Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Fashion Designers And The Small Sizing Row

If you’re a lady that is slightly larger than a size UK 12, you might be seemingly perturbed by the reality of ladies designer clothes always verging on the small side. It’s a good thing if you have curves, but fashion designers don’t seem to think like that and that’s why their clothes always run much smaller than high street labels. Through many years of designer clothes being available, the fact they are small sized doesn’t seem to have changed at all.

Naturally, women want to look and feel good which is why ladies designer clothes are such a popular option. The problem starts when curvy ladies find they can’t buy top designer clothes because they simply can’t get into them! To start with, you have to be able to find a designer brand that caters for your size and this can be a lengthy process for some. It is interesting to note how designer clothes are always on the small side, so whereas you might be a size UK 8 in normal clothes, you would probably have to buy a size 10 to be able to fit into it. Slim women can also appreciate the nightmare battle with smaller sized designer clothes, which is why they often take drastic measures to fit into their favourite clothes.

Fashion designers have created this idealistic view of how their clothes are supposed to look and that’s why their small sized ladies designer clothes are always worn on the catwalk by very thin ladies. However, the reality is that there are many women of different shapes and sizes that still want to be able to wear the latest ladies designer clothes. It is sad that many fashion designers only envisage slim women wearing their clothes.

Luckily, this is not the end, and there are some fashion designers that are making their clothes a ‘true’ size UK 12 for example, meaning real women can fit into their pieces finally. Juicy Couture, for example, used to run particularly on the small side, but now a Juicy size Large will comfortably fit a UK 12 or 14, so maybe other designers will start following suit too.