Brandy Melville's One-Size-Only Thing Is Something We Need To Talk About
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Dear Brandy Melville, I Love You But This Is The Reason Other People Don't

Brandy, we've got to talk...

Dear Brandy Melville, I Love You But This Is The Reason Other People Don't
Reilly Marzen

I have been shopping at Brandy Melville for as long as I can remember. Okay, I actually remember buying my first shirt from there in my freshman year of high school. The point is, I've been giving them business quite consistently for the past six years of my life. I would say that the majority of my wardrobe is from Brandy Melville, and at least one part of my outfit every day is a staple item from them. However, my enthusiasm for their products allow me to turn a blind eye to one of the biggest issues surrounding their clothes: they only come in one size.

Shopping at Brandy Melville has usually never been an issue for me. I'm usually a small in other clothing brands, and Brandy's "one size" is generally closest to a size small/extra small anyway. However, there have been quite a few times when the jeans or shorts did not fit me. Now I knew what it was like for all of the people who are not size small, which happens to be most people. It's 2019. By now, you would think that a clothing company as widely known as this one would know to make their sizing more inclusive. I'm also surprised there hasn't been more discussion about this, shaming the company for their "one-size" choice.

Brandy Melville is an international company, and as a Brandy enthusiast, I have gone out of my way to visit their store in several European cities, including Florence, Rome, Barcelona, and Amsterdam. I have noticed that in some European chains, a range of sizes does exist, which makes me question why it is just the United States that continues the one-size concept. Especially with the recent movements for body-positivity, self-love promotion, and a lot of other companies expanding their size ranges, I fail to understand why the company has not followed suit. Not only would their business spike most likely, but the company's reputation would probably benefit greatly.

Perhaps I am a little bit biased, but I think Brandy Melville's simplistic and easy-to-match style is one that everyone should consider investing in, at least a few pieces. But the fact that only individuals who fit a typical size extra small/small can wear their clothes just excludes so many, which I personally don't think is fair. So a note to Brandy Melville: I love your clothes, and I'm sure everyone else would if you just let more people wear them. Size smalls aren't the only size.

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