Re: Vanity sizing and the slender woman
posted at 7/9/2013 9:12 AM EDT
Interesting thought, rdg. Indeed, they are a "skinny" brand. Actually, I can't wear Abercrombie (even if I wanted to) because my waist-hip difference is 10" inches, and they are cut stick straight (imo). So, they are really targeting a certain look person, and they probably wouldn't want their logo splashed across the chest of a size 22 woman or even a curvy slender woman...doesn't fit the brand (no pun intended).
However, at the same time, Nicole Miller does come in sizes up to 14. Of course, since I'm a 4 in NM, that means that a 14 is really a non-couture size 8 or 10...still not that large tape measurement wise.
Very interesting. Never thought of it from the designers' point of view, that maybe they don't want to have a heavy woman say, "It's a Nicole Miller," because they perceive it detracts from their image (not my opinion).
Thanks for adding - I'm intrigued, and I agree that you might seriously be on to something.
ETA: Congrats on the 20 lbs, by the way, I remember you being frustrated with weight a few years ago.
Discretion is the better part of valor.