Fashion: great potential, but failed to impress

 

At Whole Foods the other day I bought this shirt. It looked comfy, soft and is constructed with little details that add character and look flattering. (Note the diagonal seams on the top front,  curved  hemline and tapered waist.) However, don't be fooled. Like many clothing today, it seems the market is geared toward one body type -  and it's not mine. And probably not yours as well.

Why is it assumed women have one body type? The market is geared toward SIZES but not (on the whole) toward SHAPES. Normal ones. Post-partum, sleep-deprived, can't-find-a-moment-to-exercise kind. Running-after-toddlers, taking-care-of-others, why-do-I-have-to-spend-so-much-time-looking-for-decent-clothing kind. Clothing begins to be a chore and the thought of getting dressed in the morning can become quite depressing.

Yes, this train of thought was inspired by a shirt. At a grocery store.

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Where do you shop for clothes? What are your hang-ups? Please share!