Monday, 15 August 2016

The Keep The Plus Debate



So this is my post, I am not writing it to be added to the Elvi hashtag of #KeepThePlus, basically, Elvi can suck my dick.

If you are reading this and haven't a clue what I am talking about, then here it is in a nutshell. Elvi, a plus size company, want to talk about whether they should Keep The Plus or drop it.

They want people to write an article about why they think they should keep the plus and there is a prize for whoever begs the most advocates keeping the plus the most articulately.

It is also bearing in mind that Elvi have, in the past, done whatever it takes to climb the google rankings for 'PLUS SIZE' as you can see here.




I see you, Elvi, I see you.

Elvi, truly, this isn't the right time for a competition that raises the profile of your company. THIS IS LIFE for a hell of a lot of people.



I am plus-size. I go between a 16 and a 22 on a cycle that resembles the lifecycle of a plant. This is me, I don't have to justify myself to anyone. I don't have to explain myself, show you what I eat or talk about my health to no bitch.

Do I want to wear nice clothes? Of course I do, EVERYONE does. AND EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE THAT RIGHT TO WEAR WHAT THE HELL THEY WANT.


The debate around #KeepThePlus annoys me so much, my clothes are plus size and that really doesn't bother me, I don't care what the label in my knickers say, but when OTHER people say "We shouldn't really call things PLUS-SIZE, THEY are saying that it is offensive and therefore adding stigma to words that really don't need them.

It's like the word fat, I'm not offended by the word fat, the word fat doesn't scare me, people who are scared of the word fat scare me.


I DO NOT SEE ANYONE TRYING TO BAN THE WORD PETITE.

Getting rid of a descriptive term which helps people find clothes is ridiculous.


Making the very people who have supported you, purchased your items and helped you to be where you are today, feel like crap, is ridiculous.

and I for one, will not accept it.

I vote to keep the plus, but not with pretty begging words, I vote with my purse.


How about you?










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7 comments

  1. I don't really see why larger sizes need to be labelled separately, especially when some brands label anything from size 14 upwards as a plus size, what matters to me is being able to get nice clothes in my size. Whether they are labelled "standard" "plus" or even "flabby cow" is a minor detail!

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    1. The "negativity"surrounding the word plus size, seems to be coming from the brands doesn't it?

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  2. YES KELLIE.
    This is all so right. I also am sick of seeing these companies crapping on us - the loyal customers who, come to mention it, have to pay MORE for the SAME items in plus size quite often (yes ASOS I AM LOOKING AT YOU).

    We spend. We are an active consumer and blogger Base. They need to listen - and we need to keep shouting.

    This post is excellent.

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    1. Looks at ASOS HARD.

      God knows what they are up to lately

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  3. Totally agree that it should be kept - its definitely something to be proud of and just one of many forms of differentiation that are so important in fashion.

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    1. So true. How boring if we were all the same, right?

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  4. This wasn't something I had ever thought of, but I agree with your post.

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