Drop a Plus Size
Selfridges is now under fire from the plus size women of the public after dropping label Marina Rinaldi from their stores. The plus size collection created clothing from size 14 to 26, and it was claimed they did so to make room for other collections that only went up to size 16. There have also been claims that Selfridges has decided to remove all size 18s from the rails.
So why have Selfridges made this move? They say that they attempt to rotate their brands and bring in new ones all the time, but how have they chosen to remove this brand? Perhaps because it wasn't selling as well as other collections. All that's caused the uproar is the products the brand sells.
Don't get me wrong, I understand the need to have plus size clothing, but is it really such a big deal that they are no longer available in Selfridges? As far as I'm concerned a size 26 is unhealthy, the same as a size zero. If people are so against size zero, why is it only health organisations and the NHS that are against a size 26? Both are equally unhealthy. If you are a size 26, perhaps it would be healthy for you to lose weight so that you can buy new clothes n a size 16. Just as well, if you are a size zero (UK size 4) and you're annoyed a size 6 doesn't fit you, then perhaps you should make sure you're eating 3 meals a day so that you can fill out your clothes? Just a suggestion. However, with Selfridges now reducing their number of customers by limiting to sizes 4-16, they are either catering to the people who actually buy in Selfridges, or are sizing up a new demographic of what size they think women should be. Is it really a problem to rule out size 26 women? According to health concerns from the government, no.