Moving Away from Plus Size

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Unread post by JessMaynard » Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:29 am

Sweet, I do that too. I want to know how it feels and fits me so I can honestly tell people what things feel like & it's fun to try on new clothes!!! :)


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Unread post by Lany Sullivan » Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:34 am

I think it is really smart to do that. If clothes or shoes are not comfy, brands find themselves with a slew of returns.


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Unread post by JessMaynard » Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:37 am

And I can't sell it no matter what so yeah it's so important to check things as they come in!


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Unread post by Lany Sullivan » Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:33 am

Jess, it would be really awesome if you could sell Melissa McCarthy's line. I feel like it would be such a good fit for you and the boutique.


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Unread post by JessMaynard » Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:39 am

I hope so too but I know I already have some great brands too but you are right being associated with such a great brand would be great for me & would fit so perfectly with my ideas and mission!


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Unread post by JessMaynard » Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:15 pm

Thanks, it would be a great addition because honestly finding sizes above XL is actually really hard & I love when people are surprised that my boutique doesn't forget about those sizes.


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Unread post by Lany Sullivan » Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:22 pm

This is where you are SO, SO smart Jess. You cater to women, not just a particular size of women. Boutiques are hard to shop in when you are a fluffier gal.


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Unread post by Lany Sullivan » Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:55 pm

Ok, so instead of starting a whole new thread I'll just add more commentary in here.

I used to be a Plus Size model when I lived in LA. I did a few jobs, but nothing noteworthy. After living in that world, I've see the injustices that women over a size 4 experience. The rejection, being told you are too fat or need to lost weight. All of that sucks.

On that note... Check out this article from Glamour Mag about an upcoming documentary called Straight/Curve. I'm excited to see it come out.

Will Victoria's Secret include plus size models on their runway? That's the question in this article.

Ashley Graham, a popular Plus Size model, has 15 fashion tips in this article.

I agree with the sentiments in the articles and videos here... It will be nice where we don't celebrate that Plus Size is included...that it just becomes a natural inclusion.


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Unread post by JessMaynard » Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:21 pm

Great resources, I can't wait to get through them all!!
I am so hoping as you perfectly put it, one day:
Lany Sullivan wrote:that it just becomes a natural inclusion.
It is sad that we think this is special or unique or out of the box thinking to include sizes for the largest demographic of women (and well when I say it like that it's kinda dumb not too).


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Unread post by JessMaynard » Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:34 pm

Great links above Lany!!!

Oh and PS- I have never had a "Plus Size" section and after this conversation & reading those articles my conviction is confirmed and I never will! :D


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Unread post by Lany Sullivan » Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:38 pm

I'm glad you liked them Jess. I love seeing people working to change the way society thinks about certain types of people, race, creed, religion, color and size!

Yay for you! Good job for being inclusive. You are ahead of the curve!


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