Woman slams plus-size clothing who use skinny models

Woman slams plus-size clothing website for using skinny models stretching out the clothes to mimic larger figures

  • Kristin Russell, 31 from Falls City, Nebraska wears a US size 24 (UK size 28)
  • Excited at the prospect of being able to purchase plus-sized lingerie online 
  • Online store has taken photographs of petite models wearing larger clothes 

A furious mother has slammed a plus-size clothing store after she realised they were using skinny models to advertise their plus size clothes.  

Kristin Russell, 31 from Falls City, Nebraska – who wears a US size 24 (UK size 28) – said she came across an online clothing store called ‘Plus Sized Baby’ that supposedly specialized in catering to larger women.

The mother-of-one said she was excited at the prospect of being able to purchase plus-sized lingerie online – but claims she was ‘shocked and disgusted’ after seeing how the company advertised their clothing.

Instead of using plus-sized women to model their clothes, the online store has taken photographs of petite models wearing larger clothes – despite the garments being far too big for their frame.

The models have then stretched out the clothing with their hands to show the true size – and in one photograph used to advertise a pair of black leggings, the model has even squeezed her entire body into one pant leg. 

A furious mother has slammed a plus-size clothing store after she realised they were using skinny models to advertise their plus size clothes

Leggings that are available to buy on the online clothing store called Plus Sized Baby are advertised with the model using both of her legs in just one of the legs

Kristin Russell, 31, from Falls City, Nebraska – who wears a US size 24 (UK size 28) – said she came across an online clothing store called ‘Plus Sized Baby’ that supposedly specialised in catering to larger women

Restaurant owner Kristin said: ‘I had never actually heard of the company before, but I came across their website one day after one of their advertisements popped up on Twitter.

‘I was looking to buy some nice lingerie, and I do prefer buying online as it can be difficult to find nice plus-sized underwear in stores.

‘I saw one of their photos of a stick-thin model wearing a pair of underwear and she was stretching it out with her hands as far as it would go.

‘I thought it must have been a mistake. I didn’t think anyone would advertise that way.

Underwear is advertised on the website, with a model stretching it out to show that it will fit plus sized women 

Kristin said that when you’re ordering online, all you have to go off is seeing how that item of clothing fits somebody else so you can imagine how it would look on you

 ‘But the website was full of them and they just got more offensive as you keep looking. It just made me feel bad about myself.

‘I honestly have no idea why they’ve chosen to advertise in this way. I don’t know if perhaps they were just embarrassed to have someone of a bigger size wearing their clothes.

‘It’s not helpful at all. Besides being offensive, I can’t actually see how the garment is going to fit.

‘When you’re ordering online, all you have to go off is seeing how that item of clothing fits somebody else so you can imagine how it would look on you.

Kristin said: ‘I honestly have no idea why they’ve chosen to advertise in this way. I don’t know if perhaps they were just embarrassed to have someone of a bigger size wearing their clothes

On their website, ‘Plus Size Baby’ claim to be supportive of all women and encourage women of all sizes to ‘be proud’ of their bodies – even giving reasons as to why being plus-sized is ‘cool’ 

Kristin said the website was full of them and they just got more offensive as you keep looking. she also reveals that it just made me feel bad about myself.

‘But you can’t compare when they’re advertising this way. It’s impossible.

‘The cherry on top was when they put a girl in one pant leg. It’s just bizarre and so demeaning.

After feeling ‘deeply offended’ by the company’s advertisements, Kristin decided to share her thoughts online in an emotive Facebook post – and was shocked after it rapidly went viral, racking up over 40,000 likes and shares in less than 48 hours.

Kristin, who is a size 24 (UK size 28)  sais the way that the website has advertised the garments was just ‘ridiculous’ 

After feeling ‘deeply offended’ by the company’s advertisements, Kristin decided to share her thoughts online in an emotive Facebook post – and was shocked after it rapidly went viral, racking up over 40,000 likes and shares in less than 48 hours

On their website, ‘Plus Size Baby’ claim to be supportive of all women and encourage women of all sizes to ‘be proud’ of their bodies – even giving reasons as to why being plus-sized is ‘cool’.

She said: ‘I had some friends I wanted to share it with, so instead of messaging them about it I decided to share it.

‘I never expected the post to go so viral. But it’s obvious with how many shares it’s got, that lots of people feel the same way that I do.

The ‘sexy lace’ pants are obviously far to big for the model, who has stretched them out in front of her stomach 

Kristin said that you want to feel sexy when buying lingerie, regardless of what size you are. But for her she said that ‘nothing about their website made me feel good’

Another picture on their site showed these Leopard print pants in different colours advertised in the ridiculous way 

‘You don’t see clothing for petite women being advertised by plus-sized women who can’t fit the garments. It makes no sense.

‘I really just hope that the company take these comments seriously and consider changing their website.

‘You want to feel sexy when buying lingerie, regardless of what size you are. But sadly, nothing about their website made me feel good.’

‘Plus Size Baby’ has been contacted for comment.

 

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