I was getting ready to start a new yoga class and decided to upgrade my wardrobe with a new top. Off I went to the store and started shopping. Do I even have to build up to where this goes?
It’s not really a problem for me to find workout clothes. Since I’m a 14-16, I can usually wear an XL in most brands. I can usually find something. But, as I shopped today, I started wondering about the 18-20 set, and above. What are their options? When there are racks full of XXS, XS, S, and M, with a half rack of L, a quarter rack of XL, and four or five items of XXL, what are companies saying to women*?
You’ve got all these fitness people cheering JUST DO IT! And you’ve got all these other people jeering, “Hey, Fatso, just get off the sofa and go workout.” But what are people supposed to wear?
I bought my stuff, then came home and looked online at sizes available. I won’t bore you with all the details. I’ll just show you this. From the JUST DO IT company themselves:
You’ll see their size chart tops out at XXL, and then next to the size chart, you can see that they don’t even have yoga pants (the search I chose) available in that size. What does that even mean?
What’s a lady supposed to think? Exactly what a lot of ladies do think: That the gym is only for people who have earned it through personal discipline. The gym is only for people who have already mastered their physical form. The gym is for XXS, XS, S, and M, and a handful of L, XL, and maybe one or two XXLs. That is so completely wrong.
I never know what else to do, other than to point out how wrong something like that is. Who do you call? How do you get people to listen? Clothing should be available for people. All people.
*I’m talking about women because I didn’t shop the men’s racks. I have no idea what was available there.