This weekend I took my girls to the mall in an attempt to do a one stop back to school shopping trip. Pft. Yah, that didn’t work out. Two teens and one Mama all agreeing on clothes that are appropriate for back to school and that won’t break the bank? Well, that my friends is a post for another day.
Today I need to rant about this:
When I went shopping what I did find was a cute little shirt for me. Kind of like this one!
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A simple little while number with 3/4 sleeves and buttons up the front. My problem. I barely fit into the size large. Barely! Now here is the thing. I think I’m a pretty average Mama. A bit on the tall side, but average. I’m 5 ft 9” and weigh..well, none of your business what I weigh! (but the airlines aren’t asking me to step on a scale before I’m allowed on a plane. Average.)
So here is my question to you. If this average Canadian Mama is barely squeezing her bod with teeny boobs into a LARGE size shirt, what on earth are the women who are just a wee bit bigger than me, or with big boobs wearing? What the hell is going on? How did we as women come to accept this as normal!
Imagine if a clothing line was created where a medium size woman could fit into a medium size shirt. If the next size up was called Regular and the third size was deemed Normal? Sigh. Those clothing designers aren’t making it any easier to survive life in the suburbs.