We Need To Stop Shaming Clothing Companies For Being ‘One Size’

We Need To Stop Shaming Clothing Companies For Being ‘One Size’

Would you shame Urban Outfitters for carrying a sweater in every size (including your own) but it still not fit you correctly?


I understand why people get upset over brands that advertise themselves as "one size."

We all come in different shapes and sizes. Something that'll fit well on one person might look completely unflattering on someone else.

Would you shame Urban Outfitters for carrying a sweater in every size (including your own) but it still not fit you correctly? No. You'd probably be upset, but you'd move on.

The same goes for clothing companies such as Brandy Melville. Sure, they're a "one size" clothing company—and yes, not all of us are a size 0-2 or an XS-M.

Let's clarify something real quick: I've shopped with Brandy Melville for years now. I've never once seen a tag that says "one size fits all." I've never even seen a tag that says "one size fits most" either. If it does specify a size, it usually says "one size."

The only time I've ever heard of "Brandy Melville" and "one size fits all" claim is from articles and other people bashing on the clothing brand.

That doesn't necessarily mean that such a thing doesn't exist. Maybe they do advertise as such and I just haven't seen it before. Regardless, I'm tired of seeing so much backlash towards clothing companies that decide to stick to the "one size" sizing chart.

Yes, it would be great if a trendy clothing company such as Brandy Melville would broaden their size chart a bit. And we can all sit here and whine about it, but instead of doing that, how about we spend time shopping at other retailers who DO cater to other sizes?

Brandy Melville specifically caters to petite, young teens. That much is clear. However, there are plenty of other retailers that cater to all different sizes who have the exact same items Brandy Melville carries but for much cheaper. On top of that, there are plus size stores such as Torrid. Many other retailers such as Forever 21 have a plus size collection, too.

So, yeah, it may suck that clothing companies such as Brandy Melville do cater to the smaller, petite girls. But there are plenty of other alternatives. Plus, believe it or not, some smaller girls do have a hard time shopping at main retailers 'cause they are so petite and normal sizing don't fit them as well as it should.

My point is: there are plenty of fish in the sea. Just because you don't agree with a company's way of sizing, doesn't mean they're fat-shaming. Shop elsewhere!

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15 Actual Thoughts You Have While Wandering Around TJ Maxx

God bless TJ Maxx.


I recently went to TJ Maxx with a friend with the sole purpose of not buying anything. We literally looked at everything, though, and later, I walked out with half a dozen items I was not planning on buying. I'm just glad it was only six from the number of things I saw and liked.

Here were my thoughts as I wandered around TJ Maxx for an hour.

2. "Of course I have to check out the clearance section... except that's basically the entire store."

4. "This may look horrible on me but I'm going to try it on anyway."

5. "Maybe I should just look at some nice clothes for work. You can never have too many business casual clothes..."

7. "$5 makeup... How bad could it be?"

8. "American Eagle shorts for only $15?!"

9. "I can't carry all this stuff."

10. "Do I have a giftcard?"

11. "I want to decorate my house with everything in here."

12. "Oh, look, something I didn't need but buying anyway."

13. "Could I pull this off? It's cheap and looks good on the mannequin..."

15. "Yes, I found what I wanted. No, I did not need any of this."

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