Thursday, 8 October 2015

One rule for one?

I wanted to share this here and get some feedback to see if it would abate my annoyance or reassuree I'm not being unreasonable.

I've just been on the Lady Vintage instagram when I saw this:

What's happening here is that due to a high demand the Lyra dress from the Lady Voluptous range (Lady Vintage's plus size range) is now being offered to Lady Vintage customers in their 'straight sizes'. 
Needless to say I'm pissed off.
Before I go any further I want to make it very clear that this isn't an 'us vs them' situation and I'm not wanting to 'keep' this for us fatties but I can't count the number of times I've commented on brands social media begging them to do them in larger sizes, and it NEVER happens. The fact that Lady Vintage did a seperate line with unique dresses shows that fat customers aren't able to wear their lines. 
I find it baffling that Lady Vintage seemingly stop certain dresses at a 20, others at a 24, then make a wholly seperate line just for 16+.
If you are willing to make plus size lines smaller then you should be making smaller lines for bigger customers.
Your straight sized customers already have a larger choice compared to us and tet you offer them even more?
 What am I missing here? Surely with the success of the Lady Voluptuous line they can see that the need is there.
I love this brand. But there have been countless times when I've had an email from them declaring a new dress range, only to click the link and see they stop at a 20.

Why are we not opening up the whole lot to EVERYONE?



  1. Not sure I agree with your blog, your sort of villainizing the company for wanting to make a profit and fulfill a need thats been requested by potential buyers.

    In business its all about demand, if a company makes sizes that are not being sold then they'll go to the sizes that are being sold as they need to make a profit to survive. Makes good business sense to me. So if you want a company to stock your size just keep asking, when they have enough people asking they can then expand their range.

    1. I'm fully aware that demand is what drives a business. I refuse to believe that, considering the success of the Lady Voluptous range, that the demand for plus sizes isn't there.

  2. I agree with you. I love Lady Voluptuous, but I think the Lady V/Lady Volup thing can be quite confusing. There are so many prints in all these different styles and if I clap eyes on one I really like the look of and it's not Lady Volup it can make me feel a bit crestfallen. I think Lady V/Volup do take customer concerns on board as Georgina obviously knows her stuff, so let's hope all the best stuff comes in the bigger sizes. I would've KILLED for that key print dress in my size!