The Sizist returns, with righteous ire

So, here I am again. Let’s pretend I didn’t go anywhere and that people still give a shit about what I think, eh? Good. So, today’s anger is directed at Linda Stasi of the New York Post, who wrote this review of Season 2 of ‘Girls’. Now, I’m not about to start moaning at someone for disliking read more »

American Apparel. Never forget.

Okay, so I did forget. I forgot what the American Apparel shop assistant said and that makes me a bad fat woman. Thankfully Nancy Upton didn’t forget. So, it turns out that AA are looking to extend their sizing to include an American size 12. So, that’s a UK size 16. All the way up read more »

Polka WHAT?

Polka dots. Ever since I got fat I have had a problem with polka dots. I’m not saying it’s rational, it probably isn’t, but whenever I see a polka dotted dress in a plus size, I always imagine the designer saying “Hey, big girls are bubbly, right? So lets put them in something fun, like read more »

So Fabulous! Try and look past the awful name.

I’ve spoken before about the awkward, sometimes patronising names that companies come up with for their plus size ranges, and Very.co.uk’s So Fabulous! (with exclamation mark. No kidding) is possibly the front runner in the patronising stakes. Apparently, even if you’re fat you can still be fabulous! WHO KNEW? Oh, everyone. Right. The So Fabulous! read more »

My response (months later) to Polly Vernon’s Grazia article

Okay, okay, I know I’m months out of date, but I did rip out and keep the Polly Vernon article I’m about to write about, so I must have felt it was important. I think it’s fair to say that Polly Vernon caused quite the stink with this article, written for the Guardian in September read more »

On the subject of bras…

I have a confession. I wear non-wired bras. There. It will come as no surprise to anyone who reads this blog that I have pretty large breasts. If you’d have told me three or four years ago that I would be at my most comfortable and (I think) best-boob-shaped in a non-wired bra then I read more »

H+M Inclusive Line

So. It’s been a while. I highly doubt that anyone has been devastated at my silence, but I would like to explain. I recently moved house and haven’t got a proper net connection set up at home yet. I’ve been working two jobs as well as attempting to also have a life. I’m down to read more »

Sometimes it feels like all I do is moan (but then H+M makes me happy)

It really does. I log on here and let rip about why everything is crap. Sometimes I get excited when I see nice things, but for the most part I am exasperated and frustrated at the lack of (flattering) choice out there for plus women. Without wanting to get into the debate as to why read more »

New Year Hiatus and lots of lovely news

Well, a lot has happened since I last wrote. The most important thing being that I moved house. Thank goodness. I’m now living on my own (for the first time!) in a lovely flat. Christmas came and went and I received (amongst other things) the coat and the weird print dress I mentioned in this read more »

WHY?

I almost cried in work yesterday. It was nothing work-related, no family, friend or boyfriend trouble, it was because I’d just found the most exciting clothing website, and I was quite literally finding it hard to keep my cheeks dry. I have a weird and quirky sense of style. I’m not talking patchwork trousers weird, or animal read more »