The trendy teen chain is launching its plus size line. Does that mean that finally a size 8 woman can fit into their clothes?
Sixty-plus percent of women over 18 in the United States wear a size 12 and above. So isn't it about time, then, that teen fashion mecca Forever 21 launch their plus size line? There aren't any places to shop for hip, trendy, inexpensive clothing, especially in the teen market.
Finally, Forever 21 will make its attempt. In May, they will launch "Faith 21," which will consist of a "Junior Plus" line up to a Junior 2X. However, considering the totally unrealistic sizing they currently have, we're assuming this means that a size 8 or 10 woman may be able to squeeze into a 2X, since their current size Large fits a size 4-6 woman -- and they don't offer XL.
Though it's a step in the right direction, in order to capitalize on the rest of the country, Forever 21 will have to start being more inclusive, and not just cater to the uber-skinny, curve-free tween girl. Just think, they've excluded sixty percent of the population!