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 one full time job now, which is a good thing, so hopefully once I get a net connection sorted there should be no stopping me.

I’m currently at home attempting to fight off the onset of flu, so what better time to talk about clothes?

I was really excited about H+M’s Inclusive range. Not necessarily because I was crazy about any of the clothing, but because it was some attention from a major high street retailer, and I think that’s important. So finally the full line is out. I’m overly into most of the clothes, but I will be wearing the dress on the right at a wedding in the spring hopefully: http://shop.hm.com/gb/campaign?campaign=A88_INCLUSIVE&page=INCLUSIVE_3

The major thing that’s puzzling me is their lingerie. Knickers that go up to a size 28, awesome. Bras that go up to a 38D.

Yeah.

Isn’t that the size their regular range goes up to? Why yes, yes it is. So why on earth say that you are adding lingerie into the Inclusive line if you’re not going to bother making larger sized bras?

I understand that big bras need proper construction. I’d be shocked if they were going to make a bra giant enough for me, but I’d expect an extension of at least a couple of cup sizes and certainly a few back sizes. What is really troubling me is how did the powers that be decide that everything else can have a size extension, but probably the bras are okay? I mean, I know that there are some plus size women who have 38D chests. Some who have 38A, 34B etc etc, but there are also women who are big on top. What makes them think that someone who will be buying a size 28 cardigan will be cool with a 38D bra? It doesn’t add up.

Still, I’m happy that Inclusive exists. I would love for them to carry on making clothes and getting it right. Someone has to. I mean, have you seen Evans’ Spring catalogue? I haven’t the energy today, but suffice to say that everyone’s favourite mixed floral pattern maxi skirts make several appearances, as well as a fleet of smock tops and inexplicable denim harem pants.

Click here if you dare

Like I said, I have neither the time nor the energy for this catalogue. There are two pieces I would consider buying. Possibly.

 

 

 

4 Comments

  • 1
    Jo
    March 16, 2011 - 11:05 am | Permalink

    I just played a game where I tried to identify the two items of clothing from the Evans catalogue that you would consider buying. I guessed at page 27 and then got stuck. Where could this other vaguely acceptable item of clothing be? So I thought ‘perhaps it is a pair of shoes, or a bag’. Then I saw the shoes and the bags. Not any of those then. This is all such cheap tat, I imagine that if you had the catalogue in your hands it would emit a quiet sigh of defeat with every page turn. These clothes are not worthy of you.

  • 2
    March 16, 2011 - 11:40 am | Permalink

    Yeah you’re right about 27, possibly 24 as well, but that really is only a possibility. Sigh.

    • 3
      Jo
      March 16, 2011 - 12:20 pm | Permalink

      It’s just a shapeless tunic with a ribbon round it isn’t it? Shiny 100% viscose too, which negates even lump hiding- the only redeeming quality of the tunic. That line you get where the top of your tights fights to reach your inner core? Emphasised. How horrible. For 40 bloody quid no less. I can see why they like selling tunics so much, they’re super easy and cheap to make. No doubt the sequined bit was pre-manufactured too which is the only discernable ‘design’ element. £40! Outrageous.

      • 4
        March 16, 2011 - 12:41 pm | Permalink

        Yeah, I know. I’m not into tunics either. That’s why it was only a slight possibility. The black dress is obviously made out of rubbish material too though. It’s all very disheartening.

        So is the bra situation.

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