asos y u put chiffon holes in perfectly nice denim shirt
Here is why Torrid’s rebranding has put them on my shitlist.
This, right here, is the reason I’m looking for new employment. Because the things my store manager has told me are being backed up by corporate. Because I’ve been told shorts I was wearing to work shouldn’t be sold in all the sizes Torrid sells and I couldn’t wear them any more. Because I’ve been told that fat visibility is offensive to plus size women and gives them a bad name. Granted, these are things my store manager has told me, and they are her personal opinions. But I know she would be backed up by corporate if I said anything. I’m tired of being told what I should look like, especially by a company where I once felt comfortable being myself. As my other manager and I were saying yesterday, Torrid’s shrunk the size of the mannequins from a 16 to a 12. I have yet to meet a person from corporate who was actually plus size, and I think that’s the problem. I don’t feel like Torrid and I are on the same level anymore.
THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT RESPONSE MY ARTICLE HAS GOTTEN.
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This is really important.
I’m definitely going to go spend the $60 I was planning on dropping on the one dress I really liked on Torrid’s website somewhere else. Somewhere more friendly to actual fat people, with actual fat models and actual fat mannequins. Fuck their bullshit.
Welp, good thing I haven’t touched their shit in years.
I’ve never shopped at Torrid before, but since I’m edging into plus-size territory, I might have. Now? Nope.
Why do people insist on making things worse?
PET PEEVE TIME
or “boyfriend shirt”
or “boyfriend jeans”
1.) It’s heteronormative as fuuuuck
2.) no it is NOT my boyfriend’s jacket
3.) It’s MY JACKET
4.) I BOUGHT IT
5.) Unless I buy my boyfriend this jacket and steal it
6.) In which case it is a boyfriend sweater
but it just seems like this really gross diminutive thing like “yeah laydeez this masculine-coded thing isn’t even really yours, we’re gonna sell it like you’re just borrowing it. the thing you bought is not even really your thing. it still belongs to a man”
“I never really liked a man wearing an oxford. They always reminded me of Catholic school and priests, and not in a hot porn kind of way. Just way too uptight.” — Sharona, 32
“Clearly you didn’t feel like trying when you woke up this morning and decided to put on a t-shirt.” — Krystal, 27
“Belts really raise a red flag for me because like, clearly you can’t afford a tailor if you need a belt. No thanks.” — Veronica, 25
On scarves… “What’s it like being stuck in the closet?” — Kayla, 21
“Suits are just too formal. Don’t make me feel like I have to like, always be ready to go to a gala. Sometimes I just want to relax and watch TV!” — Riley, 28
“I’d rather become celibate than date a guy who wears jeans. Only slobs wear jeans.” — Leilani, 29
On plaid shorts… “I don’t want to be dating some douche from Vampire Weekend.” — Hanna, 19
“Ties are a sure sign that a dude has some sort of complex where he’s trying to be like his father. Ties are for old dudes.” — Lucy, 21
“No offense, but cologne is for sluts. Sorry.” — Susie, 20
On bow ties… “Yeah, no. Go back to England, Doctor Who.” — Katrina, 28
“Sorry you were rejected from the minor leagues. Wearing a baseball hat isn’t going to change the fact that you’re a failed athlete. Oh and are you really even a fan of that team or are you just wearing it because the colors go with your outfit?” — Jennifer, 30
“Polo shirts. Do you even really play polo? No. It’s so fake.” — Faye, 23
On sunglasses… “What, you can’t look at me in the eyes? What’s your problem?” — Quinn, 25
“I can’t stand a man in boxers. Sure sign of a man stunted in his teens if he’s still wearing boxers.” — Gayle, 34
“Tighty whities. Who are you, Walter White? Are you a meth dealer? Because that is so not something I want in my life.” — Liz, 25
On jackets… “They’re a little gimmicky.” — Melonie, 18
“I can’t stand it when a guy’s hair is done up with hair gel. I like it natural, but it still needs to be styled. Hair gel proves to me that you’re trying way too hard.” — Parker, 35
“Khakis are so nasty. If I wanted to fuck a dude from Best Buy, I’d fuck a dude from Best Buy.” — Denise, 20
On sports jerseys… “You’re walking around with another man’s name on your back. Isn’t that kind of gay?” — Shannon, 31
“Beanies always make guys heads look fat. Gross.” — Tara, 24
“Women aren’t going to be looking at your body if you’re hiding in a frumpy dumpy Mr. Rogers sweater.” — Judy, 35
On watches… “Are you too much of a hipster to look at your phone like the rest of us?” — Elsa, 29
“I always wonder why men wear cargo shorts. Why do you need that many pockets? Are you storing up acorns and berries for the winter?” — Connie, 31
“Those New Balance sneakers always rubbed me the wrong way. So you’d rather be comfortable than look good for me? I see how it is.” — Becca, 31
On v-necks… “Slutty.” — Monique, 27
“Men who carry around big shoulder bags always seemed high maintenance to me. I don’t need to date a man like that.” — Nina, 39
“Colorful dress socks always made me think that like whoever was wearing them must have really low self-esteem. You’re just pleading for attention. I don’t have time for that.” — Tracie, 27
On peacoats… “A little too 1940s for my taste. You’re not in the Navy getting ready to hop on a battleship to sail to Guadalcanal. Get over yourself.” — Brandy, 30
“If you want to wear boots so bad, then why don’t you move to Alaska?” — Essa, 26
“Hoodies are for balding men who want an excuse to cover up their gross heads.” — Anna, 30
“Full beards remind me of cults.” — Renee, 20
On being clean shaven… “Are you Patrick Bateman from American Psycho? Or are you a man child who can’t grow any sort of facial hair?” — Rose, 29
DO YOU EVEN REALLY PLAY POLO
Marie Claire Italia September 2013
Model: Sessilee Lopez
Photographer: David Bellemere
Oh Jesus Christ. This isn’t actually from 1987. That means I’m old.
A++ to the stylists and the photographer. I thought this was a vintage photoset.
that hair though
lindseykirkbride replied to your photoset “Top: ASOS men’s sweaters. Bottom: ASOS women’s sweaters. Yeah, I did…”
Have you tried Uniqlo? I love their basics! They have a huge emphasis on warm and comfortable. I love their sweaters… and jeans!
Yes! I go there every time I’m in New York, and I just ordered a sweater from their online store a couple of weeks ago! The website is a bit of a crapshoot when it comes to what’s in stock in my size, but I’m just glad they HAVE an online store these days.
I haven’t tried their jeans because I’m very picky about jeans and I don’t know how they’d fit. They’re having $15 jeans right now though so I might go ahead and buy a pair.
Top: ASOS men’s sweaters. Bottom: ASOS women’s sweaters.
Yeah, I did choose these for the contrast, but I promise you they are both unadulterated shots of actual clothing for sale in those categories. Men’s: Basic, solid colors, look like they would actually keep you warm. Women’s: some cropped neon shit, some cropped sequin dollar sign shit, and a sweater with A BIG HOLE IN IT. Which kind of defeats the purpose of A SWEATER.
I’m just sick of it. I want basic fucking clothing. I want a “like the menswear section, but cut to fit boobs” category. Can someone find me that, please?
Reformatted and reposted (with permission) from the incredible artist
Fall fashion (and a ballgown cause I fucking love ballgowns) for the 4 houses (with movie and book colorway for Ravenclaw yer welcome). Also played around a little bit more in the second look with styles that aren’t usually associated with that house.[x]
that awkward moment when you’re a ravenclaw but you adore the casual dresses for the other 3 houses….
I’ll take one of each please
Laetitia Casta, Cannes Film Festival (May 26, 2013)
AAAAH IT’S A BIRD DRESS I LOVE IT
The Victoria & Albert Museum
What’s a “half-mourning” dress? Mourning in the front, party in the back?
Half-Mourning was the third stage of mourning for a widow. She would be expected to mourn her husband for at least two years, the stages being Full Mourning, Second Mourning and Half-Mourning. The different stages regulated what they would be wearing, with Full Mourning being all black and with no ornamentation, including the wodow’s veil, and the stages after that introducing some jewellery and modest ornamentation. When in Half-Mourning you would gradually include fabrics in other colors and sort of ease your way out of mourning.
Wow, I am happy you made that joke so I could interpert it as a serious question and have an excuse to ramble on about clothing customs of the past, I am a historical fashion nerd.
That’s very informative, but I’m going to stick with my original head canon:
I love both the informed fashion history and the hilariously off-the-wall halves of this post.
Why is there very little utility to women’s clothing? Why don’t we get pockets which actually open? Why do we have to put up with the ‘false pockets’ that are frequently sewn onto women’s jackets and pants to give visual interest without ruining the ‘line’ of the garment? Why, when pockets are actually present, are they so rarely large, stable, or loose enough to accommodate a phone or a wallet? And why, given this is the case, do women go on to cop so much flack for carrying handbags around with them?
Oh wait. Is this one of those double standards which we feminists are always going on about; one of those innocuous little things which everybody just accepts because it is the norm?
Women carry handbags. It is known.
But why? I have watched my male friends get ready to go out. They slip their wallet into one pocket, their keys into another, their phone into a third pocket, and some of them even still have spare pockets large enough to carry a novel for the journey. Those of my friends who wear women’s clothes, though, face an entirely different situation. If they are wearing the right jeans or jacket, they may have up to two usable pockets (not at all guaranteed). However, in most cases they won’t have any pockets at all. Utility and style rarely meet in women’s fashion, so they grab a bag.
Contrary to all the jokes, most women don’t ‘have’ to leave the house with everything they pack in their day-to-day handbag. Most of the items in a woman’s everyday handbag are in there because, if she’s going to have to carry it anyway, she might as well make it worth her while. Excuse us for making use of the one useful item we find in our wardrobes.
Oh lord, don’t get me started on this. This is a little thing that highlights a big equality problem between men and women. We need the same supplies as men to do the same job. When I stocked shelves it was impossible to find pants that would hold my wallet, my box knife, my badge, my keys, my gloves (I worked dairy/frozen) and my phone. I actually ended up not carrying my wallet or keys at all. Fuck if I’m carrying a purse *ever* but that certainly wouldn’t have helped on the job.
My husband? He holds all of that plus his insulin, packets of honey in case his blood sugar drops (or a vial of glucose tablets), glucometer, headphones, markers, and pencils. With plenty of room to spare. I’ve even seen him slip paperback books into empty pockets.
I remember watching I think it was Project Runway and the contestants had to design a new uniform for female postal workers. The one designer put utilitarian pockets on her design, and the judges yelled at her for it. They said something about it not being flattering, because you know, the key part of any uniform is not that it works for the job, but that it shows off your body in the best light possible.
…omg women are Katy No Pocket
a book which ends with a construction worker dude giving her an apron that’s entirely covered in pockets
anyway my point is, the cargo pants trend of the 90s is really due for a comeback
I was underwhelmed by the dresses at the Oscars. Naomi sort of wins best dressed by default, in that she didn’t have too much competition because everything else was boring. Don’t get me wrong, Naomi looks amazing here. I just wish more people had looked anywhere near as amazing.
I’ve been too tired to even get procrastinating done
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