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People Are Criticizing The Way This Site Is Selling Plus-Size Tights

Are they serious?

by Sarah Beauchamp

A site called actually thought it would be a good idea to advertise plus-size tights by having thin models fit their entire bodies into them. For fucking real? How many people did these ads have to go through? And how many of them wear larger than a size 10? Women who aren't a size 2 have a hard enough time buying clothes, and this shit doesn't help.

As Comso's Laura Capon wrote, "What is the point they are trying to make here? That our thunder thighs are so big that their model can fit her entire body body into a pair of our tights? Round of applause for her, well bloody done. Now do you want me to model a pair of 'regular' tights by wearing them on my finger?"

Generally, when women are shopping for tights, they'd like to know what they'll look like on them before purchasing, not what they would look like if a very slender model used them as a sleeping bag. Emphasizing that the tights someone is about to buy for their legs could fit an entire person is the exact opposite way to get someone to buy your product. 

Shockingly, this isn't the first time a company has tried to sell plus-size pants by demonstrating how large they are on a size 0 model. Over the summer, Amazon was called out for selling a pair of leggings that had a model fit her whole body into one leg, while holding the other up. 

The fact that we even have a "plus-size" label is offensive enough, because it implies that these sizes are somehow bigger than "normal" when the average American woman is a size 16. On top of that, we really don't need to see stuff like this.