Model Rants About Trying To Buy A Plus-Size Bikini: 'We Deserve More Choice'
Shopping is traditionally seen as a super fun leisure activity that all ladies love. While, indeed, it can be fun to peruse down aisles and look at a bunch of cool things, it can be downright stressful and annoying.
The fitting room is probably the worst place of all, and one woman is proving why shopping for clothes is so frustrating.
Sonny Turner is a body positive Instagrammer and model.
She often posts fearless photos of herself confidently rocking whatever the heck she wants!
And, uh, she models for Rihanna's lingerie line Savage X Fenty, so, she's super cool.
Like many people, she headed to a popular fast fashion store to get a bikini for fun summer activities.
She just wanted to try on a bikini in peace.
Of course, that just couldn't be the case.
She was in for a rude awakening when the bikini completely disrespected her.
So, she decided to go on a rant about the reality of shopping for plus size clothes on Instagram, and all I can say is, "YAAAAS."
She wrote: "I am wearing the largest size [that] one of the most popular high street stores sells in bikinis which is 12-14."
"High street store bikinis do not cater for women of my body type. Majority of online stores don't either. NO ONE GETS IT."
"[S]o for any upcoming designers I got some tips for u."
She listed some details that bigger women need from their clothing.
Some underwire support, cup sizes that actually match bra sizes past a DD, cups that actually cover nipples, comfortable straps and bottoms, and more.
"WE DESERVE MORE CHOICE IN THE SELECTION FOR OUR BODY TYPE THAT ISN'T JUST THE GENERIC BLACK SWIMSUIT WITH A KIMONO," she continued.
"WE'RE GONNA NEED YOU TO STOP USING MODELS WITH FAKE BOOBS THAT AREN'T A REAL DEPICTION OF WHAT THE BRA WOULD LOOK LIKE ON OUR REAL DROOPY ONES."
"ITS NOT FAIR THAT WE CAN'T...WEAR CUTE SWIMWEAR JUST BC WE ARE BUILT DIFFERENTLY. WE DESERVE TO WALK INTO A STORE AND PAY £10 FOR A NICE BIKINI WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK AND OUR BODY CONFIDENCE."
The bottom line? "MAKE CLOTHES FOR ALL SIZES & BODIES."
She couldn't have said it better!
Her rant was straight to the point, and everyone related HARD to her struggle.
More and more brands are giving greater attention to creating clothes for all body types.
However, Sonny's post shows that it is a long, hard, and worthwhile cause to continue fighting for!