When I was almost 500 pounds; all I wanted was to be able to walk into a Victoria Secret store and 1- Fit in their beautiful clothes, and 2- Shop with no judgment.
Well even after I lost 220 pounds sadly one of these goals was attainable but not both. Losing 220lbs and looking damn fine in VS lingerie was one ✔️, but successfully leaving a store without judgement, & being told BY STAFF: you won’t fit into our sizes, this stores just not for you.” ✖️unacceptable.
Why is it such a brilliantly built brand that openly shares its NARROW VIEWS of female beauty and fantasy, can’t invest in widening its perception of “acceptable beauty” to all of its following, not just “the desirable ones.” Take DOVE for example; Dove didn’t limit their models to fit one beauty prototype. It marketed to all and encouraged self acceptance and beauty in all forms & this marketing choice didn’t diminish the company, its image or worth, it sky rocketed its already booming profits and reputation, and it is a company that stakes its REPUTATION ON BEAUTY. .
VS clearly has the marketing tools, resources, financial independence & influential power, not to mention the interest and following of so many- that choosing to NOT embrace all bodies is not only a missed opportunity but sadly a slap in the face to women of this day and age. Are all women good enough to spend and purchase your product, but not all of us women are good enough to be acknowledged by your company? .
Victoria secret.. I’m a 235 pound woman, able to wear your clothing lines / lingerie- comfortably, and look damn good in it too... (Toot Toot🚂) So then why am not able to shop comfortably as a consumer in your stores without being judged BY the STAFF you’ve trained, or look forward to seeing models of my body type or size on the runway? .
Ladies AND if so GENTLEMEN please be kind to one another and esp yourself.
Not everything comes quick and easy, the best outcomes take time.
Know that you’ll find worth where there is investment, and you’re worth the time and effort.
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