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Old 03-19-2011, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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Charla Krupp comments on the state of evening wear for larger women:
Charla Krupp: Shopping for My Mom: How Fashion Fails Real Women
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:05 PM
 
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I never understood how they measure or determine a gals size ( ie 14) like in the article, but I'm all for everyone being able to pick what they want. Us guys can and do. All we have to remember are a few measurements. It's pretty straight forward stuff. If you have over a 38" waist, you need to do some sit-ups! LOL
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Tucson
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Charla Krupp comments on the state of evening wear for larger women:
Charla Krupp: Shopping for My Mom: How Fashion Fails Real Women
These titles always annoy me. So the rest of the women are "unreal," I take it...?
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:39 AM
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Location: New York, New York
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Yes, some of us have to put more effort in finding clothes or shoes because we are tall or petite or plus-sized or wear a size 11 shoe. Charla makes some valid points but even she herself admits that she could easily find evening wear in size 16 online. So why not just order a choice of three dresses from Nordies? You can hardly talk about "immediate gratification" when it's the daughter going to the brick and mortar store and buying clothes for the mom who is not even there to try them on.
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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These titles always annoy me. So the rest of the women are "unreal," I take it...?

I agree.
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:10 PM
 
Location: CT
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These titles always annoy me. So the rest of the women are "unreal," I take it...?
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I agree.
Yeah, I really mean no offense to anyone but that's actually kinda insulting. Fashion may fail certain kinds of women (it does), but even if they make up some majority and other girls don't, that doesn't make one group more "real" than the other. You'd be surprised (or maybe not) at the hostility that naturally thin girls or others get. If you're thin you're not a real women, you're also not just thin you're emaciated and sick looking, and you skipped all your meals and threw everything up to get that way, well, just saying.
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Old 03-20-2011, 02:21 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Yes, I am a *real* woman too even though I'm not overweight.
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Old 03-20-2011, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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First, I am male, and second, I am just repeating what several others said ahead of me upthread, but the OP's choice of title is so egregiously offensive, so biased and objectionable, that I could not remain silent. "Real" women?? It makes me want to gag. If fashion is leaving some women out, then go ahead and say so, and I think that complaint would be legitimate. But to devalue and dehumanize an entire group of women is way out of line. I do not normally visit this forum, but that title caught my eye. Maybe that was the intent, but that does not excuse it. For shame.
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Old 03-20-2011, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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First, I am male, and second, I am just repeating what several others said ahead of me upthread, but the OP's choice of title is so egregiously offensive, so biased and objectionable, that I could not remain silent. "Real" women?? It makes me want to gag. If fashion is leaving some women out, then go ahead and say so, and I think that complaint would be legitimate. But to devalue and dehumanize an entire group of women is way out of line. I do not normally visit this forum, but that title caught my eye. Maybe that was the intent, but that does not excuse it. For shame.
That's not OP's fault. It's the original title of the article. I looked at it out of curiosity.
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:25 PM
 
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Clearly the author has never been outside the US -- the vast majority of women in almost every other country, who would be considered skinny by American standards, are not "real" women?

Also, I'm saddened by the current attitude in America that we're supposed accept being overweight or even obese as "normal" in spite of clear evidence that it's extremely unhealthy. And I'm really disgusted by the entitlement and accusations of such people, i.e. "If I'm too fat to fit into normal clothes it's everyone else's fault but my own."
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