Earlier this year, Amy Schumer made fashion news when she criticized glamour for featuring her name on the cover of their plus-size issue. She said both on Instagram and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon that she didn’t want to be called “plus-size”. Now, Khloe Kardashian has said the same thing in an interview with Fashionista.com about her new denim line.
Earlier this week, Khloe Kardashian and Emma Grede launched a new denim line called “Good American” at an event at The Grove in Los Angeles.
In an interview with Fashionista.com, Kardashian and Grede spoke about why people need to stop calling women “plus-size”. They both brought up some good points that were talked about after Schumer spoke went on Jimmy Fallon.
When asked if the jeans were made because denim was a personal issue, Kardashian said that swimwear and denim are the “two most frustrating things to shop for.” Grede talked more about the website explaining that she and Kardashian made style things on three different curvy models.
Fashionista then pointed out that Grede used the word “curvy” instead of saying “plus-size” to which Kardashian said, “I hate the term ‘plus-size.’ I just think it’s so unfair. When did standard sizing become 0-12 or 0-10? We just want to break down those barriers and have standard sizing be 0-24. Period.”
Grede went on to explain how difficult it is to find premium denim in traditional department stores above size 10 despite the fact that “the average size of a woman in this country is a size 16.”
Both of these women are right.
As I said when I was talking about Schumer, women don’t need to be called plus-size because that is the kind of language should be used to describe a piece of clothing. No one goes around calling women “extra-small” or “medium”.
Regardless, these women are right in wanting to be called plus-size. They should instead be called curvy. That seems to be the most respectful way to refer to women of a larger size, much in the way people call women of a smaller size “thin.”
So, what do you think? Do you think Khloe Kardashian is right about not wanting to be called plus-size? Let me know in the comments below. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to get new posts sent directly to your inbox and follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat.
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