Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Fashion for Everyone (unless you're not an acceptable size)

I had planned to post a comment to Mom-O-Matic's original post, but life (aka 5 kids) got the better of me and I didn't get back to it.

The problem at Target is really the almost complete lack of a plus size department. Literally there are 3 or 4 racks of clothes compared to the 30 or more racks of clothes for the "regular" sizes. (Admittedly this might be a quirk of my particular Target, but the 2 in my area have the same meager plus department, and given the fact that most of these national place have detailed plans for layouts and where and how to hang certain things, I'd bet all Targets are pretty similar.)

Forget fit and fabric. You can't find what isn't there.

What is there is stretch jeans (yuck) and t-shirts with zero shape and clothes that bring to mind fat hookers.

I am not a fashionista. I am mostly a t-shirt and jeans gal (although I'm trying to dress it up a bit more - Stacy and Clinton would be proud), but even I at my most lazy cannot bear to wear Target clothes.

So get a clue, Target. We are here. We may not be completely satisfied with our current body shape or size but we would like to look good. Give us a little help.


Lotta said...

Thanks for the link. And yes, so true! "you can't find what's not there". Check out my blog for an update - supposedly Target is sending me some clothing from the fall line. Here's hoping we get more than 3 circle racks this fall.

carpoolmom said...

No kidding - and when the "normal" clothes are sized smaller than usual, and then shrink, what are the rest of us to do? I'm also hoping for a better selection. Fingers crossed!