It was a couple of days before my friend's sweet 16. The theme was 60s and 70s, and not wanting to look too costumy (not a word), I searched desperately for something that was not only 60s and 70s but also very formal. I went to Forever 21 and found the perfect dress (polka dots and all), but at a SIZE LARGE, it was too small . So, I went back to that section and looked for an XL, and noticed that there were no XL in that section or any other sections. Less than 3 weeks shy of my own sixteenth birthday, my fifteen year old self who knew nothing of vanity sizing, decided that she was too FAT , and decided to lose weight. Initially, I didn't take it seriously, but fast forward to June of that year: I'm watching my portion sizes, avoiding desserts, dancing, jump roping, and religiously following the work out routines in CosmoGirl! and Seventeen. It worked, because that summer I lost a lot of weight, and a Forever 21 LARGE was tight on me. New school year(Junior year) starts and a combination of Lacrosse and still avoiding chocolate chip cookies helped me lose more weight. A little more mature, I decided that I wasn't going to let Forever 21 or any other store tell me whether I am FAT or not. To this day, I have never bought or tried on any thing at Forever 21.
Now that I can probably fit into their mediums, I should probably have no problems with them right? WRONG. They, like many other stores, need to carry larger sizes.
The fact that they are constantly ripping off designers and their clothes are too trendy is another one of problems with them, but that's another post that must include HandM.
Maybe it's just the forever 21 that I went to that doesn't carry larger sizes.
post was inspired by Philip Lim not carrying sizes bigger than 10, vanity sizing, and a link of Forever 21's site.