I caught snippets of a conversation on twitter on Sunday, debating on what is classed as "plussize".
I don't know the purpose of this discussion, whether it was started out of interest, or some other purpose, but I do know that there is no definitive answer.
How do you class plussize?
Someone who is sized out of the highstreet?
Someone who is sized out of Top Shop? River Island? Zara?
Or someone who is sized out of mainstream fashion?
Or it is anyone larger than a size 0?
I'll be honest, I have the plussize community a welcoming one. An inclusive, not exclusive community.
To me, plussize is something everyone can identify with. Everyone seems to have a 'fat day' or 3. Or be on some fad regime or other.
Plussize companies like Evans (start at a size 14), Yours Clothing (start at a 14) and Simply Be (start at a 12) seem to have set a rough marker as to where they think the plussize market starts from.
Clothing at Tesco's 'True' range begins at a 16, so are pegging the market a little larger.
But what does this mean?
It means us women are in it together. That size 16 lass in SimplyBe clothing might envy your confidence, or your style. We need to be inclusive, and perhaps do away with the terms plussize, and us plussize fashion bloggers can blog along side the mainstream bloggers, rather than being a separate hashtag (psbloggers).
That is of course a pipe dream, and instead we're being provided with our own Fashion Week.
What I want though, is to be included with the mainstream fashion week. We're not contagious, you can't catch fat from us. But you might learn soemthing from us. Or, heaven forbid, be inspired by us.
Much love my lovelies,