One of these pamphlets was for a men's store and I noticed on one page they were advertising clothing for LARGE men in sizes 3XL-7XL and the man modelling these clothes was a BIG man but a pleasant looking chap with a great smile:
Now, seeing these pics of the larger man modelling these clothes would give a large man wanting new clothes the idea of whether he would look OK in the goods offered.
In the mail yesterday I received my monthly catalogue from a well known ladies store that caters for sizes 14-26. There are several garments I like the look of but the complaint I have is this; I am a larger lady but all the models in the catalogue are tall and slim and quite young:
If men can be catered for with pictures of large men wearing large men's clothing why on earth can't women's catalogues (store and otherwise) do the same. How about some nice larger, middle-aged attractive women modelling larger size clothing? Is this really asking too much? Do they think women are that stupid they will see a garment on a slim model and think it will like that on them as well? There must be some firms that have larger women modelling clothes (I have actually just found one) but they are few and far between.
This has been something I've griped about for years and I wonder if other women feel the same way I do...the larger women that is. Is this sexual discrimination at its worst? Large men are OK in this world but large women are not!! Pictures of large guys are no problem but large ladies? Surely not...shock horror!! Do you have a view on this subject?
P.S. I noticed today that in the Target catalogue they now cater for ladies' sizes up to 20 whereas previously it was up to size 18 and before that size 16 if I remember correctly. It is a sure sign that people are definitely not as slim as they once were, me included.