design clothes for women above certain sizes — in many cases it”s because they haven’t a clue how to cut or sew clothes for larger women.
And no, this isn’t just the view of larger women or fat acceptance activists. None other than the wonderful Tim Gunn — the mentor to designers on the US version of Project Runway — has confirmed what we were all thinking.
“When I’m working in the real world with real women and we”re shopping, we find that fashion seems to end when you get any larger than a size 12. How ridiculous is that?” Gunn who was, up until 2007, a Faculty member of Parsons The New School for Design, told the Huffington Post.
Even when the fashion industry and fashion designers do attempt to design plus-sized clothing, the results can leave you looking, in the words of Tim Gunn, “like a pterodactyl from a gay Jurassic Park.”