Is it time to get a fresh perspective on the labels we give fashion models?
Actress and comedian, Melissa McCarthy, will be releasing a new fashion line next month, and she wants to change the way the fashion world has been segregating the “plus-size” label. As McCarthy puts it, “Women come in all sizes. Seventy per cent of women in the United States are a size 14 or above, and that’s technically ‘plus-size,’ so you’re taking your biggest category of people and telling them, ‘You’re not really worthy.’ I find that very strange.”
It’s not only the designers that are the issue, but the retailers as well. With the ‘plus-size’ sections that you will find in retailers, it is segregating women into different categories based on their body-types. McCarthy states that she is working with some retailers to help change this stigma.
Who do you think is at fault for the stigma, the designers or the retailers?
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