Sunday, 08 December 2013 11:00
Is Making Plus-Size Clothing Really Any Different from Standard?Written by d'Italia
It’s a question you may or may not consider very often, but chances are that if you’ve ever been frustrated by the lack of selection in your favorite stores or boutiques – and it’s likely you have – you may have asked yourself some variation of this question. Possibly with slightly more hostile words. So is it actually harder to make plus-size clothing? Would that explain its lack of availability?
This Mammamia.com article brings to light a Choice Consumer Report that many stores only target larger-size clothing of sizes 8-14, so what about beyond that? Is it really such a problem? The report also goes on to note that the problem may be in part the logistics, but also in part the “snobbery” of the industry. Apparently women with sizes 16 and up put on weight in “vastly different ways,” meaning that scaling for these sizes is difficult, so mass-producing may not be efficient fiscally. The writer also notes that professional opinion is that some clothiers just prefer to associate with the slimmer demographic for their own image. In short, it may be a little bit harder to orchestrate the logistics of plus-size clothing, but that’s still no excuse for poor supply. If you’re having consistent trouble finding exceptionally fitting clothes, you can always consider custom-made plus-size clothing for a guaranteed perfect fit. Every woman deserves that. To book a free consultation with us phone (03) 9509 4633 d'Italia is open 7 days 10am-5pm and is located at 62 Glenferrie Road, Malvern, Melbourne
Published in Fashion Tips