Jennifer is a one in a million stay-at-home mom. (More like one OF a million stay at home moms!) She graduated from a liberal arts college but there is nothing liberal OR artsy about her. She is married to Kevin Fischer of This Just In, and together they have a beautiful young daughter Kyla Audrey. In no particular order she loves dogs, wine, a good bargain, her family, pizza, and entertaining. Follow her blog of all things miscellaneous including but not limited to cooking and baking, entertaining and party planning, being a mommy, and homekeeping.
I’ve got “Skinny Minnie” female friends and relatives. I’ve got “average” female friends and relatives. And I have “plus size” female friends and relatives. I’ve rarely, if ever, discussed clothing dilemmas with any of them. We talk about many girly things from recipes to child-raising to (as Kevin would put it) the price of beans. But generally we don’t discuss how tough it is to find good fashion options to suit our size. Since NO woman is happy with her physique (“I’m too skinny; fat; tall; short; wide; narrow; small-busted; big busted…”) perhaps we’ve all resigned ourselves to the fact that “off the rack” never offers the exact selection we’d like.
Face it. None of us have the clothing allowance of Kate Middleton, though we do credit her for her “thrifty” shopping at times. The problem even with that is that once SHE deems a dress worthy of donning then the price goes up and the item disappears for the rest of us commoners. I’m not sure what size she wears (I probably would know except I’m not a Royal Watcher) but clearly it’s not a size 22.
Hey! I’m not knocking a size 22. My point is, if the Duchess of Cambridge WAS a size 22 where would she shop? Probably not the same places she does now. Nor would her custom made attire be the same. Is that fair? When it comes to fashion though, what IS fair?
“The average American woman is about 25 pounds heavier than she was in 1960. Yet women's plus-size clothing, generally defined as size 14 and up, still makes up only about 9 percent of the $190 billion spent annually on clothes.” Wow. Really? Somehow those numbers don’t add up. I guess that’s The Funny Math of Clothing Sizes for you.
Sure I’d like to shed a few unwanted pounds and fit into a smaller dress size. I guess, though, that would require diligent attention to what I eat and exercising on a regular basis. Then again, maybe not.