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And finally, “When stores are ‘size-inclusive,’ but all the plus-size clothes are only available online. So, we don’t deserve to try clothes on before we buy them? We don’t deserve to take clothes home with us? UGH.”
“Stores like Victoria’s Secret don’t carry my size in-store. I have no choice but to order my size online. I feel like I’m being discriminated against because of my size. I want to try on my bras in-store and decide right there if I’m going to purchase. By ordering online, I have to wait until it’s sent to the store or to my home; then, if it doesn’t fit well, I have to return it. It’s a hassle.”
“It’s humiliating walking into trendy stores, knowing you can’t wear anything there. It’s traumatic, especially as a young woman, not being able to shop for the same brands and styles as your peers and facing reminders everywhere you shop that your body is outside the ‘norm.’ The first time I walked into a Gap and saw my jean size on a rack (not just offered in extended sizes online), I teared up.”