By Voltron - 11/01/2012 00:37 - United States
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If you end up losing weight, are you gonna make yourself fat because you can't afford clothes too?:p
Hey, let's not call anyone fat here. That being said, I know for guys, for them to charge more for clothes, you have to be like an XXXL which is just really fat. I mean at that point, you almost deserve it. Think of it this way, it takes twice as much fabric to make an XXXL shirt than it takes to make a small, maybe more. But they only charge you $10 for it! What a bargain!
In Canada our sizes are the same as Aus and 16 is considered 1x or xxl here, so that is more then just a little extra weight. Anything over a 14 is more here too because of material costs. Any idea how pricey fabric is? If you really think they are unfair buy your own material and sew your own. I can promise you you will have nicer clothes- but it costs more then just buying them- even at the extra cost of plus sizes. Or just bite the bullet and lose some weight. If I can do it with medical problems which make it easy to gain and hard to lose weight, you have no excuse.
I'm plus sized, too, and while I realize that more material costs more money, some places are just downright ridiculous with their pricing. Unless you're just a damn whale (3x +), a basic long-sleeved t-shirt should never cost more than 25 dollars, at the MOST. But yet plus size retailers will charge you 35-40 for something like that. I can understand being within 5 bucks of the regular-size pricing, but after that it's pushing it. I might be fat, and I might need to lose weight, but that doesn't mean I shouldn't be allowed to buy decent clothes at decent prices. I'm a consumer just like the rest of you.
133, I know US and Aussie sizes run differently, but even still - an 18 is only ONE size bigger than you. I'm an 18, and I don't feel like I'm that "big" at all. Definitely not small by any means, but I'm not a tub of lard. You might not be that big, but you're still plus sized. And that means we're bigger than the regular sized people, lol. There's nothing wrong with admitting to that, and if you have a problem admitting to that, then... yes, I kind of agree with everyone else. Lose weight if you don't like it. I got a big ol' ass and I'm not ashamed to admit it. ;)
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I am happy with my size thankyou. I don't feel like I need to lose weight. And 18 is when our plus size section starts so I don't need people bitching to me that I'm plus sized. And I never said I didn't exercise, I actually run track and so run almost every day. I am not fat. I have hips and boobs like every other girl. Plus I'm only 16 (in age) so i don't need total strangers telling me I'm fat. Thankyou and goodbye.
I never said you were fat; I really wasn't trying to insult you or anything. Over here, a 16 -is- considered plus sized, and most of the big-name plus size retailers start at a 12/14. Department store plus sizes start at a 14/16. And to me, plus size doesn't automatically mean fat, it just means you're not small. Not being small =/= fat. However, girls who are an 18 or 20 are within 2 sizes of yourself; they aren't -that- much bigger than you, so you shouldn't act like they are. Think about how you felt when the people here reacted to your size negatively, and then thing about how I must feel when you have the same reaction towards my size, which is just one size up from your own. Granted, you didn't know until I told you so I know it wasn't directed towards me, but it still makes you sound a bit on the hypocritical side.
I'm sorry 144, I didn't mean to upset you. I just have quite strong opinions when it comes to clothing shops ripping us off and I let that cloud my reason. I have nothing against people being whatever size they are. I just don't like how we get charged more for clothes that a company will now only make more profits off.
The difference in fabric is pennies if that... The real difference is that the extremely large clothes dont sell as quickly... That means there are less machines producing them and they often have to be special ordered. They occupy shelf space longer as well so in order to make a profit even remotely even with human clothing they must charge a higher ammount. It all works out because if u need special ordered clothes u should spend less on food not clothes.
Listen Natty, don't be a butt hurt dweller about the subject. Love who you are, and don't keep going on about you being fat or not being fat, because it's the internet, and everyone likes to troll a little bit. They enjoy getting a rise out of you because you keep replying to them!
Guess what, that's how the world works. I'm 6'4" 230 lbs. Not only am I very athletic so I consume 5000 calories a day but I have broad shoulders and a narrow waist. So I have to not only buy a lot of food, I have to spend extra on properly fitting clothes. Everything is fitted for fat people now
Look according to my bmi of 26- I am overweight, so I'm not judging. However if I am overweight and wearing a medium (8-10 depending on maker), then at an xl or xxl there is no way you are not. Personally I don't give a flying fuck about looks or body type. I'm an artist and have seen it all, clothed and nude. You can believe whatever you like, but without even seeing you, based on the info provided I can say you are overweight. Choose to act or not act based on that, but by strict empirical data, you are overweight. Now either suck it up and pay the extra it costs the company, make your own, or lose some weight.
That BMI thing is so stupid. Of course, for me, it's accurate, but I know I'm definitely overweight,. However, a lot of people are categorized as "overweight" on the BMI charts but they aren't fat at all. For instance, my friend is 5'8 and weighs about 180lbs, which according to BMI charts is overweight. However, she is not in the least bit fat; she wears a size 10-12 and she's very physically fit and has a lot of muscle. And Natty, I forgive you cause I know you weren't intending to insult me, either. And I really agree with you with a whole heart. Honestly, I think they should charge more based on how big the clothes actually are because so many different stores carry their sizes so different. Old Navy goes up to a 20, and all their clothes are the same price. Some stores carry up to a 2x and charge a couple dollars more for the XL/2x, which is totally understandable. For other stores that have a straight and plus section, the plus section is often WAY more expensive than the straight size, no matter what the size of the clothing is. And often times, the straight sizes end at an XL, which in most stores, is a 14/16. That same shirt can be found in the plus section in a 1x (14/16), and sometimes, for some reason that plus sized shirt that is roughly the same size as the "regular" sized shirt costs 10 dollars more. What's the difference in a regular size 14/16 and a plus size 14/16, and why should I have to pay more for a shirt that's the same size, just in a different section? For me, I'm not so much complaining about the higher prices, more-so the inconsistency in size pricing. They make this shit so confusing.
Ok that I will agree is a bit dumb if it's the same size shirt at the same company and different prices depending on if it's in the regular or plus section. As a general rule though, larger clothes cost more to produce and sell less so they bet the company less profit and they raise the price to reflect that. I mean look at it this way- they don't charge less for an x-sm even though it uses way less fabric then a large, so just think how much x-sm wearers are paying to carry large and medium wearers. BMI can be wrong, but only in the case of highly athletic people. For most of us it's a pretty accurate tool. At 26 I'm just barely overweight... Which is reflected pretty well in my body. I'm 5'0 and 130lbs, but I have a good bit of muscle too.
To be honest, exercise isn't the hardest thing to do. Even if it's just walking a few every day ( not saying you have to walk ten miles every day ). As well, the companies that MAKE clothes don't make a huge profit, but they do make a profit. Supply and demand also plays into it.
so you aren't fat, but someone one size bigger than you (you listed a size 18) is fat? For every inch of fabric they use to cover you it cost them more money, they should make less in profits because you're fat? Tall/short/oddly proportioned people pay extra for their clothes, its a price of wanting to look nice. Tough shit. Im slim to average size (US size 6/8) but I'm tall with a short torso and long legs and pay more for tall pants that aren't too large in the waist and i pay extra for tailoring. Im also really top heavy (36dd) in relation to my size so ill buy a size up in tight dresses and button up shirts get them tailored down or take them in myself. Tons of places sell clothes for larger women and don't raise the prices if you go into their plus size section (F21- XL-3X) topshop, torrid, and simply be). The world wont ever change because you weigh too much or are an odd shape/proportion.
If the clothing stores started charging size 0-6 people less money because it took less fabric to make the dress, the size 8 ppl would be unhappy. I would be grateful that they have the design and cut I want in my size and I get a dressing room & mirror to try it on to check that it fits flatteringly. I would buy just a few pieces and make them work for me as all things add up and I cannot blame the retailers aren't going to do anything that doesn't make economic sense in catering for the outliers.
With the money you save by eating less, buy the fat clothes right away. You'll eventually grow into them.
Well, you should really go on a diet to be healthier but hey, of that's your motivation, good luck. :)
whatever works. good luck OP, we all know how fucking delicious fast food and beer are >.
That's how they get you. Fast/junk food is basically concentrated food flavored manure. Our taste buds respond immediately to fat and sugar, which was helpful for finding high caloric food when it was scarce. Fast/junk food manufacturers are using this to their advantage, saturating those two qualities in their barely edible substances and thus making them addictive. Also, let's not forget "natural" and artificial flavors, which further contribute to the release of pleasure chemicals in the brain, making us crave them even more. These manufacturers have done to food what extensive plastic surgery has done to people. I guess you can say that junk food is the Jocelyn Wildenstein of foodstuffs.