Plus-Sizes Suffer A Big Minus
Jun 01, 2009 - by Kirby Marzec
Next to top name designers and department stores, plus-size clothing companies are among to hardest hit by the economic recession. Today, New York's CBS aired a segment which pointed out that many stores are cutting back on the purchase of plus-size garments or eliminating them altogether, making shopping much harder and fashions sparse for plus-size shoppers. Blame it on the fact that plus-size clothes cost around 10% more to produce or the fact that demand isn't as high, but plus-size women, as if it weren't already hard enough to find well fitted, fashionable clothing, are going to have a hard time dressing themselves as the recession only gets worse.
So, what next? Plus-size women taking the recession friendly route of starving themselves until they fit into the more abundant, smaller sizes? The plus-size modeling industry will undoubtedly suffer, and models, like America's Next Top Model Whitney Thompson, will soon enough find themselves in the unemployment line. Basically: chaos...like this: