Do Plus-Size Clothes Endorse Obesity?

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Do Plus-Size Clothes Endorse Obesity?
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Tue, 05-05-2009 - 12:31pm

Karla
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Tue, 05-05-2009 - 2:01pm
Hey now, that's a thought. If we force people who are obese to walk around naked, THEN it might force them to lose weight.





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Tue, 05-05-2009 - 5:01pm

Wow. Just wow. That is offensive on so many levels.

*sigh*

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Wed, 05-06-2009 - 7:40am
Yeah.










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Registered: 07-09-2008
Wed, 05-06-2009 - 5:43pm
OMG, only a total narcissist that this issue does not affect would come up with such an illogical way of thinking.
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Registered: 05-17-2009
Mon, 05-18-2009 - 7:06am
I was just lurking until I read this post about Plus size clothing. I am a plus size woman ( who was not always plus size) and I think it is wonderful for the stores/manufacturers to provide a plus size line. Not every woman can afford to shop at Lane Bryant! Besides, no matter what size a person is, they should feel comfortable in their clothing and it does not encourage women to be obese because of that. Now, if only someone would come out with plus size maternity wear without having to order it off of the 'net! I hated not being able to wear "maternity clothes" when I was pregnant. I just had to wear larger plus size clothing. And one more point, and then I will step off my soap box!, did you know that for some reason, manufacturers think than fat women are also short? I have had the worst problems over the years finding pants that are long enough and also wide enough!

Crystal




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Registered: 07-09-2008
Mon, 05-18-2009 - 8:40am

My guess is that the manufacturers are trying to appeal to the "masses" to maximize profit, and that there are fewer tall women, in general, so there is less profitability.

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Registered: 03-20-2003
Mon, 05-18-2009 - 7:03pm
I always wonder what size manufacturers think women are.