Fans expressed disappointment after Lena Dunham launched her new plus-size capsule assortment
Even although loads of manufacturers lately are touting themselves as being “inclusive” and “body positive,” trendy and reasonably priced choices for bigger our bodies are nonetheless markedly slim. Lena Dunham is coming into the style market, launching a capsule assortment with 11 Honoré, an organization that calls itself a “size-inclusive shopping site,” and whereas the 5 objects within the line are stylish, tailor-made, and stylish, some social media customers are sad with Dunham’s first foray into vogue.
The Girls alum teamed up with 11 Honoré for the 11 Honoré x Lena Dunham assortment, which options loads of work put on necessities, together with a coordinating navy pinstripe blazer and miniskirt with delicate scalloped trim, a printed gown with a handkerchief hem, a buttery yellow button-up shirt, and a traditional white mock-neck tank. Prices vary from $98 to $298 and the gathering ranges in sizes 12 to 26, two factors that social media customers famous had been prohibitive for our bodies past dimension 26 in addition to buyers who merely can’t afford to spend near $100 on a fundamental white tank prime.
With regards to the scale choices, the gathering expands 11 Honoré’s choices by one dimension — they sometimes cowl as much as dimension 24 and name themselves “a size-inclusive shopping site that for the first time ever, gives more women the option to experience the best designer clothing and celebrate and honor their bodies, beauty, and style.” Given that individuals who put on sizes 5X, 6X, and past are already severely restricted in the case of obtainable buying choices, it’s comprehensible why some are annoyed with the brand new line.
Apparently Lena Dunham is making a plus dimension clothes line that solely goes as much as a dimension 26. That’s… not a plus sized line. That’s a mid dimension line with restricted, prolonged sizing. pic.twitter.com/Xs3OFrVJwV
— Devon Cantwell (@devon_cantwell) April 5, 2021
it ought to shock nobody that lena dunham’s plus dimension line cuts of at a US 26, leaving out the identical individuals that almost each single plus dimension line leaves out.
should you assume you do not know somebody greater than a 26, congratulations, you do. you realize me.
— 💖📯 sgt. pepper’s juicy ass membership band 📯💖 (@lovelylandfill) April 6, 2021
Plus dimension individuals vs Lena Dunham launching her assortment pic.twitter.com/Q4ACBl7IX7
— Sharanya (@haridassharanya) April 6, 2021
Others have famous accessibility points with the value factors, arguing that the gathering shuts out the inhabitants of people that can’t afford to spend at the least $100 on one single merchandise of clothes.
My solely actual thought in regards to the Lena Dunham garments factor is that its at all times a little bit tiresome when a marginalized individual thinks they’re making an enormous assertion by making an unique and costly expertise barely extra accommodating for themselves
— Lux “Diehard Urbanist” Alptraum (@LuxAlptraum) April 5, 2021
Fatness is strongly correlated with poverty, so excuse me if I’m not excited by a celebrity-designed plus dimension capsule wardrobe with value factors of $100 for a prime and $300 for a jacket.
Also, I simply do not like Lena Dunham, so there’s that.
— mj, MA (@scib0rg) April 5, 2021
Over the years, Dunham has been open about her experiences with physique picture, so it is sensible that her vogue debut would goal to cater to those that have been made to really feel like vogue isn’t for them. In a New York Times article saying the launch, the actor famous that the clothes line “is a direct response to [her] experience” being criticized or shut out of high-fashion choices all through her profession. But per a few of her quotes within the article — together with not designing sweatpants as a result of “for a chubby girl it’s, ‘You’ve made a lifestyle choice to give up’” if carrying sweatpants; joking about being on steroids however “not the cool kind that make you muscular, just the kind that make your face fat,” sharing that she has a “straight-up gut, like an old man — and that’s not where anybody wants to see flesh,” and joking about consuming a “large baguette” throughout her Zoom interview (you realize, as a result of fats individuals eat giant baguettes, proper?) — it appears she has a bit extra unpacking to do in the case of celebrating and supporting all our bodies and her personal internalized fatphobia.
Still, any choices that permit bigger our bodies to really feel cute and comfy are much-needed and much-deserved, so right here’s hoping manufacturers will hear the criticisms and supply extra accessible and inclusive choices for all our bodies.